Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
VA Northern Indiana Health Care Systems is larger than just a single facility. It is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a dual campus and Community Based Outpatient Clinics, (CBOCs), in Goshen, South Bend, Peru and Muncie, Indiana and combined VA mission. The combined mission of the VANINHCS means military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at these facilities.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions .
Please note: A recruitment or relocation incentive MAY be authorized for select candidates.
Once appointed you will be eligible to apply for student loan reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program. Approval is dependent on meeting program requirements and program funding.
Please Note: This is an open continuous announcement and will be extended as needed until the position has been filled. The first cutoff date for a certificate will be November 7th, 2016 and as needed thereafter. You MUST submit a completed application before 11:59 p.m. on November 7th, 2016 to be considered for the initial referral.
Please Note: In accordance with VA regulations candidates will be referred as follows (selecting officials may make a selection from any referral list):
Internal Referral List:
a. Current VANIHCS employees
b. Current VA employees
External Referral List:
a. Other qualified federal employees
b. All other qualified candidates (Veterans preference does apply to this referral list. All preference eligible are referred together regardless by the type of preference followed by all other applicants)
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with weekend and holiday rotation.
The incumbent serves as a generalist medical technologist performing a variety of duties in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Performing a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist occupation.
- Performing a wide variety of duties in chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, blood bank, immunology and microbiology.
- Performing and documenting quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance.
- Identifying discrepancies, solving problems and presenting solutions.
- Incorporating the principles of educational methodology in the instructions and training of new members of the laboratory.
- Evaluating and implementing new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge.
- Evaluating and solving problems related to the collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis.
- Maintaining and documenting the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment.
Assignment This is considered the full performance level for nonsupervisory positions. A MT at this level 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 develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results ensuring all laboratory regulatory requirements are met. 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 chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, and immunohematology. Such positions include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory healthcare professionals and the public in a professional, courteous and effective manner.
Functional Statement Title/#: 064409
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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