- $24 to $30 Hourly
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
Utilizes independent judgement for the collection, processing, and performing both routine and complex laboratory tests using a variety of techniques, instrumentation, and equipment in order to assist the physician in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Exercises professional judgement in order to prioritize and evaluate varying test requests efficiently. Testing of specimens requires knowledge and application of laboratory science techniques, attention to detail and quality control, demonstrated skill with sophisticated testing equipment and computers, as well as trouble-shooting and maintenance skills to maintain accurate functioning of equipment.
Care will be provided to patients of the following age categories: neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Administrative Director, Laboratory
MUST HAVE REQUIREMENTS:
- Associates Degree in Laboratory Science (chemical or biological science) or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited institution (or the equivalent experience in a laboratory as deemed appropriate by ASCP or CLIA criteria).
- Board eligible or Board Certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent registry such as AMT or NAACLS.
- No written disciplinary action within the last 12 months.
- Prior work experience in a clinical laboratory setting including recent experience in multiple disciplines.
- Employee in this position may be exposed to blood, body fluids and/or airborne pathogens and is required to wear personal protective equipment.
- Employees in this position must be able to push, pull, lift, carry, turn, crouch, and bend as necessary to complete laboratory tasks.
POSITION EXPECTATIONS: All expectations detailed below are considered ADA (American Disabilities Act) essential.
- Work habits are consistently adjusted to accommodate multiple responsibilities and are prioritized and completed in an independent and timely manner. Effectively utilizes time management and organizational skills.
- Follows all hospital policies and procedures as well as all laboratory policies and procedures including but not limited to: specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient results.
- Demonstrates competence in the collection of samples from the following age groups
Neonates (birth through 28 days)
Infants (29 days through 12 months)
Pediatrics (1 year through 11 years)
Adolescents (12 years through 18 years)
Adults (19 years through 64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)
- Consistently uses appropriate personal protective equipment follows safety policies
- Seeks assistance of other staff members as needed
- Assesses each situation and adjusts specimen collection approach appropriately
- Selects appropriate specimen type (venous, capillary) based on age and test requirements
- Successfully collects samples by venous, capillary, or heel-stick using the proper and established protocols.
- Routes specimens to appropriate area or department of the lab or reference lab, following established procedures for processing and handling of specimens.
- Documents and monitors results of quality control testing and notes trends, shifts and variation from expected QC performance. Trouble-shoots testing procedures in which QC is not in control and corrects problems.
- Performs testing on patient samples in one or more areas of the lab:
- according to established procedures
- accurately with attention to detail
- efficiently in terms of time and supplies
- with special attention to STAT and urgent requests
- Evaluates the validity of patient test results before reporting by:
- evaluating QC performance
- comparing to previous test results
- correlating results with patient diagnosis and age-related values
- re-checking highly abnormal or clinically inconsistent results
- Documents patient testing and reporting of results appropriately in the LIS and manual logs
- Performs and documents instrument function checks, maintenance and repairs according to schedule and corrects as needed any problems which may be evidenced by those function checks.
- Performs and documents calibration of instruments in area of responsibility according to schedule or as deemed appropriate according to QC indicators and the results of patient testing.
- Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the Laboratory's established performance specifications
- Monitors proper labeling and dating of reagents to ensure accurate testing of patient samples
- Monitors proper inventory of reagents and supplies. Notifies proper person of supplies that are low or depleted. Stocks products upon receipt of shipment to ensure sensitive reagents are stored in proper environment.
- Works in areas / departments of the lab as assigned according to the needs of the schedule or according to the shift being worked. Maintains flexibility in scheduling and availability for meeting the Laboratory’s needs.
- Other duties as assigned by management team.
Shifts may vary
Wooster Community HospitalWooster, OH
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