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Medical Technologist - Core Testing

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 12, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:Responsible for performing complex laboratory procedures and tests in areas such as blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology, using established protocols and procedures. Monitors, screens and troubleshoots devices, tests and procedures, recognizing anomalies, and making corrections to ensure quality.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Evaluates specimens for testing, utilizes appropriate criteria and upholds established performance standards. Applies established criteria for testing, and analysis of entire process from preparation, conducting test, functioning of devices and procedures to ensure quality test results. Performs waived, moderate and high complexity laboratory tests.
  • Maintains equipment and tools; performs quality assurance testing, routine calibration and ensures optimal performance.
  • May assist Technical Specialist or Supervisor with the evaluations of new methods and procedures.
  • Consults with clinicians, supervisor and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, requirements and testing protocols.
  • Gives direction and guidance to phlebotomy and specimen management teams, may assist with orientation of new caregivers and students, and accesses competencies if incumbent has at least 4 years experience for moderate complexity testing, and 1 year of experience for high complexity testing.
  • Maintains appropriate records for specimens, tests and data. Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting analysis.
  • Participates in department in-services and continuing education programs, attending lectures, workshops and video presentation as required. Participates in required competency assessment and proficiency testing activities. Provides (CAP, HIPAA, etc) compliance support.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION:
  • Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biological Science or an equivalent related science.
  • Current with ongoing education requirements for continuous certification.EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:
    • 2 years of clinical experience performing high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory department required.LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
      • Certified Medical Technologist, ASCP or equivalent is required within six months from date of hire.OTHER SKILLS:
        • Ability to recognize and ensure validity of abnormal patient and/or QC results for testing.
        • Working knowledge of specimen collection, preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries
        • Good written and verbal communication skills
        • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs
        • Moderate lifting up to 35 pounds
        • Mathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebra
        • General understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairsWORKING CONDITIONSWorks in a clinical laboratory or hospital setting. Intermittently (1-5% of the time) works in other office, client and conference facility environments. Continuous (67 - 100%) exposure to moderate noise level. The ability to frequently (34-66 %) stand, walk or sit is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying is required. Intermittent (1-5%) lifting and carrying of up to 45 pounds is required. Must have good manual dexterity of both hands and employ fine hand movements to continuously (67 - 100%) manipulate instruments, computer terminal keyboards and other items. Good corrected vision and the ability to do near point work at varying distances from the eye is required. The ability to identify and distinguish colors is required. Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood or body fluids containing blood, or other potentially infectious materials, and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals is required.

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