Medical Lab Technician - Urgent Care
WestCare Health System - Sylva, NC

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The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs most routine and specialized laboratory procedures and maintains quality control programs within predetermined limits. This employee helps inventory supplies to maintain adequate stock levels. The Medical Laboratory Technician will be asked to help the Nurse by bringing patients back and discharging patients. Also may need to assist clinician when requested. May need to assist Occupational Health Drug Tester when requested. The Medical Laboratory Technician must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's / area's / department's policies and procedures.

Education and Training: MLT: Successful completion of a MLT program in an accredited school and/or certification as an MLT (ASCP).

Physical Requirements: Sufficient sight (includes color discrimination), manual dexterity and mobility to function efficiently in exercising job responsibilities. Stands or sits for long periods and walks short distances for most of work shifts. Uses tools and electrical devices to repair instruments and check equipment. Able to lift 40 lbs. as required to stock reagents and various lab supplies. Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written). Ability to remain calm, continue to function effectively and develop priorities during stressful situations. Works scheduled hours that include weekends, holidays, and nights as necessary.

Working Environment: Potential exposure to patients who may be physically or verbally abusive. Potential exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials. Position requires the use of personal protective equipment during several patient and equipment related activities.