The Health Technician position works in the Pathology and Laboratory medicine Section VA Outpatient Clinic .Provides assistance of a technical, specialized, or support nature to health and medical personnel in the diagnosis or treatment of patient Obsesses or medical conditions. He/she support medical and health professionals in tests and procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions. The Health Technician position is responsible to perform duties in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service related to accessioning and processing laboratory specimens, performing phlebotomy duties, and performing the associated testing. This position is located in the Pathology and Laboratory within the Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic, Laboratory Section. A wide variety of duties and responsibilities such as: Performs work in a clinical laboratory providing a range of diagnostic functions to include blood-drawing procedures, assisting patients and specimen processing. Performs a range of diagnostic support duties such as taking and labeling specimens for the laboratory. Adheres to safety, infection control and universal precaution at all times while drawing blood, to include such things as site preparation, removing tourniquets, wearing gloves and protective gowns and following all isolation procedures while drawing patients. Maintains records for routine patient test or laboratory transactions. Receives samples for testing into the laboratory; labels specimens, centrifuges samples and distributes them to the appropriate area. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 6:30am - 2:00pm, 7:00am - 3:30pm, 7:30am -4:00pm, 8:00am - 4:30pm, 8:30am - 5pm. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/ Physical Requirements: The work is generally performed in an office environment and requires some physical effort such as standing, sitting, walking, or bending. There are no special physical demands.
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.