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), Durham VA Medical Center, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. Duties and responsibilities for this position include, but not limited to the following: Performs work in the testing and examination procedures carried out in the laboratory. Conducts any or all of the following tasks related to specimens: performs collection, ensures accurate and complete labeling and accessioning; distributes to appropriate areas of the lab, runs through centrifuge and de-capping machines, and stores analyzed specimens in racks according to day and lab number. Processes specimens through primary analyzers in chemistry, hematology, serology, rapid testing, and coagulation. Performs a variety of tests which are difficult and complex. Consults with the following people, as necessary, to ensure the integrity of test results before those results are reported: supervisor. fellow employees, manufacturer's instructions or representative, and/or a pathologist. Report/Verify results for the rapid testing area and reference lab. Maintains appropriate certification for packaging and shipping hazardous/biological specimens. Answers telephone and appropriately refers requests for laboratory test information to various departments within the laboratory. Researches test methods and specimen requirements for rarely requested assays, and provides necessary assistance on test performance or special studies. Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors in which influence test results. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD06265A and PD05592A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.