The medical technician will provide laboratory services to the hospital, clinic, and nursing home within the facility. The individual will undertake a variety of laboratory procedures of a technical nature to provide accurate and timely testing for patients. The individual will be handling sensitive equipment to analyze samples or substances and conduct tests to report findings to appropriate personnel.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
Education: Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from an accredited institution.
Licensure: ASCP Registered or equivalent
Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in the medical laboratory setting preferred
Free from illegal use of drugs, and free from use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for obtaining capillary and venous blood collection from patients of all ages following CLSI guidelines as appropriate for testing.
Collect urine samples for laboratory testing and screening for drugs of abuse.
Collect throat and nasal swabs for analysis.
Perform arterial draws for blood gas analysis.
Perform appropriate test using micro equipment, chemical equipment and/or gas analysis.
Prepare and process samples for testing in-house or for reference laboratory and selecting the appropriate test within the E.H.R., LIS and/or EMM systems to maintain accurate documentation and billing.
Research and select appropriate sample requirements for test processing within the reference laboratory system.
Organize and store all chemical(s) substances, fluids and compressed gases according to safety instructions and laboratory procedures.
Collect the appropriate patient specimen to accurately perform the corresponding order.
Follow medical laboratory operation procedures, policies, and Federal and State regulatory guidelines.
Perform, analyze, interpret and monitor quality control and quality assurance measures and protocols as required by manufacturer and CLIA.
Give accurate and timely results to the appropriate personnel.
Maintains patient confidentiality by following HIPAA rules and guidelines and facility policies.
Accurately perform procedures as outlined in the procedure manuals and prepare reagents as needed.
Perform routine preventive maintenance as required by instrument manufacturers and apply advanced trouble shooting skills.
Calibrate equipment utilizing approved testing procedures, as required.
Inventory laboratory supplies and provide order request(s) to laboratory manager.
Attend scheduled in-service training and periodic continuing education.
Able to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks, responsibilities and schedules may change as documented and outlined by the incumbent’s immediate supervisor.