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Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Overview:

The Medical Technologist (MT/CLS)/Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs routine and complex analytical tests on human body fluids and tissues to provide accurate data to the health care team for optimal diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease states.  The MT is capable of performing all of the tests in a single section or most of the tests in all clinical laboratory sections:  bacteriology, immunohematology, chemistry, hematology, parasitology, serology and urinalysis.

Responsibilities:

Under general supervision of a Pathologist and other supervision, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:

 

  • Performs routine laboratory test procedures as outlined in the laboratory standard operating procedure manuals and reports test results.  Adheres to quality assurance and quality control procedures in performing all testing
  • Correlates clinical information and/or previous lab results and reports discrepancies to Medical Technologist, Sr. or supervisors.  Consults with superiors or pathologist when no preset criteria for decision-making is available before taking action
  • Collects and directs the collection of specimens with rigid attention to proper patient identification, priority status and hospital and laboratory safety and infection control policies for clinical testing
  • Maintains and operates lab equipment; able to detect malfunctions as they occur by review of instruments results.  Troubleshoots the problem with technologist or service representative assistance
  • Ensures appropriate lab supplies are always on hand in their assigned area or department
  • May be rotated to other lab locations or shifts as necessary
  • Trains or instructs laboratory personnel in performance of lab tests and procedures where assigned
  • Participates in developmental work on new tests
  • Participates in established TQM activities, QC testing of lab reagents and maintenance of equipment.  Follows protocol for running and documenting control values.  Collects, evaluates, and reports quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance
  • Attends and participates in continuing education programs to monitor proficiency, expand current knowledge and enhance professional excellence.  Willingly shares knowledge and provides clinical orientation to other members of the staff
  • Trains students from affiliated programs or new employees as assigned
  • Works closely with all laboratory personnel to ensure timely client service and accurate test results
  • Participates in Job Competency/Skills Check program
  • Maintains open communication with supervisors, pathologists, and fellow employees to ensure optimal operation of department.  Communicates pertinent information to other members of the health care team in a clinically relevant time frame to enhance the lab’s contribution to patient care
  • Delivers age appropriate care for the patient population.  Maintains strict confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation
  • May be rotated to other lab locations or shifts as necessary
  • Writes and updates laboratory procedures under supervision as required
  • Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance and legal requirements
  • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Medical Technology (MT)/Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or Associcate degree in Medical Laboratory Techinicans related science from an accredited program
  • Current and active certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a medical laboratory scientist (MLS) formerly known as MT or CLS or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
  • Valid and current State of Hawaii license as a MT (CLS) or MLT
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word and Excel) and skills in lab information systems is desirable
  • Previous specialized experience in microbiology and blood banking is preferred for MT/MLT assigned to specific departments
  • For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training
  • Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP/Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Science, Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1807
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Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician


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