Medical Lab Technician, Microbiology
Harrison Medical Center - Bremerton, WA

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Performs a variety of laboratory tests and assays in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations. Uses and maintains all laboratory equipment correctly. Accurately documents and reports all test results. Ability to function in various areas of the clinical laboratory, i.e. blood bank, chemistry, hematology (to include coagulation and urinalysis), microbiology and serology/immunology

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent (ie: military experience).

LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

Certification as MLT from ASCP, AMT or NCA.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Basic computer knowledge required. Must be able to use computerized databases.

Proficiency in use of laboratory equipment and testing.

Strong organizational and time management skills; must be able to maintain logs/records.

Math skills required (scientific calculations)

Knowledge of expected lab values for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.

Current knowledge of CAP, CLIA, JCAHO, state and regulatory requirements

ENVIRONMENTAL / JOB CONDITIONS:

Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection:

Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases; must comply with applicable safety procedures.

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: yes

Personal Protective Equipment Required: yes

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Manages and operates laboratory equipment correctly and safely to include calibration, instrument checks and quality control.

Promptly notifies patient caregiver and/or physician of critical lab values.

Maintains accurate laboratory records in accordance with regulatory compliance.

Meets current documentation standards and policies.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Participates in annual inservice training, continuing education and other education requirements and completes the training by the expected deadline.

Completes work within designated time and uses the computerized punch time system correctly.

Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.

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