Medical Technologist assists the laboratory manager in managing and supervising all phases of laboratory service operations. Provides guidance and serves as an authority and subject matter expert on laboratory medicine, including research, agency policies, new techniques and procedures. Develops guidelines, assesses laboratory effectiveness, establishes and maintains quality assurance and performance improvement programs. Medical Technologist assignments require specialized training and experience. Employees must have advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. They have wide latitude for exercising independent judgment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Assignments include moderate to high complexity testing to maintain technical skills and are performed by the incumbent during staff vacancies/vacations up to 25% of the time. The major duties and responsibilities of the position - Plans and schedules on-going work. Adjusts staffing levels or work procedures. - Chooses methods for achieving work goals, objectives, and management strategies. Assures validations and correlations meet standards of accuracy, precision, sensitivity and specificity and that medical staff are knowledgeable of changes. - Day-to-day supervision of moderate and highly complex test performance. - Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of performance. - Assures corrective action is initiated when test performance deviates from established performance specifications. - Assures orientation, training, and competency assessment of staff. - Implements and monitors quality management activities. Designs quality improvement monitors, reviews data, implements requirements for change or improvements. - Trains and evaluates staff/students/residents assigned to the section - Coordinates specimen processing or section testing for approved research studies - Performs the full range of supervisory duties. Recommends appointment, plans and assigns work, gives advice and counsel, and evaluates work of subordinates. - Assures section meets standards of accreditation agencies such as College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission, FDA and other VA inspecting entities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm (varies - Rotation weekends and holidays) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.