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Medical Technologist (Generalist) (7 days on-duty/7 days off-duty) LKC

POSITION Overview:
Medical Technologist (Generalist) - The incumbent works a compressed seven (7) days on-duty and seven (7) days off-duty rotation with an evening through overnight schedule.
The incumbent may work with other generalists on a regular basis through the various laboratory disciplines.
Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist occupation.
Recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using specific principles.
Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements.
MAJOR DUTIES:
The incumbent works primarily on Night shift, with rotating weekends and holidays.
As Generalist Medical Technologist, the incumbent will be rotating among all the areas of the Clinical Laboratory on a daily basis; Hematology, Chemistry, Immunohematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Central Processing and Microbiology.
Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist occupation.
Recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using specific principles.
Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements.
Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Diagnoses 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.
Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace.
Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions.
Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which includes test results.
Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures.
Evaluates and implements new techniques or procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge.
Interprets findings and makes recommendations.
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.
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.
Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines.
Responsible for entering and verifying laboratory results in the computer system.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT# / TITLE:
573-113-01 / Medical Technologist (Generalist), GS-0644-07, and 573-113-02 / Medical Technologist (Generalist), GS-0644-09.


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