TECH-MED - FULL-TIME NIGHTS CLINICAL LAB-1405016151
Healthcare / Health Services - Laboratory / Pathology
United States - California - Palm Springs
Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - No
Commission Compensation - No
Bonus Eligible - No
Overtime Eligible - No
Interview Travel Reimbursed - No
Detailed Bounty Description
Records, prepares, performs, evaluates & reports various chemical, microscopic, microbiologic, hematologic or serologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Understands the physiological and psychological differences created by age, sex, and abilities and applies them to the preanalytic, analytic and postanalytic components of laboratory testing. Communicates with physician and other appropriate staff concerning procedures, results, and their interpretation. Trains new employees in departmental procedures and theories as assigned. Evaluates appropriateness of specimens received for testing. Prepares stains and reagents as needed. Maintains inventory records and rotates supply stocks. Operates, calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment. Performs and records necessary quality control procedures and participates in quality assurance programs. Participates in and/or coordinates technical projects and the development of departmental procedures as appropriate. Coordinates subspecialty areas as assigned. Communicates professionally with coworkers as well as other Hospital employees. Performs job using the Hospital customer service strategy continuously. Uses the knowledge of the job to work productively, efficiently and harmoniously. Is responsible for adherence to all hospital and Laboratory policies, to include those initiated to prevent the exposure of patient, self, or other employees to blood borne pathogens and safety hazards. May review departmental reports for accuracy and reasonableness. Functions as resource person for technicians and laboratory assistants. Troubleshoots and resolves, or refers to appropriate others, problems detected in the course of work. Demographic information, limited Patient Health Information related to job function.
Formal education - Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Medical Technology or related science with State of California licensure in medical technology or categorical area.
Proficiency in laboratory procedures. Computer experience preferred. Communication and organizational skills. Ability to perform accurately and consistently under high stress.
Excellent physical stamina, which includes the ability to walk or stand from 6 to 10 hours a day, do repetitive bending/reaching, climbing of stairs, and sitting. Ability to carry 10 pounds constantly and to lift up to 25 pounds on occasion. Ability to do constant repetitive motion, using hands, fingers, wrists to perform testing, and other related functions. Ability to work at computer terminals for varying periods of the day which can range from one to three minutes or as long as several hours. Emotional stamina to handle the unexpected and stressful situations that may arise while working with sick or injured patients. Must be able to hear and speak the English language well enough to communicate instructions by spoken conversation and phone. Must be able to see well enough to read labels, reports and computer screens. Ability to perform all work duties and/or move around in areas of restricted space.
Ability to evaluate each situation and handle it with the utmost professionalism, dedication, and concern for the health and welfare of others. Ability to perform uncomfortable tests (bleeding time) while helping patients feel cared for as individuals.
Visa Candidates Considered - No
1+ to 2 years of experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Never