MLT/MT- FT 40 Night Shift

Department:Laboratory

Immediate Supervisor:Director Laboratory

Position Status:FT

Hours per week:40

Shift:Nights

Weekends:Yes

JOB SUMMARY:
Coordinates and participates in training, performing and maintaining competency assessments for laboratory staff that perform waived, moderate and high complexity testing at hospital and clinic laboratories. Performs generalist duties including clerical, phlebotomy, and drug screen collections. Resolves problems. Supports departmental goals and objectives. Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and reporting test results that are authorized by the Laboratory Director and that are within the individual’s skill level as determined by education, training or experience, and technical abilities. 


QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Associate Degree in Applied Science from a NAACLS accredited and approved CLT/MLT program or BS degree from an accredited college/university AND successful completion of an accredited Medical Technology program AND certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) OR
  • BS degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND categorical certification for the specific specialty by the ASCP, OR
  • BS degree from an accredited college/university with a major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science AND at least two years of experience in a role equivalent to that of a medical laboratory technician in a clinical laboratory, OR
  • Successfully completed the HEW (HHS) proficiency examination, AND
  • Three years’ experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist
  • High School graduate or equivalent AND completed military Medical Lab Specialist (50 week) course.

Other:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be experienced in Microbiology and Blood Bank.
     

Experience:
3 years of performing tests in a high complexity clinical laboratory setting and 3 years of experience performing phlebotomy on patients of all ages preferred.


Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership skills through active participation in meetings and the Service Excellence program in a manner that supports the goals of the department and organization.
  • Serves as a role model for others and adheres to all policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the technical oversight of the Laboratory.
  • Conducts complex analysis of laboratory specimens according to established protocols and procedures.
  • Performs instrument maintenance and/or function checks are performed and documented accurately, according to procedure. Troubleshoots instrument malfunctions and informs Supervisor or pathologist of problems.
  • Conducts quality assurance checks and participates in and monitors quality assurance indicators. Reviews QC lags. Errors, omissions and discrepancies are brought to the attention of the Supervisor or pathologist.
  • Completes additional Technician/ Technologist duties while assigned to a bench such that all duties are completed within the required time frame.  These may include scheduling staff, proficiency testing surveys, review of QC/QA documentation, preparation of QA reports, writing new procedures and other duties as assigned.
  • Evaluates problems in the absence of the General Supervisor and solves those that are possible.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of information and computer services.
  • Works with General Supervisor and Laboratory Manager to select new appropriate test methodologies.
  • Identifies training needs, and ensures that each individual performing tests receives regular in-service training and education appropriate for the type and complexity of the laboratory service performed.

Responsibilities include general laboratory and Testing Personnel duties as listed below:

  • Follows the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results in a legible, precise and timely manner.
  • Answers phones, faxes results, distributes reports and communicates with physicians, nurses, visitors, and laboratory and hospital personnel in a cooperative, courteous and appropriate manner with minimal waiting time.
  • Understands patient care and laboratory priorities and independently assists others to ensure efficient flow.
  • Checks requests for complete, proper and accurate information.
  • Recognizes problems and consults with Supervisor, Lead Technologist or Technician when unclear or unusual requests are received, sample received is either inappropriate for testing or otherwise compromised, abnormal circumstances with equipment, machinery, or other problems that may exist in a prompt manner.
  • Assists in orientation of new employees and new processes in the lab and trains others in the performance of nontechnical duties.
  • Monitors worksheets and outstanding lists.
  • Keeps area of laboratory stocked.
  • Maintaining records which demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Adheres to the laboratory’s Quality Control policies and documents all Quality Control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance.
  • Complies with laboratory and hospital policies, including taking and documenting corrective actions, whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Exercises good judgment in recognizing and correcting irregularities and or/ unusual requests.
  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or test result reporting and correcting the problem or notifying the appropriate supervisor.
  • Documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • If required by route of qualification, performing high complexity testing only under the on-site direct supervision of a General Supervisor.
  • Completes assignments with accuracy and in a timely manner without compromising the quality of the patient sample.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient related information at all times.
  • Follows all departmental policies regarding attendance, punctuality, health, and safety.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties or special projects as assigned.
     

Working Conditions:
 Works in a well-lighted, well ventilated, heated and air conditioned building.   

 VISUAL AND HEARING REQUIREMENTS
Yes Must be able to see with corrective eye wear
Yes Must be able to hear clearly with assistance
Other May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases.May be in contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.Able to handle emergency or crisis situations.May be occasionally subject to irregular hours.May be required to wear protective equipment as necessary.