Medical Technologist

This position obtains specimens from patients and performs established clinical tests and procedures. Performs complex tests on other body fluids, such as: biological, chemical, hematological, immunological, microscopic, and bacteriological tests. Analyzes samples for chemical content or reaction, determine concentrations of compounds, and type and cross match samples for blood transfusions. Interprets test results. Performs instrument and equipment maintenance.

Payscale: Hourly, Non-Exempt, Call Pay, Callback Pay
Department: Laboratory
Chain of Command: Medical Technologist, Director of Laboratory, Director of Nursing and Clinical Services, CEO
Supervises: Phlebotomists and Clerks
Location(s): Memorial Hospital

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • moderate periods of sitting/standing
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing and pulling
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
  • crawling
  • climbing
  • kneeling/bending
  • walking
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions

  • inside
  • occasionally highly stressful

Hazards

  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Job Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

Licensure, Registry and Certifications

  • Registered by ASCP, AMT, ISLCT, or HEW

  • Knowledge of medical laboratory collection, testing, and use of equipment
  • Knowledge of quality control policies, state and federal regulations of laboratory
  • Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality in communications

Experience

Prior Work Experience

  • One year prior medical laboratory experience preferred

Technical Training

  • None required

Primary Responsibilities

Obtains specimens from patients

  • Reviews and follows requests for tests and procedures prescribed by providers
  • Draws and processes specimens promptly in compliance with established procedures
  • Identifies and labels specimens properly
  • Provides care and adjusts for age specific needs

Performs routine and special medical laboratory tests

  • Follows established procedures for routine lab testing
  • Follows the established procedures when performing chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urine analysis, bacteria cultures, blood bank, or serology tests or procedures
  • Follows quality control procedures for all tests

Prepares test reports and maintains permanent records

  • Reviews accuracy of results before reporting
  • Checks validity by evaluation of quality control data, previous tests, and duplicate testing
  • Reports panic values to supervisor and the appropriate physician
  • Records all work completed and maintains workload information on work completed

Maintains Instruments and Equipment

  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance
  • Reports equipment problems to supervisor immediately
  • Maintains logs and other documentation

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations.
  • Adheres to the attendance policy.
  • Follows District and Department Policies.
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely.
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor.
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department.
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately.

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