The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare System, Pathology and Laboratory Service line is recruiting for a Medical Technologist. The Medical Technologist develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis until the closing date of this open continuous announcement as long as vacancies exist. A recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The Medical Technologist develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, and require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. The work performed is potentially in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as bacteriology, chemistry (including endocrinology and toxicology), coagulation, hematology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), serology, and urinalysis. This position is required to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory and other healthcare professionals, and others in the medical center setting including the public. Work Schedule: The tour of duty may be days, evenings, and/or night shifts with rotating weekends and holidays. Additional information will be provided during the interview process. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Student Loan Repayment: This occupational series is eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). Repayment is limited to $10,000 annually, up to $60,000 in lifetime awards. Participants must sign a service agreement and maintain an acceptable level of performance to remain eligible for this program. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an open continuous announcement. Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to the Service. The Application packets for those who are found qualified for this position will be referred bi-week until the announcement is closed, canceled or filled.
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