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Medical Lab Technician (PRN/As Needed)

Children's National Health System Washington, DC
  • Posted: June 27, 2019
  • As Needed

This Medical Lab Technician position is located in the Blood Donor Processing department and is responsible for the for manufacturing, labeling and distribution of blood and blood components collected from the donors participating in the Children's National blood donor program. The manufacturing processes exist in a highly regulated environment-from receipt of unprocessed blood, through maintaining accurate records of finished goods.


The Medical Lab Technician will perform routine laboratory tests, records and report results according to established procedures. Set up and maintain
equipment; monitor quality control standards. He/She will perform routine clerical and service duties as required. Duties may vary according to assigned area or shift.

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Vocational Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
completion of a 2 year (or greater) vocational/technical training program (Required)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Clinical Lab or Registered Medical Lab Technician training (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and divison)

Functional Accountabilities

Technical and Reporting Skills
1. Perform routine technical procedures as assigned following standard operation protocols.
2. Report test results in writing, orally and/or by computer according to established procedures.
3. Document and maintain results record.
4. Verify test results performed by Laboratory Associates before release when technologists are not available.

Performance Checks
1. Operate instruments, perform performance checks, calibration, preventive maintenance, basic troubleshoot following written guidelines.
2. Identify problems and notify technologists of unresolved problems.

Problem solving
1. Identify technical and patient-related problems or discrepancies.
2. Resolve problems with technologist's assistance and documents resolution.
3. Perform and report QC procedures.
4. Identify QC failures.
5. Report problems to Technologist and assist with trouble shooting and documentation of the resolution.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Supply Maintenance and Specimen Collection
1. Prepare samples appropriately for analysis.
2. Prepare regents.
3. Store and preserve specimens.
4. Assist with monitoring supply inventories; receive and stock supplies.
5. Collect blood specimens from patients by venipuncture and capillary method.

Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication
1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Children's National Health System

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