Medical Technologist, Generalist

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Employer is looking for Medical Technologist, Generalist in Manchester, CT. This local job opportunity with ID 732633 is live since 10/04/2017.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs applied techniques for various chemical, microscopic, immunologic and/or microbiological tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Works as a high functioning multi-tasker between all departments of the Laboratory, including Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, and limited Serology and Microbiology.  Receives and/or obtains specimens for laboratory analysis. Uses considerable judgment in making decisions requiring the interpretation and application of guidelines with considerable latitude to specific work situations.  Records laboratory test results.  Performs training activities and special projects. Takes responsibility for ordering and assigning testing for CAP surveys.

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology is required along with American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification as a Medical Technologist or ASCP Categorical Certification specific for laboratory section employed in (H, C, M, BB) or eligible required. 

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least one (1) year of clinical laboratory experience is preferred. 
  • Phlebotomy experience is preferred.

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Must be knowledgeable in laboratory automation and information systems. 
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to travel between multiple work sites; and travel is required in order to perform essential duties.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.  These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time.

 

Job-Specific Competency

1.      Demonstrates efficient operation and knowledge of basic instrument theory of operation and function of components. 

2.      Multi tasks in a high performing way between all Laboratory departments.

3.      Maintains competency in Blood Bank.

4.      Maintains competency in Hematology and Coagulation.

5.      Maintains competency in Chemistry.

6.      Maintains competency in Microbiology and Serology on a limited basis (gram staining, and stat Serology)

7.      Adheres to turn-around-time standards for the Laboratory.

8.      Troubleshoots instruments when necessary, in accordance with instrument specific manuals. Takes responsibility for maintenance and troubleshooting functions and performs full assessment of problems as they arise.

9.      Assumes responsibility for instrument or pipette calibration functions.

10.  Assists in coordinating proficiency testing results.

11.  Performs section back-up procedures in accordance with the specific instrument.

12.  Follows department policy and procedures for Quality Control and takes action as necessary when outliers exist. Assists with monitoring of Quality Control over time.

13.  Exhibits technical expertise by assessing results are accurate with no technical data amends that would affect patient care.  Uses critical thinking skills when assessing patient results and makes good sound judgment before releasing results.

14.  Makes calls promptly and documents calls to ensure test results are communicated to the appropriate health care provider.

15.  Takes inventory and orders supplies as needed.

16.  Performs temperature and eyewash checks and reviews records as needed.

17.  Processes specimens efficiently to generate test results within the established TAT.   

18.  Assists in coordination of training employees in their section of expertise.

19.  Collects all specimens by various phlebotomy methods for all age groups within the institution in an efficient and appropriate manner.  Follows designated collection procedure and specimen requirements.

20.  Assists and supports goal of working towards full compliance with accreditation standards.

21.  Assists with coordinating of Quality Assurance activities.

22.  Takes responsibility for ordering and assigning testing for CAP surveys.

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