General Summary: The Medical Technologist performs a variety of diagnostic laboratory tests that are intended to assist with improving the overall status of patients by providing accurate laboratory results. The Medical Technologist is actively involved in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital
1. Obtains and accurately enters physician orders for laboratory procedures into the Laboratory Information System, or manual requisitions as required. Delivers laboratory reports to nursing unit for physician/nurse review as per facility process.
2. Performs venipuncture and finger stick procedures within appropriate timeframe (e.g., stat orders, etc.) and executes specimen collection according to policy and procedures to render a specimen with good integrity. Verifies patient identification prior to the procedure and accurately labels specimen post procedure. Identifies problems/needs for performing specimen collection.
3. Completes laboratory accession record, data collection, and filing, appropriately submitting charges and reports in a timely manner.
4. Performs complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological analyses, based on the test menu of the facility. Assists in development and modification of procedures, and establishment and monitoring of programs to ensure the accuracy of tests.
5. Orders supplies, participates with quality improvement and safety (e.g., safety checks). Assures that equipment is maintained and is clean and in working order. Reports equipment maintenance and/or repair timely.
6. Plans/organizes work for assigned shift to properly utilize time, resources and supplies to ensure that patients receive appropriate quality care.
7. The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position requirements are demonstrated through the successful completion of competencies established for the position, to include population served, and other special needs of patients or customers served by the department.
8. Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
9. Regular attendance and timeliness is required.
Experience: Requires minimum twelve months training in a structured hospital program or three years hospital laboratory practice.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in either a medical technology program or a bachelor’s degree in one of the biological or chemical services with completion of an accredited academic program in medical technology is required.
Licensure/Certification: Current State license/certification in state where currently practicing and current BLS are required. All Medical Technologists must maintain current license/certification and BLS certification, as required by State, while employed with LifeCare Hospitals
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