The Oklahoma City VA is currently recruiting two Medical Technologists. The following duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: GS-7 Responsible for day-to-day operation and basic organization of his/her work area including: initiation and/or completion of testing, reporting, maintenance of testing records, performance of quality control (QC) and maintenance of QC records, supply inventory and system of storage. Performs advanced and complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements. Notifies supervisor of inventory issues, basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and timely reporting of problems and irregularities. Develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, c01Telates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Responsible for the performance of a variety of procedures including complex analyses and infrequently requested tests; evaluating abnormal results. Verifies correct instrument operation; standardizes, performs, and calculates results for a variety of complex tests. Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. Selects procedures which are appropriate for the request for service and are congruent with patient considerations. Utilizes various computer applications for processing of test requests for which computerized methods have been established and implemented. Must be able to access specimens, enter results and comments, verify results, delete and reject invalid requests, and search patient data and information. Uses independent technical judgment to analyze and interpret laboratory results. Interprets and applies complex written instructions. Communicates, consults, and interacts with other members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service, and patient education. Answers any inquiries regarding test results. Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures. Assists in evaluating and implementing new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods when applicable, and theoretical knowledge. Trains new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program. Communicates effectively and courteously. Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines. Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data from unregulated release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc. GS-9 In addition to GS-7 duties and responsibilities: Performs procedures in the areas of chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), serology; microbiology, flow cytometry, molecular pathology and/or and specimen procurement and processing. Skilled in informatics, laboratory data flow and the understanding of laboratory processes. Prepares reagents and primary reference materials, assembles equipment, verifies correct instrument operation; standardizes, performs, and calculates results for a variety of complex tests such as special stains and procedures associated with whole blood and microbiological specimens, specialty to chemical stains, body fluid analysis differentials and smears, cardiac panels, cross matching blood, etc. Selects, performs, evaluates, and monitors the performance of routine, non-routine, and specialized test procedures using manual techniques and/or instruments. Correlates quantitative, biochemical, physiologic, and morphologic, and morphologic data with other laboratory data and/or other patient data to verify results. Performs additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results and reports results. Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products. Maintains proper records for all quality control reports. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks. Identifies common problems and makes necessary adjustments or repairs. Resolves problems involving other services, involves supervisor if needed. Maintains safety and cleanliness of laboratory. Follows all appropriate OSHA and HIPPA guidelines. Works with management to assure laboratory is in compliance with the regularity agency requirements and guidelines. Maintains appropriate professional credentials. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Technologist/PD000000
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.