This position serves as the Lead Medical Technician in the Pathology & Laboratory Service providing inpatient and outpatient phlebotomy collection, preparation, and processing in Columbia, SC. ***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Duties will include but may not be limited to the following: This position performs a variety of duties on a rotating basis as a Medical Technician at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center (WJB Dorn VAMC) or the Greenville Outpatient Clinic (GOPC) to include phlebotomy, training, accessioning, labeling, processing, packing and coordination of delivery of samples to WJB Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) laboratory. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all specimens received into the laboratory meet the criteria established by VA regulations, Laboratory policies/procedures, as well as College of American Pathologist (CAP), Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals Organization (JAHCO), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS). The incumbent will notify/contact or inquire of nursing staff and/or providers to verify orders, identification or submission of specimens. The incumbent accessions all specimens into the computer for all sections of the laboratory and to assure prompt delivery of specimens to various sections of the laboratory. The incumbent has the responsibility of drawing blood in order to obtain an optimum specimen for testing. The incumbent maintains laboratory turn around time expectation in the pre-analytic phase by checking individual assignments. The incumbent must understand the basic medical implications of the tests and serve as a receptionist at the laboratory front desk, greeting patients, providing them with appropriate guidance, accompanying patients to designated areas when no care giver is present accessioning lab request, answering non-technical inquiries, and referring technical inquiries to the appropriate laboratory staff member. Incumbent interacts with veterans, their families, and staff in a professional and courteous manner. The incumbent monitors inpatient STAT, timed and routine requests to ensure timely collection; works with Phlebotomy Supervisor to develop and carry out orientation, training and competency assessments; and participates in the interviewing and selection of potential new employees. Monitors inventory of supplies and consumables, placing orders as necessary; and documents complaints and problems and forwards the information to the appropriate individuals for investigation and corrective actions. Performs other duties assigned. WORK SCHEDULE: Monday thru Friday, 8am - 4:30pm to include rotating weekends and holidays Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
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.