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Part Time - Medical Laboratory Technician

Summary:

Perform routine waived and moderate complexity tests in a clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease; Perform routine tests in clinical laboratories for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease using standard techniques and equipment; Perform related duties in laboratory to include storing and labeling specimens and using manual and automatic equipment to prepare specimens and perform analytical tests.

Duties:

  • Prepare sterile media in plates, jars or test tubes for use in growing bacterial cultures; incubate culture for specific times at prescribed temperatures.
  • Understand and comply with laboratory Quality Control and Quality Assurance policies and procedures for instrumentation and testing.
  • Prepare solutions, reagents and stains, following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
  • Maintain detailed records of tests performed and report laboratory test results to appropriate personnel; recognize Quality Control shifts and trends and take appropriate action whenever necessary.
  • Calibrate and perform routine maintenance on test equipment, clean and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments, maintain laboratory supply of chemicals and glassware; perform routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Collect blood specimens from patients using venipuncture, or heel or finger stick; carry out Point-of-Care Testing waived tests and urinalysis without microscope
  • Utilize various hospital and laboratory information systems and software.
  • Interact in a professional and courteous manner with doctors, nurses, and other personnel to provide technical guidance and address concerns.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Education and Experience:

  • AS, AD or BS Degree -OR- previous classification as non-certified medical technologist -OR- equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
  • Non-Certified Medical technologist (meeting CLIA requirements) will be considered.
  • Certification by a nationally recognized agency/board or eligible, or CLIA 1988 grandfathered.

 Skills:

  • Experience involving patient contact
  • Customer service in a medical setting
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology
  • Working knowledge of laboratory and hospital computer systems is helpful
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
  • Ability to demonstrate required dexterity, knowledge, and ability to complete assigned laboratory tasks and skills, attention to detail and compliance with all appropriate regulatory and safety requirements.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

 

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