The incumbent serves in the Phlebotomy and Processing section of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. The position is that of a Medical Technician assigned to provide phlebotomy support for both inpatients and outpatients at the Amarillo VA Health Care System. If you are not a permanent VA Employee, you should apply under CAZM-11092389-21-JG. *** Bargaining Position *** Join the Amarillo VA Health Care System as a Medical Technician by performing routine venipuncture specimen collections. You will be required to receive and sort specimens, check request slips or shipping documents for proper information, log in specimen, and deliver specimens to various laboratory sections. You will perform established quality control procedures to check the accuracy and validity of the test results. Any deviations in quality control results are documented and reported to the supervisor. Other duties include: Answers incoming calls for Laboratory Services. Quickly finds and relays accurate information or refers the caller to technical personnel. Instructs patients in proper sterile and non-sterile urine collections, 24-hour urine collection, collection of specimens for culture and sensitivity, ova and parasite, occult blood and special specimen collections for flu, DNA testing, environmental surveillance, urine drug screens, etc. Preparation of samples for testing in the various clinical laboratory sections, such as labeling, centrifugation, decanting, allocating, etc. Distribution, storage and delivery of supplies and other materials used for the purpose of phlebotomy services. Cleaning and restocking the blood collection room and areas where collection trays and equipment is stored. Receiving phlebotomy requests utilizing both manual and computerized logging methods. Recollection of patient specimens when determined by the medical technologists to be inadequate or insufficient to meet the test requirements. Collection of additional samples as required for the purpose of performing additional requested testing. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.) Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD504-2036-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598768800
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