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Lead Medical Technologist (Hematology) - Lake City, Florida - Medical Technologist

Company: Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medi
Location: Lake City
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Lead Medical Technologist (Hematology) - Lake City, Florida

Lead Medical Technologist, Series 0644, GS-11, Statement of Major Duties

  • The incumbent serves as a Lead Medical Technologist that works primarily in the Hematology Section within the Pathology and Laboratory Service.
  • Works primarily on dayshift with rotating holidays and weekends
  • The Lead Medical Technologist is proficient in performing both routine and specialized work in Hematology laboratory with full technical competence and independence.
  • Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures included within the medical technologist occupation. Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis, taking into account physiologic processes and requirements.
  • Knowledge of unique handling requirements of specimens including urines, CBC, coagulation, body fluids and understanding of the procedures for performing all of the tests offered by the Hematology laboratory.
  • Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs and performs preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment. Diagnosis deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction.
  • Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement.
  • Responsible for entering and verifying laboratory results in the computer system.
  • Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, including test results. Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures.

    • Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program.
    • Is responsible as a primary source of information for maintaining current instrumentation, as well as in the evaluation of new and evolving developments in laboratory instrument and automation.
    • Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace.
    • Communicates effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member. Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others). Gives direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing.
    • Ensures compliance with rules and regulations agencies such as CAP and JHACO.
    • Act as a liason to other services of the medical center for appropriate laboratory specialty area.
    • Participate in training of new personnel and continuing education activities.
    • Is responsible for the oversight of the hematology department.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

      M-F 8am-4:30pm rotating weekends and holidays

Keywords: Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medi, Gainesville , Lead Medical Technologist (Hematology) - Lake City, Florida - Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Lake City, Florida

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