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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:24 AM

The Medical Technician position is assigned to the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Section, Clinical Support Services, at the Columbia Missouri VA Medical Center in Columbia, MO. This position is responsible for performing routine and specialized venipuncture from a diverse patient population on both the inpatients and outpatients for the clinical laboratory testing. Duties and responsibilities include: Performs venipuncture by correctly identifying patients, selects appropriate collection devices (i. e., proper collection tube, appropriate anticoagulant, etc.) and takes necessary precautions in specimen preparation (i. e., protect carotenes from light, place ammonias in ice slurry, etc.); Selects and cleans appropriate venipuncture site; Measures, aliquots, and prepares preservatives for surgical and cytology specimens; Chooses appropriate collection materials (vials, butterflies, etc.); Monitors patient for signs and symptoms (profuse sweating, fainting, incontinence, etc.) of a reaction from the venipuncture; Delivers specimens from collection areas to main laboratory for analysis; Labels all specimens after collection and assigns accession numbers; Receives and labels specimens received from other sections such as home based health care, clinics, etc.; Collects specimens such as cultures, blood, body fluids, urine, exudates, transudates and tissues; Performs inventory of collection supplies and stocks designated areas; Records and electronically documents patient testing results; Adheres to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and local/agency requirements; Generates and receives unit/ward collection lists; and Performs all other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday from 6:30am - 3;00pm, or 7:00am - 3:30pm Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required


• Location: Columbia/Jeff City

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