Medical Lab Technician (MLT)
Position Summary / Career Interest:
Performs various laboratory tests in chemistry, hematology, coagulation and urinalysis. Obtains quality results by following policy and procedure for quality control, quality assurance, maintenance, calibration and calibration verification to ensure CLIA standards are met. Responsible for proper patient identification, sample collection and sample processing.
Verify patient identification with verbal communication between patient and phlebotomist ensuring two patient identifiers.
Collects blood and non blood specimens such as urine, sputum, throat or nasal swabs for laboratory testing.
Performs venipunctures and capillary punctures using aseptic technique and in accordance with the department policy and procedure.
Identifies, labels, handles and transports specimens to the lab for testing to ensure turnaround times of 60 minutes for STAT and 4 hours for Routine.
Ensures that specimen requirements are met at the time of collection and maintains specimen integrity.
Performs test analysis for test systems in which competency has been completed, including proficiency testing.
Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
Observes all hospital isolation, safety and emergency management procedures.
Pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical factors are evaluated prior to releasing patient results.
Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control and quality assurance policy and procedures.
Performs troubleshooting when errors and variances occur and ensures remedial action takes place prior to releasing patient results.
Operate and maintain test equipment by following preventative maintenance schedules and troubleshooting instrument error codes.
Orders unit supplies to maintain inventory of unit’s equipment stock and supplies.
Responsible for order entry through the electronic medical record/database
Ability to establish and maintain effective positive and professional working relationships with patients, families, healthcare team, and co-workers.
Provide great customer service using appropriate professional and ethical behavior
Associate Degree in Lab Science (MLT)
Medical technologist (MT) certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first 30 days of employment
HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:
Primary - required (routine) to do the job
Secondary - required for the job, but mostly be exception
None - no approved access
Description of Information Level
Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion
Clinical Information (information that describes a patient's health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates
Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes
Initial and Ongoing training in dealing with infection control. Trainings could include but are not limited to, blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and bio hazardous materials as it applies to your daily work environment.
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