Medical Lab Technician
Posted on Dec 13, 2018 by Western Reserve Hospital
Works as a generalist on second shift, rotating through Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Blood Bank, Microbiology.
Performs routine and standard laboratory tests and procedures on various biological specimens, following procedures and instructions as outlined in procedure manual(s) using standard and specialized techniques, instrumentation and equipment to assist the physician in diagnosis and treatment of patients. Verifies correctness of test results by following established quality control, quality assurance procedures and practices. Brings to attention of technologist, senior technologist or supervisor results that fall outside specified limits.
1.Education and Training
Associate Degree from accredited college including training in an approved program or equivalent; must obtain certification from accredited recognized agency or organization (eg, ASCP, AMT, NCA, etc.) within 6 months of hire.
One year related laboratory experience preferred.
3.Other Skills, Competencies and Qualifications
*Ability to read, comprehend and follow detailed laboratory procedures, protocols, and instructions.
*Manual dexterity sufficient to operate and troubleshoot sophisticated equipment, identifies, and corrects technical problems.
*Ability to work under stress, communicate test results to physicians, nursing units, and/or other authorized personnel.
*Skill in use of computers or ability to acquire such skills to operate application packages used by department.
*Requires annual successful completion of all regulatory required testing related competencies.
-Requires full range of body motion which may include handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination
-Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time
-Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range
-May require exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and other potentially hazardous conditions common to a clinical environment, such as risk of falls, strains, etc.
5.Population Specific Competency
The incumbent will have the ability to effectively interact with populations of the patient (and his or her representative) with a sensitivity to the communication needs (other language, deaf or blind) and with an understanding of their needs for self-respect and dignity.
6.Commitment to Service Excellence, Coworkers and our Non-negotiable Standards
Committed to providing exceptional customer service to our patient and visitors. Committed to treating coworkers with respect and dignity and will follow our Non-negotiable Standards to ensure a consistent positive experience for all patients, employees and visitors.
7.Attendance and Punctuality
Adheres to the hospital attendance policy and will make every effort to consistently be punctual when reporting to work and during daily activities.