The incumbent serves as Medical Technician in the Phlebotomy Department on the Pathology and Laboratory Service at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. This persons major areas of responsibility include accessions specimens into the computer system; collect blood by venipuncture on patients; collect and process urine, sputum, and stool specimens in the Outpatient Phlebotomy department of the Laboratory; transport specimen from the collection site to the Laboratory, and instruct and assist patients. In the role of the Medical Technician, they will perform a range of diagnostic duties for the VA Medical Center. Duties include but not limited to: Uses sterile technique when performing venipuncture to collect blood specimens, and accepts collections of other body fluids such as urine and stool. Collecting and labeling of specimens for the laboratory. Specimen processing, including schedules and conducts glucose tolerance testing, including administration of proper amount of glucose and monitoring patient throughout the test for adverse reactions.. Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accurately and completely to provide patient care and properly accession orders. Provides patient with instruction and evaluates the suitability of all collected specimens for testing. Performs thorough check of all specimens coming through department and act independently in contacting appropriate medical staff for correction Adheres to special instructions and priorities, such as "STAT", transport on ice, deliver, immediately, protect from light, etc. Greets patients and visitors ; assisting patients with instructions, questions emotional assessments and making them feel comfortable as possible. Explains procedures and positions patients for standard procedures. Receives and directs patients, instructs patients in the proper collection of specimens such as midstream clean-catch urine collection, 24-hour urine collection, stool collection, and collection of specimens for culture and sensitivity, occults bloods, etc. Performs thorough checks of all specimens coming through the Outpatient Phlebotomy department. Work Schedule: 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD01017A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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