TITLE: Medical Technologist
Reports to: Laboratory Administrative Director
Supervises: No one
Performs routine and special testing using automated, semi-automated and manual methods, following good laboratory practice.
Collects specimens from patients of all age groups from infant to geriatric.
Interacts with laboratory staff, physicians, nursing, patients, families, client and other hospital staff in a professional manner.
Works independently with little supervision.
Provides Excellent Customer Service.
Participates in process improvement activities and service recovery.
Participates in and Supports all Bay Area Medical Center service and improvement activities, projects, and educational programs.
Performs routine and special testing accurately and precisely, following established procedures. Reviews results; calls and documents critical and STAT values.
Operates and performs simple troubleshooting of instruments used for producing test results on patients' specimens.
Recognizes testing problems and solves and reports problems.
Performs and properly documents designated quality control procedures, including proficiency testing procedures.
Participates in laboratory Quality Assurance studies.
Collects specimens from patients of all ages as required using venipuncture and microcollection techniques.
Performs designated computer operations, including accessioning, printing reports, posting results, result inquiry, printing billing reports, and editing results.
Documents instances of laboratory error, failure to follow procedure and other events which result in unexpected outcomes that may have a negative impact on patient care.
Trains MLT Students and new employees. May train personnel in other departments such as nursing to perform phlebotomy procedures in their areas.
Interacts with hospital staff, patients, and clients to answer questions or explain procedures.
Attends mandatory inservice training and department meetings and takes personal responsibility for learning through continuing education.
Must be able to complete the physical, sensory and mental requirements of the position.
Additional duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.
Must have a certification as an MLT or MLS/MT by the ASCP or equivalent or be eligible for certification and be certified within six months of the day of hire.
Six Months experience using clinical laboratory techniques comparable to those performed at BAMC
Knowledge, skills and abilities required to develop, evaluate and perform laboratory procedures using independent judgment. Must be able to detect problems when they occur and to problem solve with little assistance.
Ability to work with and communicate with patients of all ages, families, hospital staff, physicians, and clients in a tactful and professional manner.
Potential exposure to Latex products, blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials, and communicable diseases.