If you are a current, permanent VA employee or Federal employee from another agency, you should apply under CBST-11255417-22-AK. This position is located in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System at Little Rock, AR. A MT/CLS performs more complex laboratory functions. Duties may include specific targeted laboratory responsibilities or projects such as quality control maintenance, laboratory safety officer, or analyzer specialist. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 7, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be October 28, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The duties of the ADVANCED STAFF TECHNOLOGIST (Medical Technologist) in P&LMS include but are not limited to: Modifies or adapts new methods or techniques to improve or expand services Develops protocols for performance of tests and evaluation of results. Ensures that laboratory tests and procedures are consistent with accrediting agencies standards and requirements. Recognizes methodology limitations such as linearity, interference, sensitivity, and specificity and considers these when drawing conclusions about the validity of testing results. Performs validation/method verification studies for new systems. Consults with healthcare providers on logical protocol to follow in attempting to confirm the diagnosis or risk assessment of a patient. Provides advisory services to technicians, technologists, and other specialists. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm (1 position) or Monday-Friday 7:00 am -3:30 pm (1 position); Rotating Weekends. Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.