North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

Medical Lab Technician or Med Tech

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2017-2429
Category
Laboratory
Shift
Days
NARMC
Type
Full-Time 80

Overview

Conducts routine tests in clinical laboratories for use in treatment and diagnosis of disease and performs related duties; urinalysis, complete blood counts, prepares media, some microbiology, prepares formulas and processes; may perform venipuncture on patients of all ages

Responsible for Pre, Post, and Analytical Testing.  Can perform procedures without supervision in at least 3 departments.  Performs proficiency testing, QC, Preventive Maintenance.  Can interpret test results as to accuracy and acceptability.  May be requested to act as General Supervisor.  Required to do tasks deemed by the Laboratory Director to advance the Laboratory and NARMC toward their goals of good patient care.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates technical knowledge and competency.
  • Acceptable productivity level and ability to do more than one task simultaneously.
  • Workflow priorities
  • Responds to STAT requests immediately
  • Consistently completes work within an acceptable time frame
  • Able to recognize unusual test results, reporting them to the Lab Director or Pathologist for interpretation or referral.
  • Good knowledge of critical values and proper reporting to physician (or nurse) with documentation.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in situations not covered by written or verbal instructions or precedent.
  • Thorough understanding of QC and proper documentation.
  • Ability to conduct and establish QC procedures (tests, instruments, reagents, media).
  • Performs preventive maintenance and proper documentation.
  • Can do trouble shooting and or calibration.
  • Participation in Proficiency testing
  • Notifies area supervisor or Lab Director as soon as possible of equipment malfunctions.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Keeps abreast of all changes, reads, and understands procedures.
  • Skills for writing and implementing standard Lab procedures.
  • Obtains Lab Director’s approval on procedures or forms before use or change.
  • Skills for proper specimen collection including patient preparation.
  • Correct labeling, preservation, processing and storage of specimens.
  • Meditech, ordering, access, cancel, credit, misc. charges, bar code, and dawning functions.
  • Meditech material management building skills
  • Able to prepare reports for charting and chart properly (BB)
  • Uses slack work periods to engage in Lab related activities.
  • Training abilities with new employees and students.
  • Completes accuracy cross training forms and other administrative forms to Lab Director.
  • Follows procedures for receiving and logging reagents appropriately.
  • Reports their work-related deficiencies so in-house training can be planned.
  • Flexibility.  Works all shifts or departments as workload requires it.
  • Understands chain-of-authority and doesn’t circumvent it.
  • Follows NARMC polices and Lab directives.
  • Communicates conditions or practices of personnel that appear prejudicial to the welfare of patients or dangerous to the employee to the Lab Director immediately.
  • Submits statistical reports accurately and on time.
  • Help maintain inventory of supplies.  Notifies appropriate person of low supplies.
  • Provides in-servicing.
  • Reads procedure manuals within time frames.

Qualifications

Education:

 

Minimum of AA degree with 18 hours in science or MLT certified.

 

Experience:

 

Previous MLT experience preferred.

 

Degrees, Licensure and/or Certifications:

 

Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education

 

Certification by ASCP or AMT

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Typing and computer skills.

 

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

 

 

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