Gritman Medical Center

  • Medical Technologist - Degreed

    Job ID
    2018-1814
    # of Openings
    1
    Location
    Gritman Medical Center
    Category
    Laboratory
    Type
    Part Time (non-benefited)
  • Overview

    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

    Minimum Education
    Holds a valid certification in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory Technician with at least 5 years of experience as a MLT and current Medical Technologist certification. Bachelor's/Associates degree or required courses completed for Medical Laboratory Technician programs required. 

    Must be certified or registered by a nationally recognized agency as a medical laboratory technologist.
     
    Minimum Work Experience
    Prefer one or more years of clinical laboratory experience.

    Responsibilities

    Population Served
    Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
     
    Physical Demands
    Lifting: Occasional-Maximum of 44 lbs. from floor to knee, 1 x day. Frequent-none. Items lifted-20 liters of water.
    Transfers: Max assist transfer from chair to floor, 1 x 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
    Driving: None
    Climbing: Up to 2 minutes at one time and 60 minutes in one day
    Other: Must be able to accurately visualize all colors.
     
    Environmental Conditions
    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

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