Responsible for collection of patient specimens using proper, efficient, and safe techniques for examination and testing in a high-complexity medical laboratory. Performs routine clinical tests in hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology and coagulation to provide data for the use in diagnosis and treatment of patients. Keeps accurate records, performs quality control, instrument calibration and proficiency testing.
- Utilizes standard procedures for patient identification and sample labeling, and records appropriate collection information on proper laboratory forms.
- Exhibits knowledge of aseptic techniques, correct handling of potentially infectious specimens, and ability to identify adverse reactions.
- Collects blood and other samples for laboratory testing, and prepares specimens for testing.
- Performs accurate analysis on patient specimens as demonstrated by annual proficiency testing.
- Provides accurate and timely results to providers and/or nursing personnel
- Maintains appropriate documentation of test results, quality control, and quality assurance processes.
- Cultures, isolates, and accurately identifies pathogenic micro-organisms and parasites as demonstrated by annual proficiency testing.
- 8 Assists in keeping inventory; ensures supplies are not outdated.
- Reviews and interprets procedure manuals, medical charts, and CLIA regulations.
- May provide assistance in managing workflow in supervisor’s absence, as directed.
- May provide training to phlebotomy students in the principles, procedures and techniques of phlebotomy.
- Performs other functions as assigned.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Education: A bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, or a related field (or an associate’s degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician) plus one year related laboratory experience or equivalent. MT/MLT Registration by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent approved organization.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Work is performed in typical medical clinic environment. Some travel by automobile may be required, as well as possible short-term assignment to other clinic sites.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods, handle papers, type and operate computer equipment; reach with hands and arms; talk, see and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. May be required to assist patients including lifting.
- Work in a laboratory setting has high potential for exposure to blood and body fluids, chemicals, and infectious pathogens. Must be able to use protective equipment as required. escription to be created.
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