CentraState Healthcare System

  • Medical Technologist

    Posted Date 2 days ago(8/14/2018 3:44 PM)
    ID
    2018-8434
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    CentraState Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    6A-2P
  • Overview

    Performs routine laboratory procedures using computerized instrumentation and manual methods. Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the laboratory section/shift.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs laboratory testing of blood and body fluid specimens using automated analyzers, as well as manual methods, accurately and according to lab procedure manuals.
    • Reports tests accurately, within timed guidelines, and according to lab procedure manuals.
    • Consistently verifies critical results and follows critical value policy, including proper documentation.
    • Enters results accurately in computer.
    • Utilizes logs, reports, etc. to research computer issues.
    • Performs venipuncture and skin puncture collections.
    • Performs quality control testing on all laboratory reagents.
    • Accurately assesses quality control results and takes appropriate action regarding out-of -range results.
    • Properly documents QC results in computer and/or log sheets with corrective action taken.
    • Maintains Laboratory instrumentation according to manufacturer's operation manuals and lab procedure manuals.
    • Performs maintenance on time according to defined schedule.
    • Recognizes equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate steps to correct problems.
    • Accurately calibrates equipment.
    • Trains students and new employees. Trains according to checklists, and within given timeframes. Approves/Signs new employees as successfully completing training.
    • Provides professional and technical guidance to Medical Laboratory Technicians, assistant lab techs, and phlebotomists.
    • Performs departmental inventory when needed.
    • Completes work before end of shift, including resolving outstanding specimens.
    • Fulfills requirements of Career Ladder I/II.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology including internship required.

     

    Work Experience:

    • Medical Technologist Preferred

     

    Licenses and Certifications:

    • ASCP registration, HEW registration or NCA registration preferred.

     

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team. Strong computer skills. Knowledge of LIS.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

     Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

     

    Exposure:

    Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

     

    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Occasionally

    Standing/Walking - Frequently

    Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

    Bending/Climbing - Never

    Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Never

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Rarely

    Typing/Filing - Occasionally

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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