In addition to duties of a Medical Technologist and acting as department director in absence of same, supervises quality assurance, preventive maintenance, competency and responsible for LIS and research/development programs.
Graduate from an accredited college or university in Medical Technology or Health Care related field.
Must be MT(ASCP) registered or NCA(CLS) certified.
Minimum Work Experience
Four or more years experience in a clinical laboratory. Prefer previous experience in a supervisory position.
LAB PROCEDURES: Performs a variety of technical laboratory procedures according to Medical Center, laboratory and national standards to obtain patient specimens using to ensure specimen quality used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
DOCUMENTATION: Responsible for accurately completing records and reports and other statistical information for master files or databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, specimen, and identification, requisition, reporting, charting, and billing procedures.
COMMUNICATION/TEAMWORK: Maintains positive working relationship with the medical staff and hospital personnel. Uses positive interpersonal skills to educate/support lab customers and promote success of team members. Uses clear and concise verbal and written communication with staff and the public. Acts independently on supervisor’s direction and accepts responsibility of the adopted policy and procedures of the hospital and the laboratory. Shares call duty and works different shifts as required.
QUALITY CONTROL/QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: Participates in QC/QI for area of specialty and Lab indicators. Does not report patient results unless quality control data are within accepted parameters. Recognizes out of control values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes.
SAFETY AND EDUCATION: Complies with laboratory safety procedures. Possesses adequate knowledge of instrumentation, theory, and application of new and existing tests. Completes education necessary to maintain licensure or certification for the job.
PROBLEM SOLVING/CRITICAL THINKING: Assumes responsibility to resolve problems. Performs required preventative maintenance procedures in laboratory instrumentation. Investigates and resolves technical problems, consults supervisor if resolution involves policy or procedure modification. Identifies real or potential situations or equipment failure, attempts to resolve within area of specialty or knowledge and refers complex issues to appropriate source.
May be a key analyzer operator with proper training and documentation of skills. Follows the laboratory safety policies and participates in safety education programs.
Organizes work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.
Maintains quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced trouble shooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols.
Serves as technical resource by participating in staff training; answering questions of other professionals; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Identifies and communicates abnormal patient conditions by alerting supervisory personnel, the pathologist, the patient physician, or nurse; reporting mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials.
(Toxicology) identifies the presence or quantity of drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, and toxic substances by operating toxicology instrumentation and performing manual methods for the performance of drug screens, blood alcohol levels, and carbon monoxide levels.
(Chemistry) provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating chemistry equipment; performing hand chemistries.
(Hematology) provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation equipment; performing manual methods of differentials.
(Immunology) provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating equipment such as the gamma counter, spectrophotometer, densitometer, and through methods such as radioimmunoassay, enzyme immunossay, and serological testing.
(Microbiology) provides physician with information for treatment of patient infection by performing technical procedures for the identification or susceptibility of bacteria, parasites, fungi, and mycobacteria.
(Blood Bank) ensures the patient of receiving compatible blood/blood components by completing blood typing, antibody screening, compatibility testing, and antibody identification procedures.
(Blood Bank) assures future retrieval of patient transfusion information by preparing patient packets and maintaining blood bank database.
Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers by following established standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Maintains patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential. Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission standards.
Enhances laboratory services and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Lifting: Occasional-maximum of 40 lbs. from floor to shoulder, 1 x month. Frequent-none. Items lifted-bunker boxes.
Transfers: Maximum assist transfer from chair to floor, 2x year
Push/Pull: Minimal assist required to push carts up to 30 feet.
Carry: Maximum of 5 lb phlebotomy tray, 300+ feet.
Fine Motor: Very high degree required for blood draws, computer use etc…
Computer: 2-8 hours per day. Mouse-50%, Data Entry-50%
Standing: Up to 30 minutes at one time and 60 minutes in one day.
Sitting: Up to 45 minutes at one time and 7 hours in one day.
Kneeling: Up to 5 minutes at one time and 5 minutes in one day.
Stooping: Up to 1 minute at one time and 1 minute in one day.
Occasional 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. Occasional exposure to biohazardous materials from patient specimens, including blood, urine, stool, CSF and other body fluids. Occasional exposure to fumes from staining reagents and constant exposure to odors from laboratory 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