****A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual.**** This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 10/23/2020. Additional applications will be referred as needed. This position is located the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, WTVAHCS. The incumbent performs a wide variety of laboratory tests on blood, urine and other body fluids in addition to other duties. The incumbent serves as a generalist in medical technology with responsibility for performing procedures in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Serology, Urinalysis, and Microbiology. The generalist medical technologist rotates with other generalists on a regular basis through the above-mentioned areas. The MLS/MT/CLS also works off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need Assignments may include laboratory test development or modification, method validation/performance evaluation, quality control (QC) review/troubleshooting/revisions, and/or assistance with providing consultation services to health care providers, serves as primary operator/analyzer specialist and development of policies and procedures for the department. Duties/Tasks - Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable. Prepare specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiologic state of the specimen properties is maintained. - Selects, performs, evaluates and monitors the performance of test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with established protocols. Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction; locates and implements corrections. - Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products and maintains proper records for quality control reports. - Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts and maintains instruments. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks and monitoring. Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs. - Evaluates the validity of data in relation to the test system and accepted assay procedures. Correlate quantitative data with patient data (i.e., history, medications) to verify results. - Performs additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results. Recognizes abnormal results that require immediate attention by the physician and reports them directly. - Responsible for the generation of laboratory results from the work area into the laboratory computer system and for the editing and verification of the results recorded into the computer system. Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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