This is a per diem position.
Under the general direction of the Supervisor Director, performs a variety of routine and/or complex tests on clinical specimens to obtain data for use by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Education: Bachelors degree or higher in medical technology or related science or a combination of experience and training with certification listed above.
Certification/Licensure: MT (ASCP), MT (HEW), or equivalent, meeting state and federal regulatory requirements.
1. Achieves and maintains technical competence in all procedures offered by the laboratory
2. Handles specimens appropriately so as to assure specimen identity
3. Always follows approved written policies and procedures. Achieves 100% clerical and procedural accuracy in blood bank
4. Follows written procedures to verify, report, and document "critical values"
5. Organizes work effectively to accomplish the workload of the department. Coordinates with and assists fellow employees
6. Demonstrates the ability to operate the department (e.g. during call and/or off-shift) without direct supervision
7. Maintains inventory of supplies and performs clerical duties
8. Performs routine and non-routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as necessary
9. Performs specimen collection, demonstrating age-specific appropriateness of technique
10. Performs, evaluates, and records quality control to assure quality of results. Documents QC and repeat testing problems and resolution
11. Utilized training, experience and education to recognize, troubleshoot and validate instrument operation and regent performance. Completes log sheets, maintenance records and various forms as appropriate
12. Refers unresolved or repetitive problems to one of the Managers
13. Performs proficiency testing according to lab policy and regulatory requirements
14. Collects and reviews quality assurance data and contributes to the department's continual quality improvement
15. May be delegated some of the duties of one of the Lab Managers to maintain the routine operation of the department
16. Participate in the training and orientation of new lab employees
17. Author, review or revise laboratory procedures; evaluated new instrument and/or reagents/procedures as required
18. Collect and/or summarize statistical, financial or quality improvement data
19. Shares responsibility for call and shift coverage with other lab personnel
20. Uses capillary technique when appropriate or requested
21. Demonstrates ability to understand nonverbal communication of pediatric patients
22. Realizes special needs of clients compromised by physical or emotional handicaps.