This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Atlanta VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for Lead Medical Technologists (TL) for the day and night shifts. Medical Technologists at this level generally have professional oversight responsibilities and provides professional and technical advice to other technicians and technologists on evening or night shifts and may have responsibility for a specific large scale automated analytical instrument system; a specific area of laboratory functions, such as employee competency records, supply functions, quality control review, new method development, or employee or student training. The Lead Medical Technologist Leader (TL) facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities and goals are coordinated with laboratory management. The Lead Medical Technologist (TL) also provides technical advice to staff and other health care members and oversees work assignments and work flow. The Lead Medical Technologist (TL) is responsible for ensuring that staff follow all policies and procedures and is a subject matter authority when there are questions of a technical or professional nature. The Lead Medical Technologist (TL) may be responsible for reporting personnel absences and may be responsible for staff schedules and other assignments delegated by the departmental supervisors. Other duties include, but are not limited to: Develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Performs testing procedures on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques. Monitors quality control systems and measures. Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if needed. Prepares specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiological state of the specimen properties is maintained. Responsible for the generation of accurate laboratory results and keeping records of all work done in the laboratory. Responsible for entering, editing and verifying results recorded in the computer system. Occasionally submits atypical organisms to a reference for identification, typing, epidemiological or study purposes. Serves as an expert providing authoritative advice and consultation for more difficult, complex, or unique tests requiring special knowledge. Assists the supervisor in technical phases of the organizational level on various aspects of the specialized testing including appropriateness that takes into consideration clinical context. Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals are coordinated with management. Performs other duties as assigned by management. Work Schedule: 12:00am - 8:30am (Night Shift) and 7:00am - 3:30pm (Day Shift). Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Lead Medical Technologist (Generalist)/PD08120A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Paulette.Holland@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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