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Lead Medical Technologist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 4 months ago

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Serves as an expert providing authoritative advice and consultation for markedly difficult, complex, unique problems encountered while performing pre-transfusion testing.Interprets and solves complex crossmatch and antibody problems.Provides technical assistance on complex problems for all technologists in Blood Bank.Assigns the performance of proficiency testing survey samples to technologists in Blood Bank.

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Responsibilities

Reviews results and initiates investigation into any deficiencies and documents corrective action taken for unsatisfactory test performance. Assists supervisor in establishing policies and procedures that comply with the guidelines of appropriate regulatory and accrediting agencies (i.e., Food and Drug Administration, Joint Commission, College of American Pathologists, AABB) and VHA Directives. Reviews and revises department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all accreditation and regulatory requirements. Identifies training needs appropriate for the type and complexity of the laboratory services performed.Assists in the training of new employees, MT students, Residents and Fellows. Performs and reviews equipment and method validation and equipment calibration and preventive maintenance.Recommends new instrumentation and equipment. Assists in validation of the Blood Bank computer (VBECS) software by writing validation plans and performing verification testing.Revises processes and procedures when required by software changes and informs staff of changes. Participates in internal and external audits and completes incidents reports for errors/accidents/near misses.Prepares Biological Deviation Reports and submits reports to the FDA.Manage blood product recalls and market withdrawals Reviews daily, weekly, and monthly reagent quality control results and equipment calibration and validation functions.Identifies deficiencies and implements corrective action when needed. Serves as an active member of the Blood Utilization Review Committee by preparing various reports and presenting updates or changes required by regulatory and accrediting agencies.Submits blood safety data to the CDC-National Healthcare Safety Network for the Hemovigilance Program. Regularly communicates with the Blood Bank Medical Director regarding suspected inappropriate transfusions, delays in the provision of blood products, release of emergency blood,investigations into transfusion reactions, and customer service issues.Reviews all work performed by technologists in Blood Bank and reviews computer systems for accuracy of entry of results.Assists supervisor in the implementation of a comprehensive competency assessment program for new and experienced technologists which includes the 6 required elements of competency assessment.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    0644 Medical Technologist

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.).commpletion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree.

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G24 - GS-644

Grade Determinations:

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 11.

Physical Requirements:
Light Lifting, Light Carrying, Pushing, Standing, near and far vision.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


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Lead Medical Technologist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs