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Location:
WEST HAVEN, CT
Date:
02/21/2018
2018-02-212018-03-22
Job Code:
VHA-689-18-JN-10122557
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Medical Technician Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Medical Technician Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. VHA-689-18-JN-10122557 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $47,374.00 to $61,584.00 Grade 7 to 7
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/1/2018 Close Date 2/21/2018
Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
WEST HAVEN, CT

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    02/01/2018 to 02/21/2018

  • Salary

    $47,374 to $61,584 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 7

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Announcement number

VHA-689-18-JN-10122557

Control number

489486100

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

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    Responsibilities

    VACT Healthcare system is seeking a full-time Medical Technician. The position will be located at the West Haven campus. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Works in central processing (CP) and/or anatomic pathology (AP) performing specimen processing, referral lab send-outs, phlebotomy and rapid test procedures
    • Performs testing procedures on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques with minimal supervision
    • Receives specimens submitted for clinical or pathologic examination and evaluates the acceptability of each specimen, documents discrepancies and resolves potential problems
    • Uses problem solving skills to identify and correct any problems arising with the received specimens
    • Utilizes centrifuges, automated processors, automated histology equipment, refrigerators and freezers and records maintenance data and temperature readings in the appropriate log/chart
    • Assures proper processing of tissue specimens, especially those requiring special handling (e.g. direct immunofluorescence, tissue submitted for frozen section or quantitative analysis)
    • Accurately labels cassettes for the gross run in the proper format and color per SOP
    • Prior to a phlebotomy assignment the incumbent works from requisitions, computerized phlebotomy lists and instructions or other verbal requests to obtain and collect patient's blood understanding all urgencies and performs data entry associated with phlebotomy.
    • Properly labels specimen containers and paperwork and records specimens onto the appropriate logs.
    Work schedule: Monday- Friday with rotating weekends and holidays and rotating shifts (6am-2:30pm, 7am-3:30pm, 8am-4:30pm, 8:30am-5pm or 9am-5:30pm as needed)

    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available
    Telework: Not available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position
    Position Description Title/PD#: Medical Technician/ 00532-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current, permanent federal employees, VEOA, VRA, 30% disabled, Individuals with disabilities, Military spouses

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.


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