Incumbent serves as Medical Laboratory Technician for the Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOCs) in Multiple Maine Locations. The incumbent is responsible for the collection, processing, and shipping of the required blood specimens from patients. Incumbent performs waived and moderately complex QC and patient testing, such as hem occult, finger stick PT's and glucoses, Mini-Ves ESR's, and dipstick urinalysis. Other responsibilities include evaluating abnormal results and monitoring QC. This individual must keep abreast of the technical aspects of instrumentation. Because of this responsibility, the technician must evaluate problem situations involving the instrumentation, provide troubleshooting as much as possible and then make decision to further test the instrument or contact the Togus VA Pathology & Laboratory Service for assistance. The incumbent also has the responsibility to maintain all laboratory instruments and records and maintains working inventory of supplies needed for functions related to laboratory operation of the CBOC. Performs venipuncture's associated with tolerance tests, time tests, "stat" tests, and routine requests at the CBOC. Must be alert to possible adverse reactions, such as fainting, nausea, etc., that can occur in conjunction with venipuncture's and be able to administer basic immediate care until additional professional help is obtained. Responsible for processing and accessioning in laboratory orders through Vista, making lab appointments, answering telephones, and referring unanswered questions to the appropriate source for correct information/assistance. Is able to access Vista/CPRS to assist with questions regarding existing lab appointments, lab orders, test results, specimen status, ect. Will process blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens as necessary for testing. This will include centrifugation, aliquoting, and determination of acceptable specimens. Employee also performs bleeding times for the Coagulation department of the Laboratory. Employee will assist with patient intake, completion of clinical reminders, take vital signs, and perform EKG's as requested. Work Schedule: Multiple Daytime Schedules Available (7:00AM-3:30PM; 7:30AM-4:00PM; 8:00AM-4:30PM) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician - Phlebotomist - Multiple Maine Locations/PD402-00190 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.