The Medical Technologist serves as a generalist at the Salisbury VA Medical Center and have the responsibility for performing procedures in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis, Serology, Blood Bank, Microbiology, and Send Outs/Reference Lab. The generalist medical technologist rotates with other generalists on a regular basis to other areas within the lab. The Medical Technologist is responsible for the following duties but not limited to: Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable. Prepares 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. Correlates 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: FULL-TIME; Day, Evening, and Night Shifts with rotating weekends and holidays. May be assigned to cover "off tour/shifts" as assigned to meet the needs of the service. The employee is considered essential personnel and is therefore required to be available for work during emergency situations. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.