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Medical Technologist I (MLS/MT) - PMH - Laboratory

507 E Freemont St
Burgaw, NC

Date Posted: Oct 23, 2020

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Job Description

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About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: Pender Memorial Hospital

Department: Laboratory

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 0.900000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 10HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-7P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do

Summary:

Works under the supervision of the Supervisor or Manager, Laboratory Services. Medical Technologists are responsible for the analytical evaluation of blood and other body fluids. All tests must be performed with accuracy and precision. Medical Technologists must have working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation including operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. They must perform and record data from quality control procedures .Medical Technologists are expected to participate in the education program of the laboratory and must have the ability to make decisions and solve problems. Medical technologists must meet the requirements of general supervisor under CLIA 88 definitions and is responsible for performance of tasks identified in CLIA 88.Specifically, monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained, assuring that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications, ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning, providing orientation to testing personnel and participating in the annual evaluations and documentation of competencies of all testing personnel.


Responsibilities:

1.Prepares patients, properly identifies patient and procures specimens, performs, and evaluates waived, moderately complex and highly complex laboratory analyses on blood and other body fluids. Prioritizes workflow and makes judgments relative to workload.

2.Reviews relevant laboratory reports for extraordinary results and clerical errors before they are reported to the patient's medical record, including reports on procedures processed in reference laboratories.

3.Performs instrument maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting procedures in accordance with defined policies and protocols and logs preventive maintenance of equipment.Logs performance of equipment, including daily temperature and humidity checks.

4.Performs quality control and proficiency testing procedures.

5.Investigates and resolves problems and unusual situations, recommending solutions.Ensures patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.

6.Utilizes Medical Center and laboratory computer systems in performance ofdaily tasks.

7.Participates in the Education Program both within and outside the laboratory to ensure the highest degree of competency within the established scope of patient care.

8.Participates in implementation of and compliance with standards set by the Hospital and regulatory/accrediting agencies.

9.Assist in the implementation of new methodologies and procedures as assigned by management.

10.Participates in the education and training of students from accredited programs and new employees.

11.Participates in the annual evaluations and documentation of competencies of all testing personnel.

12.Interfaces with hospital personnel, physicians, staff from other facilities relative to test results and procedure information.

13.Maintains adequate level of reagents/supplies to perform testing.

14.Generates appropriate and required documentation of testing and support procedures, i.e. corrective action taken.

Position Requirements

Credentials:
Essential:
* Medical Technologist

Education:
Essential:
* Bachelors Degree

Other information:

Bachelor’s Degree in medical technology, or chemical, physical or biological science and 1 year training/experience in high complexity testing preferred. Will consider Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology with at least 5 years experience.   

Experience: One year training in an accredited medical technology program or 5 years experience in a laboratory under the direction of a board certified pathologist.

Licensure/Certificate: Must have one of the following certifications: MT-HEW(5 years experience required), MT-ASCP or equivalent certification agency. MT-AMT, MLS (ASCP).Applicant may be eligible for certification but must obtain certification within time frame specified in employment offer. Note: Equivalent certification agencies may include military or state licensure if the employee is determined to meet the required education and related experience requirements as set forth in CLIA 88   

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. 

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. 

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

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