Performs a variety of laboratory
procedures, some of which are complex, involving numerous steps and
techniques, operates various laboratory instruments, and may be
required to use independent judgment. The principles and techniques
of good laboratory practice are required to produce test results,
which aid the physician in diagnosis and treatment. These specific
tasks will allow the Laboratory technician to play a part in the
giving of quality patient care in a safe working environment.
Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with
our mission and values.
Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
1. 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.
2. 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). 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. (5%)
3. 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. 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.
Reviews technical and/or operational procedures annually. (50%)
4. 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 during bench rotation. Trains co-workers and
non-laboratory personnel. (25%)
5. 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 (10 hours per year). Performs
other work duties as assigned. (10%)
Associates Degree in Clinical Lab Science
Certified Technician On-the-job or military trained tech
Medical Lab Technician Certification required
Certification requiring educational maintenance by the certifying
agency must be kept current and valid.
***New Grads will be given 6 months from
start date to obtain Medical Lab Technician 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. For repetitive action, employee is
required to use both hands for simple grasping, pushing/pulling and
fine manipulation. For repetitive movement, employee is required to
use foot controls with one foot, one and 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: Medical Technologist I, Medical Technologist
II, Supervisor, Manager, Director of Laboratory, Medical Director,
Provides direction to: Laboratory Assistant
Supervised by: Supervisor, Manager
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 God.
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 continuous improvement.
We use our talents and resources
wisely, with honesty and integrity.
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Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and
provides courteous and effective communication with internal and