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Medical Technician Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Medical Technician Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. VHA-689-17-JNDB-1994678-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $46,398.00 to $60,322.00 Grade 07 to 07
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/7/2017 Close Date 8/25/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-07 to 2017-08-25

  • Salary

    $46,398 to $60,322 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07

  • Series

    0645 Medical Technician

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



2 vacancies in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  1994678

This position is restricted to current permanent competitive service employees of VA CT Healthcare System and permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees, Status eligibles - current career or career-conditional federal employees with competitive status, Reinstatement eligibles, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, certain military spouses, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans with a 30% or more disability.

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

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 on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


VA Connecticut is seeking two (2) full-time Medical Technicians.  The position will be located in the central processing (CP) and/or anatomic pathology (AP) sections of the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS).  Duties include but are not limited to:

·   Performs specimen processing, referral lab send-outs, phlebotomy and rapid test procedures

·   Performs tests on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques

·   Receives specimens submitted for clinical or pathologic examination and evaluates the acceptability of each specimen, documents discrepancies and resolves potential problems

·   Acknowledges specimens received from inside and outside locations in the LIS system, verifying pertinent information as detailed in the SOP

·   Records samples and properly processes all patient specimens that come into the CP and/or AP lab, including but not limited to microbiology, virology, blood and body fluids, histology and cytology 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

·   Properly labels specimen containers and paperwork and records specimens into the appropriate logs

·   Determines where and in what manner specimens will be sent out and assembles mailing containers, packs specimen(s) in biosafety container(s), labels with shipping company labels

·   Keeps inventory of consumables, supplies and reagents and notifies superiors when levels are low and need to be ordered

·   Assists in training newly hired staff, medical students residents and/or other staff who are orienting to the CP and/or AP processing areas of the laboratory

·   Files, retrieves and audits the records of AP or CP according to the request for information

·   Evaluates the validity of data in relation to the test system and accepted assay procedures to assure that the patent results are accurate

·   Adheres to and complies with all Health Administration and Veterans Medical Center regulations and policies

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday with rotating weekends and holidays/ Rotating shifts 8am-4:30pm, 9am-5:30pm and other shifts as needed

Position Description Title/PD#:  00532-A

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required to the Newington campus.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: (203)932-5711x2392


VHA Connecticut HCS
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven

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

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