The position is assigned to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Network (VISN 6), Charles George VA Medical Center's Pathology and Laboratory Service. The incumbent is a Medical Technician responsible for collecting venous blood specimens from a diverse patient population in the outpatient collection area, emergency room, and inpatient units. Performs venipunctures by correctly identifying patients as to name and full social security number, selecting appropriate collection devices and taking any necessary precautions in specimen preparation. Selects and cleans an appropriate venipuncture site. Choose the most appropriate collection materials (vials, butterflies, etc.). Monitoring the patient for signs and symptoms (profuse sweating, fainting, incontinence, etc.) of a reaction from the venipuncture both during and immediately after the collection of samples. Delivers specimens from collection areas to the main laboratory for analysis. Correctly labels all specimens after collection and assigns accession numbers to specimens for analysis in the clinical laboratory. Receives and labels specimens received from other sections (home based health care, clinics, etc.) for analysis. Assists in the phlebotomy and safety training of nursing, medical laboratory technician, and phlebotomy students. Performs inventory of collection supplies and stocks designated areas, including wards. Serve as collection site personnel for patient and employee Drug Testing. Adhere to the protocol to ensure chain of custody and confidentiality. Prepare samples for shipping. Perform, record, and electronically document both QC and Patient testing results for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)-waved testing (i.e., Fecal Occult Blood tests, Glucometer testing, etc.) Must be aware of and strictly adhere to (CLIA) and local/agency requirements. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 08:00am to 4:30pm Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician (Phlebotomy)/PD04160A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.