Performs patient testing in all areas of the laboratory including coagulation, urinalysis, serology, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, and blood bank. Analyzes data to assist physician and other health care personnel in detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Performs and evaluates quality control, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting and computer entry. Performs blood collection by venipuncture or capillary puncture and processes samples for internal and external distribution. Prints and/or processes patient reports and provides reception support. Performs additional duties including policy review, corrective action and supply ordering as needed.
Qualifications, Education, Training, & Experience:
Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Technology, or related science field. Prefer one or more years of clinical laboratory experience.
Must be certified or registered by a nationally recognized agency as a medical laboratory technologist.
Population Served: Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
Lifting: Occasional-Maximum of 44lbs. from floor to knee, 1x day. Frequent-none. Items lifted-20 liters of water.
Transfers: Max assist transfer from chair to floor, 1x month
Push/Pull: Moderate force required to push down centrifuge and to push equipment up to 3 feet, several times a day.
Carry: Up to 5 lb. phlebotomy tray 300 + feet
Fine Motor: Very high degree required to use syringes, microscopes, computers, etc…
Computer: Intermittent use required.
Standing: Up to 30 minutes at one time and 7 hours in one day.
Sitting: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 3 hours in one day
Kneeling: Up to 1 minute at one time and 2 minutes in one day
Crawling: Up to 1 minute at one time and 2 minutes in one day
Stooping: Up to 5 minutes at one time and 2.5 hours in one day
Climbing: Up to 2 minutes at one time and 60 minutes in one day
Other: Must be able to accurately visualize all colors.
Location: Inside. Exposure: Constant exposure to wet conditions from hand washing and solutions. Frequent exposure to noise from centrifuges, telephones, computer printers and laboratory equipment. Constant exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals in laboratory reagents. Constant exposure to biohazardous materials from patient specimens, including blood, urine, stool, CSF and other body fluids. Occasional exposure to fumes from staining reagents and body fluids.
Required protective equipment: Laboratory coat required, either personal or hospital supplied. Gloves required for all specimen collection and processing. Safety goggles or safety shield required for specimen processing. Closed-toed shoes required.
OSHA Category: Class I High Risk