• Medical Technologist

    Posted: 11/03/2019

    POSITION SPECIFICS
    Title:  Medical Technologist
    FTE:  0.00 FTE (Per Diem)
    Schedule: Variable
    Holiday Rotation:  Variable
    Weekend Rotation: None

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Performs clinical laboratory testing which involves the application of sophisticated analytical knowledge in a wide range of clinical laboratory areas including Chemistry, Hematology, Serology, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Immunohematology, Coagulation, and Phlebotomy.  Performs the tasks of a Medical Technologist to help the physician in diagnosis and treatment of the patient.  Assumes responsibility for the coordination, direction, and quality assurance/control of a given area and/or equipment.  Recommends policies and procedures necessary to accomplish goals of the department.  Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Director, the Medical Technologist is responsible for the provision of accurate and timely laboratory tests, collection of specimens, quality control, maintenance of equipment, and troubleshooting problems that arise.

    POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Collects blood samples using proper techniques on infant, pediatric, adult, geriatric and impaired patients.
    • Verifies patient identification and maintains specimen identification according to SOP’s.
    • Processes all specimens collected and received in the Laboratory with accuracy and completeness.
    • Prepares paperwork and specimens to be routed to reference laboratories for all testing not performed on site.
    • Documents discrepancies, utilizing appropriate tools, alerts laboratory director.
    • Documents comments/complaints, alerts lab director.
    • Able to assess the developmental needs of patients from infant to geriatric and adjusts care and instructions appropriately.
    • Uses the appropriate communication and customer relation skills while delivering lab services to our customers including inpatients, outpatients, nursing home residents, physician offices, home care agencies, veterinary offices, etc.
    • Performs various laboratory procedures on human and veterinary specimens in the fields of Chemistry, Urinalysis,
    • Coagulation, Hematology, Immunohematology, Microbiology and Serology using manual, microscopic, and automated instrumentation.
    • Performs testing per approved procedural directions, including instrument startup, quality control, and record keeping
    • functions.
    • Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly maintenance on all instrumentation per established protocols, as scheduled.
    • Leads a laboratory department and performs assigned responsibilities.
    • Maintains required continuing education for Medical Technologist.
    • Implements troubleshooting and repair process for all quality control and instrument failures.
    • Recognizes questionable instrument function or patient data and resolves problems prior to reporting patient results.
    • Prepares and distributes laboratory reports to appropriate sites.
    • Assists in reviewing, revising, writing policies and procedures.
    • Participates in, or leads, departmental and/or organizational performance improvement activities.
    • Facilitates a clean and neat working environment.
    • Assists with training of new employees and new procedures.
    • Participates in special projects, either assigned or self-initiated.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
     
    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES for the Medical Clinic Lab Liaison (under the close supervision of the Administrative Laboratory Director).
    • Visits assigned primary care clinics for the following purposes:
    • Assures compliance with CLIA, accreditation organization, and OSHA
    • Assures compliance with safety regulations including, physical and environmental, monthly inspections
    • Troubleshoots and maintains all equipment and record keeping relative to the equipment.
    • Assures quality control is performed according to preset guidelines
    • Assures recording of all patient data according to preset guidelines
    • Reviews reagent storage and outdates
     
    Education and Training
    • Trains any new testing staff on proper use of laboratory equipment and regulatory requirements prior to working
    • the clinic lab
    • Assures continued competency of continuing staff and coordinates annual competency testing
    • Assures staff is updated on new policies and procedures
    • Assures written policy and procedures are up to date.
    POSITION REQUIREMENTS
    Education
    • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences from a four-year accredited program along with ASCP certification (or eligible).  For ASCP certificate eligible staff, ASCP certification must be obtained within 12 months of hire date; or
    • Associate degree as a Medical Lab Technician from a two-year accredited program along with 5 years of relevant hospital/reference laboratory experience and HEW/AMT or approved agency certification for classification as a MT; or 
    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college along with an associate degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician from a two-year accredited program and a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) ASCP certification upon appointment.
    • Preferred: None
    Experience
    • Required: None
    • Preferred: 3 years of relevant hospital or reference laboratory experience.
    Licenses and Registrations
    • Required: None
    • Preferred: None
    Certification(s):
    • Required: American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) as a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician possessing a HEW/AMT or Medical Lab Technician with an MLS ASCP certification have met ASCP requirements for such certification
    • Must meet federal statutes required by CLIA 88 regulations as a general supervisor, and testing personnel.
    • Preferred: None
    BENEFIT SUMMARY
    1. Competitive health and dental insurance options
    2. Flexible paid time off to balance work and life
    3. Retirement plan with immediate vesting and employer match
    4. Free membership to our state-of-the-art fitness facility
    5. Generous tuition reimbursement
    6. Employer provided life and disability insurance
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