POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. The position reports to the Laboratory Manager. The Medical Laboratory Technician also maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Performs routine and special laboratory tests within a designated area.
Recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the Laboratory Manager.
Calls critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to established criteria.
Maintains the abnormal results according to protocol.
Prepares test results legibly on worksheets and logbooks. Initials and dates own work performed. Reviews reports for clerical accuracy and clinical indications.
Performs quality control tests within a designated area.
Runs quality control tests according to procedure and maintains appropriate data recording.
Analyzes quality control data and takes appropriate corrective action when results are outside acceptable limits. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the Laboratory Manager as required. Documents actions taken.
Holds patient results until out of control situations are resolved. Reports unresolved situation to the Laboratory Manager.
Performs preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
Observes and follows department preventive maintenance schedules.
Documents all instrument checks, preventive maintenance, routines, problems, and corrective actions taken.
Recognizes, analyzes, and takes corrective action to resolve instrument/clinical problems. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in the resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the Laboratory Manager as required.
Reports unresolved instrument/clinical problems to the Laboratory Manager.
Provides in-service training to other laboratory personnel and students within a designated area.
Provides instruction in laboratory bench procedures, instrument/clinical troubleshooting techniques, and clinical application of test results.
Assures assimilation of procedures and evaluates troubleshooting techniques. Documents it by initialing department checklist.
Assists the Laboratory Manager in establishing educational programs that will meet the needs of employees or students. May be assigned responsibilities for coordinating educational activities.
Conducts in-service classes for other laboratory personnel under the guidance of the Laboratory Manager.
Performs clerical functions associated with the designated laboratory area.
Maintains tally records of work performed for workload and statistical reporting purposes. May be assigned responsibility for monthly coalition of tallies.
Helps maintain files pertinent to the laboratory area.
Contributes to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs.
Performs specimen collection and processing duties as needed or assigned and according to policies and procedures established in phlebotomy.
Attends regular department staff meetings and in-service training.
Attends and participates in the preparation and/or presentation of laboratory continuing education programs.
Observes laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, and safety practices.
Keep work area neat and clean, and restocks daily supplies.
Assists the Laboratory Manager in inventory control and requisition of supplies.
Assists the Laboratory Manager in quality-assurance activities.
Performs other related duties.
1. Accuracy – ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
2. Analytical Skills – ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
3. Deductive reasoning – ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
4. Detailed oriented – ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
5. Judgment – ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information
6. Research skills – ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation
7. Time management – ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work with given deadlines
8. Working under pressure – ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Associate degree and successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Technician program that is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), or equivalent training, education and experience.
Experience: Minimum one-year experience required including Blood Bank and Microbiology. One-year experience in phlebotomy required including neonatal and pediatric collections.
Computer Skills: Must have basic computer skills.
Certificates & Licenses: ASCP certification or equivalent nationally recognized Medical Laboratory Technician certification.
Other Requirements: Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, patients, nurses, and other hospital personnel. Must be able to read and interpret laboratory orders, policies and procedures in order to perform proper test and deliver accurate results. Must know basic mathematical skills applied to appropriate laboratory calculations to determine accurate results. Must possess the critical thinking needed in evaluating acceptability and accuracy of results.