This position is located in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid Atlantic Healthcare Network (VISN 6), Durham VA Medical Center (DVAMC) in Durham, NC. This position function as a Medical Technician for the Durham VAMC Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS). Duties to include but not limited to: Maintains the laboratory facilities, equipment and controls supplies. Monitors specimens, equipment and the environment for contamination. Performs culture on equipment and work surfaces. Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintains complete and accurate records of all test results. Prepares reports of data collected and tests performed. Must be aware of and strictly adhere to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CUA) and local/agency requirements. Maintains comprehensive records of written and practical quality control measures to monitor all systems/processes for significant change that could indicate discrepancies or control of results; take corrective measures to correct deviations for established quality control limits. Performs specimen collection, labeling, accessioning, distribution, and storage. Performs work in the testing and examination procedures carried out in the laboratory, which can be difficult and complex. Prepares diagnostic reagents and reference materials. Follows manuals or instructions every aspect of which is not covered in detail. Identifies the work to be done to fulfill project requirements and objectives, plans and carries out the procedural and technical steps required, seeks assistance as needed, independently coordinates work efforts with outside parties, and characteristically submits only completed work. Exercises initiative in developing solutions to common technical and procedural problems such as changes in priorities, need for extended field time, and other such comparable issues. Seeks administrative direction or decision from higher authority on the course to follow when encountering significant technical or procedural problems with the work. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 5:00 AM -1:30 PM, Holidays and Weekend rotations Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD62650A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599903600
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.