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 An Medical Technologist (Generalist) (MT) carries out the day-to-day operations in the laboratory. This would include routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. The MT/CLS at this level 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, following practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. These require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, including organizing and setting priorities with minimal technical supervision. The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as bacteriology, chemistry(including endocrinology and toxicology), molecular biology, coagulation, flow cytometry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), mycology, serology and/or urinalysis. Such positions include requirements 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. - Comprehensive knowledge of professional medical technology/clinical laboratory science principles, practices, concepts, and theories providing for sound independent work. - Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control and assurance procedures and principles of performance improvement in order to manage reagent and supply inventories and document control systems. - Knowledge of laboratory equipment and ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair instrumentation. - Ability to use independent technical judgment to analyze and interpret laboratory results. - Ability to read, interpret and apply complex written instructions. - Ability to communicate, consult and interact with other members of the healthcare team and external relations and provide customer service and patient education. - Skilled in informatics, laboratory data flow and the understanding of laboratory processes. - Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, work as a team member and effectively complete assignments. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Telework: not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD07163A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP : Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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