Medical Technologist

Fredericktown, PA 15333
Salary: $22.10 to $26.00 /hour

Qualifications, Licenses/Certifications: MT (ASCP) registry or equivalent National registry required.

Experience: Two to four (2-4) years’ current experience in clinical laboratory

Employees Supervised: None

Essential Functions: Performs analyses in hematology, chemistry urinalysis, and coagulation according to expected performance standards. Performs venipuncture, finger stick, or heel stick on identified patients by physician’s request in a timely, accurate and caring manner. Keeps documented records that will be kept current by the incumbent regarding maintenance and quality control. Meets the lab service goals as scheduled or reports problems to lab supervisor. Promotes adherence to the Company’s Code of Conduct by monitoring employee performance and identifying and responding to compliance issues. Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company’s Code of Conduct, its policies and procedures, and applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards. The Medical Technologist performs a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment and using both manual and automated methods. The MT performs first line troubleshooting procedures as well as complicated and less frequently performed procedures. He/She maintain quality control surveillance and assists in checking of work accuracy before results are reported. Persons in this qualification demonstrate an ongoing awareness of the critical nature and essential high standards of quality required in the laboratory. They set appropriate examples in the achievement of these goals. The MT may work in a variety of situations. Effectively operate laboratory equipment, unassisted. Effectively utilize microscope, unassisted. Move and maneuver throughout the lab

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Comprehensive knowledge of applicable safety, quality control, and specimen handling guidelines and procedures. Skill in using applicable laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters, microscopes, incubators, pipettes, autoclaves, and sterilizers. Ability to work quickly and accurately when under strict deadlines. Considerable knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical laboratory methods and instrumentation. Working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, laboratory medicine, disease processes, and laboratory procedures. Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected. Performs analyses in the laboratory as a generalist according to expected performance standards; performs venipunctures; follows the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency-testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples; adheres to the quality control policies of the laboratory, documents all quality control activities, performs instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance; follows the laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedures when test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance; capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and corrects the problem or notifies the laboratory supervisor; documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications. In addition performs any other duties that may be requested by the lab supervisor.

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