This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Specimen Procurement Department provides pre- and post-analytical support for the clinical and anatomic sections of the laboratory to prospectively procure high-quality human specimens while ensuring patient care and confidentiality. Specimen Processing Services incorporates the processing of specimens received in the lab, packaging and shipping of specimens to various reference laboratories, input of results from reference laboratories, and phlebotomy services that supports inpatients and outpatient hours according to the local needs. The person in this position is responsible for performing the full range of supervisory duties for one or more sections of the laboratory Duties of the Supervisory Medical Technologist include but are not limited to: Responsible for performing the full range of supervisory duties for one or more sections of the laboratory, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement and disciplinary actions; identification of continuing education and training needs. Perform laboratory specimen processing consisting of collecting, receiving, identifying, accessioning, sorting, preparation, internal laboratory distributions of specimens, external shipping of specimens, and input of results from various reference laboratories Performs the full range of supervisory duties. Recommends appointment, plans and assigns work, gives advice and counsel, and evaluates work of subordinates. Develop policies and procedures, manage document control, develop performance standards, position descriptions and functional statements. Ensures and monitors AP specimen processing (and interfacing with OR and human tissue collection) Develops collection, processing, transportation, and result verification processes for novel infectious agents Determines safety/PPE needs for specimen collectors and processors and ensuring compliance with safety/PPE standards Plans and schedules on-going work. Adjusts staffing levels or work procedures. Approves leave requests and timecards for payroll. Interviews and recommends candidates for positions or status changes, solves problems related to work supervised, writes functional statements, position descriptions, plans and carries out training and development of employees Deals effectively with employees and union representatives about employee-management concerns, evaluating work performances and competencies, and developing performance standards. Assures orientation and training of staff. Monitors and encourages staff to accomplish and/or exceed educational goals Assesses the competency of subordinates and provides specific instruction aimed at improving any deficiencies identified Works to achieve Government-wide personnel programs and policies (labor-management relations and equal employment opportunity). Effectively manages employee issues regarding suggestions, complaints, reprimands, grievances, and other matters involved in the administration of labor-management agreements Hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher-level supervisor or manager. Effects minor disciplinary measures and recommends other action in more serious cases. Provides effective and professional training to medical technicians, medical technologists, LPN, Health Techs and CBOC personnel for specimen processing and phlebotomy collections and transport. Inventories supplies and reagents and monitors to maintain adequate supplies for specimen processing and phlebotomy. Evaluates existing tests for cost-benefit and recommends sending out low-volume, high cost or labor-intensive testing as indicated. Attends regularly scheduled meetings, such as Supervisors, Quality Improvement and Laboratory Safety Committee. Assures staff compliance with accreditation agency, medical center and Service requirements for safety, chemical hygiene, emergency preparedness, occupational exposure, BLS certification, and required packing and shipping training. Processes completely and accurately all laboratory data in order to complete patient reports, including (1) accession patient accurately and according to laboratory policy, (2) verify patient results accurately via computer and/or manual procedures,(3) log rejected specimens according to laboratory/departmental policy and (4) delete accessions according to laboratory policy. Implements and monitors quality management activities. Establishes and monitors quality control/record keeping systems and measures to assure the accuracy and validity of test results. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday with rotating weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599730200
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