Performs a variety of laboratory procedures, many of which are
complex, involving numerous steps and techniques, operates various
laboratory instruments, and may be required to use independent
judgment. Application of the principles, theories and techniques of
medical technology are required to produce test results, which aid
the physician in diagnosis and treatment. Performs duties and
responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and
Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
Safety/Risk Management: Maintains an environment for employees,
patients, medical staff, and visitors that promote safety
consciousness in order to achieve a safe physical environment.
Complies with Infection Control guidelines. Adheres to chemical
hygiene policies. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure. Adheres
to hospital wide and department specific safety regulations. Writes
QI reports as necessary. Creates a safe and clean work environment.
Coordination of Services: coordinates activities, which allow
quality work within a timely manner. Orders reagents, supplies and
instrument consumables in a timely manner to insure continuous
service. Coordinates services and resources with laboratory and
non-laboratory personnel i.e., unlabeled/mislabeled specimens,
supplies). Coordinates completion of training (i.e., blitz, new
employee, POCT). Acts as a resource for laboratory and
non-laboratory personnel. Stocks area for next shift and alerts
appropriate personnel when reagents or supplies are low. Receives,
labels and stores supplies accurately and in a timely manner.
Primary Aspects of the Job: exhibits organizational skills and a
conscientiousness which allows for precise and accurate results in
a timely manner. Demonstrates proper time management skills and
priority setting. Performs routine and special tests on biological
and environmental materials using automated equipment or manual
methods following established laboratory and testing procedures.
Performs tests accurately and cost effectively. Collects and/or
assists with collection of patient specimens. Evaluates specimen
acceptability. Prepares specimens for transportation to other
clinical laboratories for testing. Verifies completion of work
requested. Interprets and reports results by observation or
calculations. Records results on worksheets or logs, calculates
test findings required by each test and accurately reports results.
Recognizes critical values and abnormal results and notifies
appropriate personnel. Evaluates, correlates and interprets the
clinical significance of test data. Identifies and insures complete
resolution of problems related to test data. Performs quality
control and equipment maintenance. Evaluates accuracy of test
results and proper functioning of instruments and reagents through
the use of established quality control program. Maintains proper
quality control records. Documents corrective action for quality
control program. Maintains laboratory instruments by use of
preventative maintenance procedures. Performs troubleshooting on
equipment and supplies. Creates and utilizes work-aid documents
correctly and in a timely manner (i.e., pending logs, worksheets,
QC logs, etc). Participates in method evaluation and/or research
and development. Acts as a resource for a/an instrument, procedure
and/or specialty area as assigned. Researches and develops new
procedures. Reviews and revises technical and/or operational
procedures annually. (45%)
Communication Management: maintains good quality relations
between staff, patients, physicians and other departments to
promote a good working environment. Handles inquiries regarding
procedures, test results and their interpretation. Communicates
test results appropriately, accurately and in a timely manner and
documents communication as required. Remains current with
departmental meeting minutes and other required reading. Educates
MT/MLT students (didactic). Trains co-workers and non-laboratory
- Technology: Maintains equipment in order to provide a
continuous level of quality in test results. Reports instrument
malfunctions and performs minor repairs. Calls service
representative or technical hot line as necessary. Maintains a
working knowledge of laboratory computer functions to insure
accurate data management. Maintains a working knowledge of the
hospital computer functions to include charges and credits, if
applicable. Maintains a working knowledge of personal computer, if
applicable. Attends in-service training on new equipment and
procedures (i.e., WinNet). Remains current in Laboratory
developments though participation in continuing education and
self-study (15 hours per year). Performs other work duties as
Bachelor's Degree Clinical Lab Science with Medical Technologist
Certification required.Certification requiring educational
maintenance by the certifying agency must be kept current and
- New Grads will be given 6 months from start date to obtain
Medical Technologist Certification.*
Must meet all applicable required state and federal standards to
perform assigned testing. The assessment, care and treatment
provided by the Laboratory will be consistent with the specific age
related needs of the patient. The Laboratory divisions are
competent to provide patient care to neonates/infants, children,
adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
Employee is required to sit, stand and walk frequently. Employee
must lift/carry medium (50 lbs.) occasionally and light (20 lbs.)
frequently. Employee is required to bend, squat, reach forward,
reach overhead, lift floor to waist and lift waist to overhead
occasionally. Employee is required to perform repetitive action,
including simple grasping, pushing/pulling and fine manipulation.
For repetitive movement, employee is required to use foot controls
with one foot, one or two-handed action for fine manipulation.
Employee is allowed to move about freely or sit at will when
performing job duties. Employee is continuously exposed to dust,
noise, and CRT terminal work. Employee is frequently exposed to
blood borne pathogens. (Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%,
Continuously: 67-100%) The most significant of duties are included
but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned
or developmental duties.
Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team
including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patient's
family and significant others.
Takes direction from: Supervisor, Manager, Director of
Laboratory, Medical Director, Pathologist
Provides direction to: Medical Technologist I, Medical Lab
Technician, Technical Assistant Supervised by: Supervisor,
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry
of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the
communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high
quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and
respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy
communities in the region through our commitment to high quality,
safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of
We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were
members of our family.
We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of
the common good.
We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and
We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and
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effective communication with internal and external customers.