This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more TheMedical Technologist position is assigned to the Clinical Testing Unit within P&LMS at Dayton VAMC, Dayton, Ohio. The incumbent to this position performs a variety of delicate and complex tests on biological specimens and organ tissues and serves as a generalist in medical technology with responsibility for performing procedures in all areas of Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Blood Bank, Urinalysis and Specimen Processing; and limited Microbiology and Serology as needed during irregular tours of duty. Duties include but not limited too: Follows prescribed procedures, performs any tests in the unit to which he/she is temporarily or permanently assigned. Collects (by venipuncture) and prepares human samples for analysis. Responds to time factor to insure that the physiologic state of specimens is maintained. Evaluates requested procedures to determine the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requests new specimen if determined to be unusable. Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction; locates and implements corrections. Recognizes and defines testing problems and evaluates methods for solution. Evaluates, guides, or implements possible alternative approaches to standard methods. Utilizes advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 11:00 pm to 7:00 am with rotating weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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