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Medical Technologist Job in NEWINGTON, CT

Medical Technologist Job in NEWINGTON, CT

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $46,398.00 to $73,784.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/10/2017 Close Date 11/30/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    10/10/2017 to 11/30/2017

  • Salary

    $46,398 to $73,784 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Other federal employees and US Citizens should apply under VIN #2017381.

    ****This position is open continuous until 11/30/2017 or until filled.  Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.****

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    VA Connecticut is seeking a Medical Technologist (Generalist) in our Path and Lab Service.  This position will be filled at the Newington campus of VACT Healthcare system.  Duties include but are not limited to:

    ·   Accession and properly process all specimens that come into the lab, including but not limited to those sent from other labs, histology and cytology specimens.

    ·   Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable.  Prepares specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiologic state of the specimen properties is maintained.

    ·   Selects, performs, evaluates and monitors the performance of test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with established protocols.  Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction; locates and implements corrections.

    ·   Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products and maintains proper records for quality control reports.

    ·   Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts and maintains instruments.  Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks and monitoring.  Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs.

    ·   Evaluates the validity of data in relation to the test system and accepted assay procedures.  Correlates quantitative data with patient data (i.e., history, medications) to verify results.

    ·   Keeps inventory of supplies and reagents and orders consumables as needed.

    ·   Coordinates the prompt shipment of incoming specimens or the distribution of specimens for processing within the laboratory, as well as prompt and appropriate packaging and shipment of all specimens/tests to reference laboratories.

    ·   Responsible for the generation of laboratory results from the work area into the laboratory computer system and for the editing and verification of the results recorded into the computer system.

    Work Schedule:  Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm with rotating weekends and holidays as needed

    Functional Statement Title:  Medical Technologist- Generalist

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required to the West Haven campus.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481404100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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