This is a OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 01, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. This position is located at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in New Orleans, Louisiana. o Phlebotomy and Procurement of specimens from patients. o Collection of Drug Screens following all Chain of Custody regulations and protocol. o Specimen accessioning. o Specimen processing, pre-analytic assessment and test performance. o Quality control, documentation and instrument maintenance. o Identifies quality control variations and initiates corrective action to correct the problem within established guidelines. o Maintains phone etiquette and provides problem solving for advising other laboratory personnel or healthcare workers on the appropriate collection and handling of specimens. o Waived testing, including (but not limited to) Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) and Urine Pregnancy Testing (UPT). o Ensures all appropriate documentation is entered into the patients' records. o Performs repeat or additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal test results. o Verifies lab reports identifying sample results and determinable factors. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Rotating Weekends & Holidays); Hours: 05:00am-1:30pm, 07:00am-3:30pm, 08:00am-4:30pm, 09:30am-6:00pm, 10:30am-7:00pm; Full-Time. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Specimen Collection/Specimen Processing/Employee Drug Testing)/PD07332-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Physical Requirements: The work performed is predominately in an adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated clinic setting requiring PPE precautions typical of Direct Patient Care settings.
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.