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Cape Cod Health Hyannis, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Purpose of Position:

To perform the highest quality testing in the Section to which assigned.

  • Ensures the satisfaction of all users of the department's services, both internal and external and seeks to continually improve customer service and satisfaction.
  • Performs clinical testing in conformance with the Laboratory procedures in any of the areas assigned.
  • Performs procedures necessary to assure compatible blood for patients (e.g. blood typing, antibody screening and identification, cross matching) and prepares and dispenses blood products for transfusion.
  • Inoculates, cultivates, classifies and identifies microorganisms and biograms.
  • Prepares and interprets gram stains, acid fast stains, mycology and parasitology preparations and other procedures as assigned.
  • Prepares reagents, standards, controls, stains and culture media as necessary.
  • Performs instrument troubleshooting as necessary and preventive maintenance as scheduled.
  • Accurately transcribes completed test data for reporting.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements in quality and/or efficiency to the immediate supervisor.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Quality Control program to include:
    • Performance of result verification
    • Review of reagent and maintenance QC
    • Collection and summarization of monthly statistical dat
  • Responsible for computer dictionary functions to include:
    • Perform verification of "test" system dictionaries
    • Make revisions to the instrument interface dictionary
    • Make revisions to the QC dictionary
  • Participation in Quality Assurance projects
    • Collect data
    • Summarize finding
  • Assists the supervisor and MT in the maintenance of assigned procedure manuals in compliance with CAP and NCCLS standards.
  • Performs functions of the LST job descriptions to include:
    • All data processing functions
    • Answers phones
    • Verifies in-coming specimens with courier
    • Prepares specimens for shipment to intra-system sites and references labs; makes necessary arrangements for transportation.
    • Inoculates and processes culture specimens and prepares for transportation.
  • Practice efficient and economical use of laboratory supplies; checks the inventory, orders supplies and restocks upon arrival.
  • Performs all functions of the Lab Aide job description.
  • Teaches practical principles of test procedures to orientees and students and presents in-services.
  • Obtains appropriate blood specimens from patients of all ages.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information deemed confidential.
  • Maintains harmonious and cooperative relations with fellow employees, medical staff, patients and guests and serves effectively as part of the Laboratory team in performing professional service to patients.
  • Maintains work benches, testing areas and other work areas in a clean, sanitary and free of clutter condition for the safety of patients, guests and staff.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through approved seminars workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise and must document completion of at least 6.0 contact hours as defined and approved by the ASCP or NCA.
  • Has the ability to learn and perform new procedures established in the clinical laboratory.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of departmental and Hospital policies and procedures as they pertain to the job, including the fire and disaster plans.
  • Performs other work related duties and activities as assigned or requested.
Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Hospitals commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.


  • An Associates Degree in science (copy of degree or transcript required) and completion of an approved Medical Laboratory Technology internship program and/or registration as a Medical Laboratory Technician with the ASCP or NCA (copy of diploma or transcript required).


Cape Cod Health


Hyannis, MA

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