Summary: A Medical Laboratory Technician is required to perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease under direct supervision of a qualified supervisor. Responsible for operation of the laboratory.
Essential Functions: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily under direct supervision of a qualified supervisor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Perform technical laboratory functions including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, immunology and /or other discipline(s) according to approved policies and procedures in which the individual has been trained.
Report test results following approved laboratory protocols alerting clinicians about abnormal results.
Ensure quality control, maintain integrity of samples, and maintain accurate record keeping.
Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.
Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and troubleshoot medical laboratory instruments.
Comply with all laboratory policies and OSHA, CAP, CLIA, and additional state regulations related to safety, cleanliness and infection control.
Assist Lab Management as needed.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of medical laboratory principles, standards, applications, terminology and tests.
Knowledge of medical laboratory safety, cleanliness and infection control policies and regulations.
Knowledge of medical laboratory equipment and instrument uses and maintenance.
Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Communication – Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Computer Skills – Proficient ability to use a computer and electronic medical record.
Confidentiality – Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality. Comply with all HIPAA regulations.
Customer Service Oriented – Friendly, cheerful and helpful to patients and others. Ability to meet patients and others needs while following office policies and procedures.
Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Flexibility – Ability to adapt easily to changing conditions and work responsibilities.
Positivity – Display a positive attitude and is a positive agent for change.
Teamwork – Work as part of a team and collaborate with co-workers.
Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Education and Experience:
· Associate’s Degree or higher preferred
· One year clinical laboratory experience preferred
Certification and Licensure:
· ASCP, AMT certification or NYS license preferred
Environmentally controlled clinical laboratory environment
Fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations
Frequent exposure to bodily fluids
Possible exposure to infectious specimens, communicable diseases, hazardous and toxic substances, and other conditions common to a laboratory environment
Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves or a faceshield
Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, regulatory and accrediting agencies, and other members of the public
Frequent standing, walking, grasping, carrying and speaking
Occasional sitting, reaching, bending and stooping
Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds, with assistance if needed
Frequent use of computer, keyboard, copy and fax machine and phone
OSHA Category 1