Medical Laboratory Technician
Collects, processes, stores, transports, prepares for analysis and performs analytical procedures on blood, body fluids and tissue specimens. Performs other duties as assigned in a timely manner. Supervision given to the Specimen Processor, Office Manager, Phlebotomy Registrar.
- Must demonstrate competency in service to different patient populations such as; Neonatal, Pediatrics, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatrics.
- Performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individual’s education, training or experience and technical abilities.
- Follow the Laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
- Move and maneuver throughout the Lab without assistance.
- May be mandated to stay over should the situation arise.
- Adhere to the Laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrumental and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
- Follow the Laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedure whenever test systems are not within laboratory's established acceptable level of performance.
- Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance on reporting of test results and either must correct the problem or immediately notify the technical consultant, clinical consultant, or director.
- Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
- Perform a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgement and using both manual and automated methods in assigned departments such as Hematology, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, and other disciplines as introduced into the laboratory environment.
- Perform first-line troubleshooting procedures as well as complicated and less frequently performed procedures.
- Maintain quality control and assist in checking work accuracy before it is reported out and be able to recognize differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics.
- Perform maintenance-daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed instruments and equipment as appropriate.
- Perform calibration of equipment as required.
- Demonstrate an ongoing awareness of the critical nature and essential high standards of quality required in the laboratory.
- Must maintain a clean and professional appearance.
- Must follow the Hospitals Personal Appearance policy.
Education and Experience:
- Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)
- Successful completion of a registry or certification exam given by a Nationally recognized certifying agency preferred.
- Minimum two years in a clinical laboratory required.
- New graduates will be considered.
- Set appropriate examples in the achievement of the above-mentioned standards.
- Work in a variety of situations.
- May work alone or in various groups on any shift on any day of the week under direct supervision of the Laboratory Director of Operations.
- Effectively operate laboratory equipment, unassisted.
- Knowledgeable in medical technology.
- Possess a great work ethic.
- Must be able to handle stress of working efficiently with frequent interruptions.
- Must be able to multi-task.
- May be required to perform venipuncture or capillary puncture on various age groups
- May be responsible for the operation of the laboratory during their shift as Tech in Charge.
- Possess strong communication skills.
- Sitting, standing and walking 3-6 hours per day
- Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds
- Close eye work (small figures) and Minimal color discrimination.
- Daily exposure to Bloodborne pathogens, biohazardous materials and body fluids