The Buffalo, NY Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting full-time Medical Technologists to evaluate, interpret, correlate, and validate the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens using manual or automated techniques and require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as bacteriology, chemistry (including immunoassay and toxicology), coagulation, hematology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), and urinalysis. Also required to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory and other healthcare professionals.
Overnight position; Midnight to 8AM Shift, to include holiday and weekend rotations; Shift, weekend & holiday pay differentials!
A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.)
Completion of a medical technology clinical practice program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. 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.
Certification - All candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.
Preferred Experience: At least one year of current experience is preferred, but not required.
Possibility of annual performance bonus
Guaranteed salary increases
Generous paid vacation time
Generous paid sick time with unlimited carry over
10 Federal holidays with pay
Federal Retirement Plan
Separate 401K with partial agency match
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical techniques and technologies in the Nation.
Bachelor's Degree, national certification as Medical Technologist or Clinical Lab Scientist, U.S citizenship.
One year exp preferred but not required. open to new grads.
Internal Number: 22
About Department of Veterans Affairs
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.