The VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System is currently seeking a highly energetic and motivated individual to join our team as a Medical Technologist in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. This position is located in the Laboratory Service at George E. Wahlen VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and patient care areas involved with the service. ***If a current VA Agency federal employee, please apply to the PUBLIC announcement at CBSU-11201510-21-TSS*** ***This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until November 11, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be August 25, 2021 with subsequent cut-off dates bi-weekly. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.*** Duties of the position include, and are not limited to: Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician occupation Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic process and requirement with immediate or general supervision Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Diagnoses deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction with immediate or general supervision Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective action related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement with immediate or general supervision Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and bio security in the workplace with immediate or general supervision Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions with immediate or general supervision Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results with immediate or general supervision in collaboration with senior technologists interprets results and suggest follow-up test selection or procedures Assists with 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. Interprets findings and makes recommendations Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines with minimal assistance Other duties/tasks as assigned Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, Rotating weekends/holidays, 9:00pm-7:30am Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD51418A and PD51419A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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