Laboratory and Radiology Technician
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Kenai, AK

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KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE JOB DESCRIPTION

TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time, Non-ExemptREPORTS TO: Clinic Office ManagerINDIAN PREFERENCE:

Native preference under P.L. 93-638
POSTING PERIOD: 5/24/13 - Open until filled

KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE'S PURPOSE, VALUES VISION

Mission

To assure Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina thrive forever.

Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina Values

These are the beliefs and principles that define our people and will assure our future as tribe:

Family: honoring and sustaining health and happiness of family as a first responsibility
Stewardship: respectful use of land, resources and all creations
Spiritual Beliefs: acknowledging the existence of a higher power and respecting spiritual beliefs
Education: passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal education

Vision

By 2025, the Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina have enhanced strengthened the prosperity, health, and culture of their people Tribe by:

Working towards united effort with Native organizations other governments that impact our people
Developing implementing a Tribal education system
Living our traditional values practices
Empower our sovereignty
Continuing to demonstrate resiliency
Striving for excellence in all of our programs
Elevating the wellness of our people
Using our talents resources to ensure we are able to take care of ourselves share with others

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on X-ray for diagnostic purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS
(Consideration may be given for equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Licensed with the State of Alaska department of Occupations as Medical Laboratory and Radiology/Technician preferred
Two years or more in the Medical Laboratory setting in an apprenticeable position with increasing experience in all laboratory fields. i.e., chemistry, microbiology etc
Current CPR certification.
Knowledge of chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes use of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, and production techniques, and disposal methods.
Must demonstrate ability to work in an ambulatory health care environment and to work effectively with management and clinical staff.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; organizational skills, attention to detail and able to handle pressures from people, and environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Laboratory Specific:

Conducts quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood, and urine.
Performs blood and other tissue draws from patient, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.
Prepares standard volumetric solutions and reagents need in testing.

Radiology Specific:

Uses beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding skills to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
Moves x-ray equipment into position and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
Positions patient on examine table and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area requested by Physician or Provider.
Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.

Position Specific:

Monitors provider driven superbills for completeness and accuracy for all ordered laboratory and radiology procedures.
Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job.
Maintains confidentiality.
Performs other duties as assigned.

This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

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