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Medical Technologist Molecular Diagnostics Technical Specialist Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Medical Technologist Molecular Diagnostics Technical Specialist Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $68,666.00 to $89,262.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/27/2017 Close Date 1/17/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    12/27/2017 to 01/17/2018

  • Salary

    $68,666 to $89,262 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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.

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    VACT is seeking a full-time Medical Technologist (Molecular Diagnostics Technical Specialist) for the West Haven campus. The incumbent serves as an expert in providing authoritative advice and consultation for mor difficult, complex, or unique tests requiring special knowledge, e.g., molecular pathology. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Performs procedures in all aspects of genetic testing, Pharmacogenics, including DNA and RNA isolation, amplification and detection, infectious disease testing and viral load analysis
    • Advises all organizational levels on various aspects of the specialized testing
    • Develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results
    • Performs a variety of testing procedures of biological specimens using manual or automated techniques and exercises independent judgment with minimal technical supervision
    • Monitors quality control systems and measures; collaborates in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provides education for laboratory professionals, other healthcare professionals and the public
    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday/ 8am-4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487299200. 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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