Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
CASA GRANDE MAIN - CASA GRANDE, AZ
Per Diem
As needed between 7:30am - 7:00pm
ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

Under the supervision of the Lab Manager, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance.

The Medical Technologist also maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform routine and special laboratory tests within a designated area
  • Recognize test inconsistencies and take appropriate corrective action. Provide assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seek help from the Lab Supervisor
  • Call critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to established criteria
  • Maintain the abnormal results log according to protocol
  • Prepare test reports legibly. Initial and date own work performed. Review reports for clerical accuracy and clinical indications
  • Perform quality-control tests within a designated area
  • Run quality control tests according to procedure and maintains appropriate data recording
  • Analyze quality-control data and take appropriate corrective action when results are outside acceptable limits. Provide assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seek help from the Lab Supervisor as required. Documents actions taken
  • Hold patient results until out-of-control situations are resolved. Report unresolved situations to the Lab Supervisor
  • Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Observe and follow department preventive maintenance schedules
  • Document all instrument checks, preventive maintenance, routines, problems, and corrective actions taken
  • Recognize, analyze, and take corrective action to resolve instrument/clinical problems. Provide assistance to laboratory co-workers in the resolution of similar problems. Seek help from the Lab Supervisor as required
  • Report unresolved instrument/clinical problems to the Lab Supervisor
  • Provide in-service training to other laboratory personnel and students within a designated area
  • Provide instruction in laboratory bench procedures, instrument/clinical troubleshooting techniques, and clinical application of test results
  • Assure assimilation of procedures and evaluate troubleshooting techniques. Document it by initialing department checklist
  • Assist the Lab Supervisor in establishing educational programs that will meet the needs of employees or students
  • Conduct in-service classes for other laboratory personnel under the guidance of the Lab Supervisor
  • Perform clerical functions associated with the designated laboratory area
  • Maintain tally records of work performed for workload and statistical reporting purposes. May be assigned responsibility for monthly collation of tallies
  • Help maintain files pertinent to the laboratory area
  • Contribute to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs
  • Perform specimen collection and processing duties as needed or assigned and according to policies established in the Phlebotomy area
  • Attend regular department staff meetings and in-service training
  • Attend and participate in the preparation and/or presentation of the laboratory continuing education programs
  • Observe laboratory and Clinic policies, procedures, and safety practices
  • Keep work area neat and clean, and re-stock daily supplies
  • Assume the role of Lab Supervisor in the routine daily activities of the section as assigned
  • Maintain equilibrium in stressful situations
  • Follow all OSHA and Universal Precautions guidelines

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in in-service/education regarding Quality Improvement
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned or requested
  • May be assigned responsibilities for coordinating educational activities
  • Assist the Lab Supervisor in inventory control and requisition of supplies
  • Assists the Lab Supervisor in quality-assurance activities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to organize and coordinate diverse activities
  • Familiarity with state and federal regulations where applicable
REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or related Science field
  • Successful completion of a Medical Technology program that is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), or equivalent training, education, and experience
  • MT (ASCP) certification or equivalent nationally recognized Medical Technology certification

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Education

[x] High School Diploma or GED

[x] Technical Certification: Medical Technologist

MT (ASCP) or equivalent

License/Certification

[ ] License: ___________________________________

or

[ ] years experience in [x] addition to cert/degree;

[ ] in lieu of cert/degree

Specific Degree

[x] Degree: Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or related Science field

Skills:

[x] Bilingual (English-Spanish) Preferred

[x] Computer literate

[ ] Typing

[ ] Filing procedures

[ ] Money handling

[ ] Calculator, office machines, etc.

Physical demands

[x] Balancing [x] Carrying [ ] Climbing

[ ] Crawling [x] Crouching [x] Feeling

[x] Fingering [x] Grasping [x] Kneeling

[x] Lifting 50 lbs. [x] Pulling [x] Hearing (communicate)

[x] Talking (communicate) [ ] Sitting [x] Standing (mobility)

[x] Walking (mobility) [x] Vision: far [x] Vision: near

[x] Vision: color [x] Vision: depth [x] Vision: (w/assistance)

Exposures

[x] Airborne particles [x] Muscular strain

[x] Chemicals [x] Caustics

[x] Electrical current [x] Fumes

[x] Noise [x] Odors

[x] Sharps [x] Body fluids

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to perform the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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