Medical Laboratory Technician
DCH Health System - Tuscaloosa, AL

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Performance Planning

To provide quality lab results for inpatient and outpatient customers according to established policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions

  • Performs both basic and advanced emergency, therapeutic, and diagnostic laboratory procedures with knowledge regarding age specific laboratory needs of the neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient.
  • Calibrates, standardizes, operates, maintains, and troubleshoots various instruments following established procedures. Performs quality control to ensure proper functioning of instruments, reagents, and procedures. Recognizes instrument malfunctions or out-of-control test results and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Responsible for all documentation required for the tasks performed.
  • Adheres to infection control and safety practices according to policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for training and teaching theory and practical applications to others as directed by lab management. Participates and/or assists in teaching continuing education courses.
  • Inventories and stocks supplies. Checks, inspects, and ensures proper storage and handling.

    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures
    • All other duties as assigned

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required

    Anyone hired after January 1, 2008 must be certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician by one of the following nationally recognized certification agencies: American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) preferred; the American Medical Technologist (AMT) or the American Association of Bio-analysts (AAB) acceptable.

    If an employee does not meet this certification requirement within 18 months of employment, he/she will no longer qualify for this position.

    Abilities are demonstrated in areas of assigned responsibilities by successful completion of annual laboratory competency testing. Be flexible and adaptable to handle all kinds of different and/or difficult situations. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.

    Working Conditions

    Must possess manual dexterity and fine motor skills. Able to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of

    time, reach and bend. Is able to lift a maximum of 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing

    up to 20 pounds. Vision and hearing must be normal or corrected to within normal. Must possess normal color vision. Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, laboratory chemicals and hazardous material. Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment. Physical presence onsite is essential. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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