This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 6), Fayetteville Health Care Center, Fayetteville, NC. Duties to include but not limited to: Performs the full range of supervisory duties and is responsible for the overall supervision of the section(s) specified, which includes: conducting interviews, recommending appointment, evaluating work performance, counseling of employees whose performance is marginal or unsatisfactory, and initiating disciplinary actions when necessary; hearing and resolving complaints from employees. Collaborates with other supervisors in completing the laboratory scheduling process and adjusts staffing levels or work procedures. Assures that all employees under supervision are aware of and abide by the appropriate hospital and laboratory safety regulations. Supervises the clinical training experiences of technical and professional level technician training programs to fulfill educational and professional requirements. Ensures a team approach to daily work and promotes problem solving among the staff. Assures that the laboratory procedures and staff meets all requirements of College of American Pathologists, TJC, as well as VA safety and infection control requirements. Provides technical guidance to technicians when quality control or instrument problems occur. In collaboration with the Laboratory Manager and/or designee, establishes policies and procedures within the section that comply with the guidelines of appropriate regulatory and accrediting agencies. Responsible for updating procedure manuals for a specific laboratory function and recommends updated guidelines and policies for non-routine or complex assignments. Maintains the laboratory facilities and equipment and controls supplies, determine compliance with safety requirements, establishes inventory and equipment maintenance requirements and maintains appropriate inventories and maintenance schedules. Maintains laboratory stock and orders materials, as needed. Operates and troubleshoots laboratory instrumentation throughout the clinical laboratory to include: Specimen Collection, Reference Lab Testing, Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Urinalysis. Accessions and acknowledges specimens using laboratory computer systems or designated backup systems and established guidelines; uses approved methodology for sample collection following all National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) guidelines. Processes specimens and selects appropriate procedures based on knowledge of the type of specimens, patient information, and resources available in the laboratory. Collects, processes and prepares specimens for send out testing in accordance with the collection and shipping requirements of the testing facility. Performs reticulocyte counts; sedimentation rates and follows procedures for staining blood and body fluids. Reports all critical values according to established guidelines. Operates waived instrumentation for the determination of laboratory test results, reporting all critical values according to established guidelines, and enters results into hospital computer system, verifying accuracy, completeness and validity in the process. Shares responsibility for the performance of calibrations and standard curve studies for all testing methodologies. Operates a variety of complex instrumentation, the complexity of the tasks in this area is not limited to the actual performance of the assay, but also includes the calibration, quality control, reagent evaluation and preparation, and routine and advanced maintenance and troubleshooting of the instruments. Reports all critical values according to established guidelines, enters results into hospital computer system, verifying accuracy, completeness and validity in the process. Operates instrumentation for the performance of semi-quantitative measurements of chemical and cellular constituents in urine specimens; including drug of abuse screening collection and testing and microalbumin testing. Responsible for identifying abnormal cellular elements that may be indicative of disease processes. Performs inoculation of various media with clinical specimens, including the selection of the proper media, correct temperature for incubation and proper atmospheric requirements. Work Schedule: Monday -Friday, 8:00 AM -4:30 PM, rotating holidays and weekends as needed. Telework: Not Available Position Description/PD#: Lead Medical Technician/PD007938 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Internal Number: 599895100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.