Category: Per Diem
Position Summary: The MT performs various chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This work is performed in accordance with established protocols, guidelines, standard textbooks and journals, and accreditation guidelines when appropriate. Apply techniques used in the disciplines of coagulation, hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology, transfusion medicine, and serology. Accurately record specimen identification information and test results. Handle infectious and potentially infectious material in a manner conducive to the protection of self and others. Communicate with outside service representatives in regard to instrument malfunctions, and follow instructions given for instrument repair. Report unresolved problems/instrument malfunctions/follow up action to the Technical Supervisors/Lab Director. Communicate with physicians, hospital staff, lab staff, other area hospital laboratory staff, and reference laboratory staff in order to exchange factual information and results of routine and unusual laboratory tests performed in laboratory medicine. Obtain blood samples and prepare them for analysis and distribution; instruct patients in appropriate specimen collection procedures. Accurate and timely accessioning of patient and testing information into the laboratory information system (LIS) and initial troubleshooting of problems.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment: Visual acuity sufficient for work that deals largely with preparing and analyzing data, figures, computer terminal and extensive reading. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking, standing, bending, or squatting for brief periods of time. Good manual dexterity. Able to stand at least 50% of the workday.
· Education: Satisfactory completion of a course of instruction given by a school of Medical Technology approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Associate or who is otherwise recognized as a Medical Technologist by the strictest of any external agency whose standards may be binding upon this hospital.
· Experience: 1-2 years relevant experience preferred
· Certification/Licensure: Registration by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the equivalent is required.