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The VA in Syracuse, NY is recruiting for full and part-time Medical Technologists!
Summary: The Medical Technologist develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. This work is performed in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as bacteriology, chemistry (endocrinology/toxicology), molecular biology, coagulation, flow cytometry, genetics hematology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), mycology, parasitology, serology, urinalysis, and virology.
*Education Debt Reduction Program is being offered subject to available funding. ($40,000 year for up to 5 years).
Full & Part-Time positions available.
We offer a comprehensive benefit package:
13 paid vacation days a year to start, 19.5 after 3 years and 26 days after 15 years!
13 paid sick days - cumulative, no limit on accrual
10 paid holidays
Group Health and Life Insurance - you can carry into retirement!
Savings plan (5% match on 401K)
Shift Differential - 10%
Weekend Differential - 25%
Double Time for Holidays Worked
Career Development Programs
Nationwide Transfer Opportunities
Excellent Work life Balance (Employee gym, yoga classes offered!)
United States Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship required. Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education and/or Experience Combination. A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.). AND Completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Note: Completion of this program after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHGEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. OR A bachelor's degree, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND Two (2) years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten (10) years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologist (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. OR, Five (5) years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten (10) years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.
Preferred Experience: Candidates with Microbiology experience preferred but not required.
Additional Salary Information: Education Debt Reduction Program is available subject to program funding. ($40,000 year up to 5 years)
Internal Number: CBAL-10351073-19-AG
About Department of Veterans Affairs
Sure, there are lots of places you could build a health care career. But the VA can offer you greater challenge, opportunity, teamwork and satisfaction unlike any other. Here are just a few of the many ways a career at VA stands out from the crowd:
VA offers a broad range of scholarships, tuition reimbursement and loan repayment programs, and other educational opportunities to help you in your lifelong quest for learning.
VA employees with federal student loans may be eligible for the national loan forgiveness program.
VA conducts the largest medical education program in the country, in partnership with over 1,800 academic institutions.
VA employees enjoy predictable, flexible schedules with guaranteed shifts that accommodate their specific needs and lifestyles.
The Syracuse VA has a fitness center on site.
Employees receive generous vacation and personal leave and 10 paid federal holidays.