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NY - Perm Medical Lab Technologist
Ref No.: 18-00129
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 01/10/2018
Job Description:
River Hospital is located in beautiful Alexandria Bay (The 1000 Islands) on the St. Lawrence River overlooking Boldt Castle. Expanding facility that has a wonderful working atmosphere. This is a full time, direct placement position. NO TRAVELS OR TEMP APPLICANTS PLEASE. Competitive Pay rate and competitive benefit package.
Job purpose:
The Clinical Laboratory Technologist, under supervision of the manager and pathologist, assumes responsibility for the daily technical work performed in the laboratory. The Technologist performs and assists with specialized procedures. They perform and monitor QC and patient samples, attends in-services, records problems and monitors abnormalities, notifying manager or pathologist of problems.
Qualifications
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE:
1) Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or related field, from an accredited
institution and/or MT (ASCP) registered or eligible
2) NY State License for Clinical Laboratory Technologist is required
3) 12 Continuing Education Credits are required each year to maintain licensure
Duties and responsibilities:
-performs, evaluates and repeats patient samples and controls as necessary
-checks patient abnormal and panic values as required
-successfully performs proficiencies, including State Dept of Heath, CAP, or In-house surveys
-completes paperwork and notifies physician per department protocol
- runs calibration and linearity checks as required
-performs routine and unscheduled maintenance on analyzers
-completes and monitors preventative maintenance
-documents any maintenance or troubleshooting performed
Expectations:
-repeats patient specimens in inconsistent results
-redraws patient to verify results, and replace questionable samples
-reports the presence of possible interference's in reference to tests performed
Competency:
Records and analyzes QC data for trends and abnormalities
Expectations:
-does not report patient results unless QC data is within range
- follows written procedures to correct QC problems
-notifies supervisor of continuing QC problems
-documents QC problems and solutions in QC book, instrument manual or computer
Competency:
Performs and records any and all necessary preventive maintenance for laboratory equipment
Expectations:
-recognizes possible errors in resulting and reruns, or rechecks questionable results
-files a corrective action report for supervisor review
-prints (or prepares) corrected report, notifies physician or floor
Competency:
Immediately corrects and reports all inaccurately reported data
Expectations:
-monitors own area of responsibility as well as helping monitor supplies in common lab areas.
-monitor supplies in common lab areas
-notifies supervisor of supplies needed
-checks in supplies received, dates the items received, and puts supplies away using
correct storage conditions
Competency:
Assists in inventory or supplies
Expectations:
-draws correct specimen for send out based on written guidelines
-prepares specimen for send out based on specimen requirements
-logs specimen in send out log
-stores specimen until pickup based on specific specimen requirements
Competency:
Properly prepares specimens for transport to referral laboratories
Expectations:
-reviews manuals periodically and as concerns arise
-asks questions and expresses concerns to supervisor when deviations from hospital and
infection control guidelines are noted
-participates in mandatory in-service yearly (and at orientation)
-takes responsibility for employee and patient safety-using personal protective equipment
or equipment to protect patient.
Competency:
Understands and abides by all hospital and department safety procedures and infection
control guidelines
Expectations:
-makes independent decisions based on as much information as can be gathered
reasonably.
-judgments are made with patient care and customer service in mind
-understands when to call pathologist, supervisor, physician or other resource to help in
decision making
Competency:
Demonstrates professional and independent judgment in daily work assignments
Expectations:
-performs phlebotomy, including paperwork associated with phlebotomy, as needed
-works additional hours and on-call hours as necessary for lab function
-reports to the laboratory on time for work and works specified hours
-complies with hospital established guidelines for breaks and lunch time
-takes responsibility for distribution of paperwork to floors, physicians, medical records,
mail...etc...
-helps photocopy, distribute and file all lab reports and reference lab reports, including
pathology and cytology reports
-takes responsibility in assigned department for supply monitoring, procedure manual
updates, basic troubleshooting and QC review and submission as necessary
-answers phones and deals with patients and coworkers in a courteous manner
Competency:
Performs any and all duties when necessary to maintain functionality of lab