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Medical Technologist

Company: Reid Health
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Under the technical supervision of his/her immediate supervisor, the MT performs high and moderate complexity laboratory procedures in a timely and accurate manner to provide information for diagnosing and combating disease. Assumes responsibility and accountability for following the established policies and procedures of the hospital and laboratory department and as defined by the Mission Statement of the hospital.
Responsibilities

  • Documents verbal orders for laboratory testsa. Logs all specimens drawn into the laboratory information system using proper procedures.
  • Processes Non-Admit Specimensa. Admits patients in LIS using proper procedures.b. Orders correct tests and logs in the specimens.
  • Performs analyses on the laboratory test directorya. Performs all procedures as outlined in the appropriate procedure manual protocol.b. Learns new procedures and demonstrates competence as they are added to test directory.c. Performs procedures within the stated turn around timesd. Completes work during assigned shift and leaves minimal amount for the next shifte. Responds to changes in work as necessary; continually uses time to departmental advantage.f. Analyzes control materials for each procedure; documents quality control procedures performedg. Documents action taken on out of control QC resultsh. Monitors quality control results for trends and deviationsi. Performs and documents appropriate preventative maintenance proceduresj. Monitors and assesses maintenance weekly for completion
  • Enters the test results into the computera. Verifies that the result being entered is for the correct patient.b. Footnotes abnormal appearance of specimen.c. Performs basic problem solving of abnormal or atypical results.d. Calls Critical Results to appropriate nursing units; documents notification of Critical Values using canned footnote in computer.e. Responsible and accountable for results verified.f. Reviews of Workcenter Activity Reports for accuracy.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area
  • Helps substitute for technical supervisor in their absence
  • Notifies the supervisor when supplies, test kits, and reagents should be ordered
  • Correlates laboratory methods, procedures, and patient test results with age-specific population criteria, i.e. geriatrics, adults, pediatrics, and neonates.
  • Demonstrates appropriate troubleshooting capabilities; refers problems to the appropriate individual when indicated. Demonstrates ability to perform complex problem solving of abnormal or atypical results.
  • Uses independent judgement and knowledge to perform assigned tasks.
  • Participates in hospital and departmental quality assessment and improvement (QA & I) activities as required. Monitors results and helps implement corrective action.
  • Develops laboratory techniques and procedures and reviews current procedures in focused areas as assigned by the technical supervisor.
  • Conducts research in conjunction with the technical supervisor.Assists the technical supervisor in the testing, evaluation, and selection of newequipment.
  • Assists the technical supervisor in the set up and training of operators for new equipment.
  • Responsible for assuring that CAP proficiency results are performed and returned in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for coordinating the instruction of students and new employees as directed by the technical supervisor. May be required to oversee the work of non-independent practitioners and trainees.
  • Develops and presents continuing education programs for the laboratory staff.
    This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and can be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management deems necessary.
    Qualifications
    Education Required: Graduate of a Medical Laboratory Science program or other degree and experience that makes the employee eligible for MT/MLS certification.

    Education Preferred: Graduate of a Medical Laboratory Science program.

    Experience Required: None

    Experience Preferred: Completion of a Clinical Laboratory internship.

    Licensure: None

    Certifications: ASCP or AMT

    Other: Must be certified within 1 year of hire.

    Schedule DetailsNight Shift. 40 hours weekly. 10pm - 630am Will include a weekend and holiday rotation and require cross training at the Connersville location. Associated topics: medical, medical lab science, medical laboratory science, medical technologist, pathology, scientist, sterile processing technician, technician ii, technician iii, technician iv

Keywords: Reid Health, Dayton , Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Richmond, Ohio

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