Medical Lab Technician

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Department:
Clinical Lab

Schedule/Status:

Varies; Full Time

Standard Hours/Week:

40

General Description:
Under the general supervision of the Section Supervisor, independently performs, analyzes, and reports diagnostic laboratory procedures within the guidelines of the departmental policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performs, analyzes, and reports laboratory tests accurately within the established time frame. Demonstrates the ability to coordinate a simultaneous series of tests with complete accuracy.
  • Performs and documents required instrument maintenance, calibration, and linearity procedures. Troubleshoots and documents instrument problems, notifying the section chief or supervisor. Informs all Nursing stations of anticipated delays due to extended downtime.
  • Provides all aspects of Diagnostic Laboratory Procedures based on established standards. Demonstrates competency in all procedures within the scope of practice as appropriate to the ages of the patients served; has the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patients needs; and has a knowledge of age specific reference ranges. The employee will demonstrate competence by performing and resulting laboratory tests using the appropriate age specific procedures for the following age groups: Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric
  • Judges specimens received as to whether quality and quantity are adequate to produce reliable test results. Verifies the proper specimen is being analyzed for the proper patient and for the indicated procedure.
  • Performs and documents quality control procedures. Assures quality control acceptability before reporting patient results. Follows the departmental guidelines for addressing unacceptable results.
  • Participates in appropriate proficiency testing determined by the section supervisor and / or Quality Control Coordinator following the guidelines of the Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Organizes workflow to expedite testing while correctly prioritizing activities. Uses time productively by seeking extra department activities or assisting others during slow periods.
  • Is aware of inventory needs and ordering procedures as defined by each section. Maintains a clean and stocked workstation, following infection control guidelines. Checks patient outstanding specimen reports as needed during the shift and again at the end of the shift assuring all tests are resulted and verified or accounted for. Attends staff meetings and reads department communication.
  • Communicates and consults with others in the laboratory, nursing units, physicians offices and with patients regarding specimen requirements, handling, ordering and patient information. Calls and documents critical results according to departmental policy.
  • Instructs medical technology students and new employees under the direction of the section chief or supervisor. Is the tech in charge in the absence of section chiefs or supervisor.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures as outlined in the hospital and departmental policy and procedure manuals.
  • Knows fire, disaster and safety procedures and regulations as pertains to the work area to include safe disposal of flammable liquids (xylene).
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned.
  • Indicates an "essential" job function.

Requirements:
Formal Education:
  • Associate's Degree, ADN or other Two Year College equivalent required. Major(s) required.

Work Experience:
  • 0 to ‹1 year

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
  • FDOH licensure as Clinical Lab Personnel


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