Medical Technologist

  • Darby, Pennsylvania

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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A Medical Technologist conducts diagnostic laboratory tests that are
important in detecting, analyzing and treating a wide variety of
diseases and medical conditions. A medical Technologist uses
microscopes, chemicals, precision tools, analyzers and computer
equipment to perform tests that give doctors and patients detailed
information about various conditions, including the progress and
prognosis of the patient. A Medical Technologist performs standard
laboratory procedures consistently providing high quality patient
care. A Medical Technologist is able to work independently in assigned
areas (Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, Microbiology).
Laboratory Information Systems
Skills related to the daily operation of information systems used in
laboratory services.
Has appropriate working knowledge of the Meditech lab system for
specimen.
Processing, ordering, resulting, inquiry functions and
troubleshooting.
Is knowledgeable of downtime procedure, both short and long term.
Utilizes computer system for job-related tasks only.
Is aware of centralized help desk notification process (i.e., email
/ 7777 ).
Laboratory Organizational Skills
Works to produce lab tests in an efficient organized manner.
Effectively prioritizes work.
Actively adheres to the department s STAT protocol.
Understands that ER specimens are prioritized as STAT.
Is skilled at assigning appropriate priority to samples received.
Knows that critical and STAT results must be called and attended to
immediately.
Understands the entire workflow process for assigned work area.
Skilled in multitasking without jeopardizing quality and timeliness
of work.
Focused on details related to workflow.
Maintains and meets established turnaround times by maintaining an
organized work process.
Technical Skills
Sufficient knowledge of QC, protocol and procedures and brings
exceptions immediately to manager.
Assists in problem solving, troubleshooting and maintenance and
documents corrective actions.
Presents problems in a timely manner to management.
Efficiently and accurately performs assigned analytical testing
using independent judgment as appropriate.
Shares and demonstrates technical skills with students,
technologists, and technicians.
Assists management in the evaluation of new instruments and
methodologies.
Participates in continuing education, competencies, and inservices.
Performs proficiency testing.
Prepares solutions and reagents used in conducting tests.
Monitors refrigerator, freezer and/or incubator temperatures
following up appropriately when temperatures are out of expected
range.
Appropriately and efficiently receives and processes all specimens
brought to the lab.
Assesses the acceptability of specimens and has knowledge of
rejection policy and handling of sub-optimal specimens.
Follows send out procedures when necessary.
Helps prepare for and participates in all applicable inspections.
Performs other duties as assigned/required by manager.
Understands the importance of turnaround-time expectations that must
be met.
Assists with inventory management to include unpacking and putting
supplies away.
Has knowledge of the Point of Care Management Program and
understands the involvement of the laboratory and its operation.
Recognizes the importance of accurate patient identification and
specimen labeling and adheres to the Laboratory Patient Identification
Policy and Specimen Re-labeling Policy.
Laboratory Communication
Shares information in a positive, accurate, and detailed manner.
Communicates effectively with co-workers, departments and customers.
Answers the telephone in a professional and prompt manner
identifying themselves and their department.
Responds in a timely manner to all requests, conveying clear concise
and accurate information.
Communicates problems and/or concerns to the attention of
appropriate supervisory personnel.
Laboratory Teamwork
The ability to work as part of the lab team in a positive manner.
Demonstrates willingness in assisting co-workers effectively and in
a positive manner.
Devotes appropriate time and effort towards the development of
student interns and inspires students to achieve their fullest
potential.
Exhibits flexibility as needed in daily work and activity.
Responds to change without complaint (such as assignments to
workstation), coverage for improved workflow, training and new policy)
Contributes to all areas of the lab and not jus scheduled
assignments.
Takes the initiative to assist coworkers to facilitate the timely
processing and completion of work.
Follows-up on unfinished tasks or difficult problems and
demonstrates ability to develop positive and resourceful solutions to
share with co-workers.
Accepts and perceives constructive criticism as a way to improve
future performance and produce positive results benefiting both
patient care and the lab.
Willingly flexes hours to accommodate current staffing/volume
trends.
Adjusts schedule to provide necessary coverage to meet department
needs.
We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment
of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,
national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
training.
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