This position is located in the Pathology and Laboratory Service at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. This position will serve as a phlebotomist, specimen processor, and customer service support in the Laboratory Specimen Processing Section performing support duties for Atlanta VAMC wards and outpatient clinics. Evaluates laboratory order / request to determine the suitability of specimen to collect. Collects specimen using the correct tube for testing. Uses various types of phlebotomy equipment (e.g., butterflies, vacutainer system).Processes Microbiology, Hematology, Chemistry, Serology, Blood Bank, and Immunology specimens for testing. Processes a variety of laboratory specimens using processing methods (centrifugation, splitting specimens into aliquots, and separation of components) in accordance with established laboratory policies and procedures. Prepares, inputs and transmits specimen information for shipment to reference laboratory for testing. Documents maintenance on refrigerators and centrifuges and ensures quality assurance and approximately functionality is maintained. Explains the purpose and procedure for tests to the patient. Demonstrates effective skills in communicating rally/writing to exchange information and resolving customer related problems. Understands the basic medical implications of laboratory tests. Accessions, Accesses or retrieves patient lab report with ease. Ensures all cancellations are documented appropriately per lab policy. Accesses pertinent health data from the VISTA Appointment Management and Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Promotes safety while utilizing the computer, such as proper body mechanics, and ensures that liquids are not in the proximity of computer. Work Schedule: 3:30 p.m. - Midnight with alternating weekends and holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Med Technician Not to Exceed 1 YR/PD07793A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599452600
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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.