Medical Technician

This position is located in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) at the VA Medical Center in Beckley, WV.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Maintaining laboratory facilities, equipment, and supplies;Monitoring specimens, equipment, and the environment for contamination;Calibrating, controlling, and maintaining laboratory instrumentation and equipment;Maintaining and controlling laboratory records;Maintaining complete and accurate records of all test results, and preparing reports of data collected and tests performed;Documenting quality control measures and taking corrective action on deviations from established limits;Recording information pertaining to the storage of specimens or reagents and maintaining a tracking/inventory system for these supplies;Performing specimen collection, labeling, accessioning, distribution, and storage;Preparing diagnostic reagents and reference materials;Performing diagnostic tests that may be new and involve very fine distinctions;Determining the validity of test results and potential causes for invalid results;Processing autopsy, surgical, and cytology specimens through fixation, dehydration, clearing and infiltration, embedding, cutting sections, staining slides, cover-slipping, and forwarding the accurately labeled and recorded slides to the pathologist;Preparing solutions and special stains, smears of body fluids, and histologic materials (tissues, sections, blocks, etc.
);Decalcifying and processing bone specimens;Performing related duties as required.
Work Schedule:
, Monday through Friday, 8:
00am - 4:
There is the possibility of every 3rd weekend, night, or evening coverage.

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