This Medical Technologist position is located within Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service of Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. Medical Technologist carry out the day-to-day operations in the laboratory, this would include routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. NOTE: This is an Open Continuous Announcement and will remain open until December 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. At the entry level, a Medical Technologist will serve in a career development position practicing under close supervision of an MT at or above the full performance level. Performs a range of laboratory procedures, including testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician occupation; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment;, uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment; adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis considering physiologic processed and requirements. At the full performance level, a Medical Technologist 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Multiple Shifts (0800am-1630pm/1600pm-MN/MN-800a) with rotating weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five Years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Office. Recruitment Incentive May Be offered to highly qualified candidates.
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.