Under supervision of the Group Leader, performs moderate and high complexity testing according to established policies and procedures. The Medical Laboratory Technologist refers any questionable or abnormal test results to the Pathologist and notifies the appropriate personnel for immediate action.
- Conducts moderate and high complexity testing on blood, urine and various body fluids in Hematology, Coagulation, Clinical Chemistry, Serology, Microbiology, Urinalysis and Blood areas of the laboratory, and maintains competency by completing yearly check offs.
- Responsible for performing the above mentioned testing with the appropriate quality control materials. This includes proper handling of material such as preparation and storage, plotting and ensuring reliable and accurate patient results. Notifying the Group Leader is required if a particular procedure is not performing within established control limits.
- Performs venipuncture and arterial punctures according to established policy and procedures on all patients per physician order.
- Logs all incoming specimens into the laboratory information system, ensuring proper and complete labeling of patient information, test requested, date and time collected and collector's initials.
- Assists in training, troubleshooting and working with Biomed department to evaluate equipment problems under direction Group Leader or assigned Lead Technologist.
- Keys data in a computer keyboard at a speed for accuracy that allows for accuracy and within established limits of turn-around-time. Also generates reports as needed.
- Performs routine maintenance duties on equipment where specified.
- Notifies the physician and/or nurse when encountering critical test values for a particular patient. Upon notification, promptly documents in the laboratory information system or an applicable paperwork, the initials of notifying technologist, name or initials to whom called, date and time.
- Observes all established safety, hygiene and infection control hospital regulations.
- Follows hospital policies regarding confidentiality and patient rights.
- Maintains competency in skills and knowledge, demonstrates ability to perform
skills specific to patient population identified in unit specific skill list - infant, adolescent,
adult or aged.
- Responsible for knowing the lifting requirement of the job, and requesting assistance
when appropriate. In addition, observes all safety and hygiene rules/regulations.
NON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Performs other duties as assigned and/or required.
Education and Formal Training Required:
- Must be a high school graduate with an Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.
- Completion of a six month internship in an accredited hospital program.
- Eligible for or has passed certification registry exam from an accredited agency, i.e. ASCP or HEW.
One year experience preferred, but not required.
ASCP or other CLIA approved agency.
Must successfully complete CPR Course C.
- Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
- Able to distinguish all colors and gradations of such.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds utilizing proper back safety precautions.
- Able to be on call if the need arises, and respond within a 15 minute time frame.
- Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate tothe age of the patient (infant, adolescent, adult, or geriatric) served on assigned team/department.
- Biohazardous conditions Exposure Control Level I, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious specimens, requiring the use of gloves, lab coats and face shields.
- Exposure to toxic fumes and/or caustic agents such as acids, bases, or flammable reagents.