Position Summary: Responsible for performing all testing within the clinical laboratory. Will assist in organization of all work reported for the designated area. Will assist in maintaining and performing quality control, proficiency testing, instrument maintenance, and adherence to section policies and procedures. Responsible for helping maintain an adequate inventory of reagents and supplies within the clinical laboratory site as appropriate. Performs all procedures in an efficient and accurate manner. Communicates critical values according to lab policy. Responsible for training new employees in the clinical laboratory, clinic laboratory setting and point of care setting within the hospital.
In addition, this position is responsible for ensuring all point of care testing is managed appropriately within all areas assigned, i.e. Hospital and Clinic. This will include but not limited to Georgetown Memorial Hospital Nursing units (glucose meters), Emergency Department, Imaging (CT iSTAT), Outpatient surgery/Endoscopy (glucose meter and pregnancy testing), Physician practices (THG; Andrews, Hemingway, Georgetown, Oncology).
Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Director or designee.
- BS from an accredited College, Accredited School of Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science.
- Clinical training associated with the degree from an accredited School of Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science required.
- Experience within the clinical laboratory, hospital/clinic/reference lab setting required, including: point of care testing, communicating with regulatory inspectors, The Joint Commission standards, managing processes and workflow.
- Satisfactory completion of an MT or MLT program from an accredited school
- MT certification by ASCP, AMT, or acceptable equivalent within one year of hire
- Ability to be flexible, working different shifts and in different clinical laboratory areas.
- Ability to work closely with management to ensure processes and procedures are implemented and maintained within the work group.
- Ability to use open communication between coworkers, physicians, hospital and clinic employee partners and healthcare leaders.
Physical Requirements: Medium Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.