Medical Lab Tech - #494860

Skagit Regional Health

Date: 10/14/2021 11:30 AM

City: Arlington, Washington

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Category Other Technicians & Technologies

Position Medical Lab Tech

Req Code 21579

Location Cascade Valley Hospital

Job Summary The Medical Laboratory Technician is dedicated to providing quality service in a timely, courteous, and cost effective manner. We work in tandem with the physicians to provide quality diagnostic service to our customers

Essential Functions Section 1 – Knowledge and Standards of Performance Performs work that will meet national credentialing agency standards, federal, state, and local surveys. The Medical Laboratory Technician must be on time. Meet hospital attendance requirements. Manage time in accordance with policy and procedures. Notify other laboratory staff when unable to report to work and make an effort to secure own replacement. Attend staff meetings (in lieu of attendance, read, sign and date meeting minutes). Must meet dress code standards and practice good personal hygiene. Must be familiar with the Hospital Disaster, Fire and Safety Plans, laboratory policies and procedures. Must be familiar with appropriate handling techniques for infectious material and waste - applicable Universal(Standard) Precautions must be used at all times. Able to direct the work of the laboratory assistant. Peer and self reviews will be performed initially at 12 weeks and then annually. Staff hiring, termination and discipline is a team responsibility. Maintains a positive, customer-oriented attitude. Meets organizational and work unit standards as outlined in policies and procedures. Performs all job duties in accordance with recognized safety procedures. Demonstrates the ability to make calm and sensible decisions under various work situations, dealing with immediate problems reasonably. Section 2 – Processes and Procedures Must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: phlebotomy skills - knowledge of phlebotomy policies and procedures including ability to collect blood nasal, throat and eye culture specimens. Meditech use with regard to the LAB menus. Testing procedures in blood banking, hematology, chemistry, serology, urinalysis, coagulation, body fluid analysis. Basic background knowledge of Microbiology including gramstain preparation and reading. Must be proficient in all Micro procedures. Knowledge of normal and alarm values and procedures on reporting and documenting. Knowledge of any necessary calculations. Performance and evaluation of quality control and use of corrective measures. Maintenance of all required logs. Processing AAB and other proficiency testing specimens. Miscellaneous duties as assigned. Ordering supplies. Section 3 – Knowledge/Use of Equipment Responsible for following performance and documentation of daily, weekly and monthly maintenance on all instruments. Scheduling contract maintenance. Troubleshooting any instrument or procedural problems, making hotline calls when appropriate and using proper documentation techniques. Assisting laboratory team in researching, developing and implementing any new testing procedures. Section 4 – Continuous Quality Improvement Leads and/or participates in developing and designing systems and processes for the new organization. Continually improves and redesigns processes to increase productivity and quality. Section 5 – Required Education and Training Continuing Education: Identifies new topics for continuing education, and pursues educational offerings. Shares educational information with coworkers, keeps record of continuing education. Uses educational information to develop/update practice standards. Attends staff meetings (in lieu of attendance, read, sign and date meeting minutes) and all annual mandatory sessions. Actively participates in staff orientation. Associates degree in science and MLT (ASCP) certification or equivalent education as listed above. Must be ble to obtain a healthcare assistant Category A license within 90 days of hire. Continuous education credit will be received for, but not limited to, the following: monthly department meetings, continuous education journal articles posted on the back laboratory board and lab in-service days. Section 6 – Resource Utilization Demonstrates responsible use of resources, including time, facilities, supplies, equipment, staff, information, finances, education and developmental assets. Fiscally responsible, including corporate billing compliance. Efficiently uses resources, tools and supplies, recycling when possible. Uses and disposes of confidential information appropriately. Shares expertise and knowledge with others. Cares for equipment properly. Spends education funds responsibly to enhance job performance. Practices accountable and productive time management. Shares responsibility in facility upkeep (i.e.: see it, own it, do it, solve it). Seeks information and plans work to maximize team effectiveness. Must be able to twist, stoop/bend, squat, kneel, climb, push/pull and grasp/handle. Must be able to lift and carry up to 24 lbs

Education Associates Degree in Science required, OR equivalent official military or non-military training/experience per CLIA standards/regulation

Experience/Training Prefer two (2) years experience as a generalist in a hospital laboratory setting

License/Certification Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) ASCP, AMT or AAB certification or equivalent Medical Laboratory Technician licensure required within 6 months of hire. Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy preferred. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.

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