Medical Technologist (Laboratory Information Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Houston, Texas
Internal Number: 616812200
If you are a current, permanent VA or Federal employee, please apply on announcement CBST-11254508-22-DS. The incumbent is a qualified, experienced Medical Technologist that serves as the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service's (P&LMS) Laboratory Information Manager (LIM) in a busy, diversified clinical laboratory at its full performance level at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC). Acts as the backup technical advisor to all ancillary testing sites to assist in ensuring that requirements of accrediting and regulatory agencies are met. Advises all organizational levels on various aspects of the functions and capabilities of the information system. Analyzes emerging trends, software, and technology and adopts appropriate methods for local programs to meet agency goals. Assists in developing a documentation plan for all ancillary testing sites as part of a CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) effect and IQCP (Individualized Quality Control Plan). Assesses data needed, designs data collection procedures, identifies quality assurance monitors and indicators, and reviews all data analyzed with the Chief of service. Assures compliance with patient test management requirements as they pertain to: Detailed written or electronic test requisitions A recording system for specimens submitted that documents each step involved with processing and testing patient specimens Adequate systems to report test results in a timely, accurate, and reliable manner Adequate systems governing the maintenance, timing, and storage of test reports. Carries out day-to-day operations related to laboratory computer use. Coordinates with the Office of the Chief of Staff, the identification of the type and location of all ancillary testing sites including bedside testing sites and their designated directors within the medical center. Develops and recommends new policies and procedures regarding the installation and use of the LIS or the HIS. Implements and maintains coding and mapping for laboratory test ordering, reporting, billing, and workload recording systems. Is the local resource and expert for national software developers for alpha or beta testing of software packages and/or installation of patches. Provides authoritative advice/subject matter expertise and consultation on the Information System and the Laboratory Information System Performs statistical analysis (variations, standard deviation, trend analysis) on quality control and quality assurance data collected to identify, document, and take corrective action. Performs other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager and/or Chief, P&LMS. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM and 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Technologist (Laboratory Information Manager) 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.