- Purpose of Job
- Accurately and efficiently perform, evaluate appropriateness, and report tests and analyses requested on patient specimens to provide diagnostic or therapeutic information to the caregiver.
- Job Requirements
- Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) science or successful completion of a military medical laboratory specialist (68k) course required.
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), or Medical Technology (MT) preferred.
- Bachelors of Science Degree with a Certificate from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited MLS/MT/CLS Program preferred.
- Certificate from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited MLT Program required.
- Board of Registry eligible for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) required.
- Board of Registry Certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), or Medical Technologist (MT) preferred.
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry certified preferred.
- Clinical internship as part of a NAACLS accredited program required.
- 1 year experience in a clinical laboratory preferred.
- Knowledge of medications and treatments used in patient care required.
- Skilled in critical thinking for determining alternative solutions or solving problems required.
- Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and customers required.
- Skilled in operating a computer, including a computer mouse and keyboard, required.
- Able to follow written and verbal instructions required.
- Able to work in a diverse environment required.
- Able to work as a team required.
- Able to keep patient information confidential required.
- Able to read, write, and comprehend various written reports and documents required.
- Physical Requirements
- Sitting in the same location or standing/walking; required to stoop, climb or lift light materials (10 to20 lbs.) or equipment.
- Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature, and noise.
- OSHA Category 1: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues, and other potentially infectious materials.
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Perform duties of a Technologist/Laboratory Scientist.
- Accurately perform, evaluate appropriateness, maintain documentation and report tests/analyses requested on patient specimens.
- Performs phlebotomy to obtain specimens by following standardized procedures.
- Prepares specimens to be processed in-house or sent out by labeling specimens accurately, separating specimens for processing, processing paperwork, and entering data into the computer.
- Utilizes time efficiently to complete assignments and assist coworkers.
- Quality control is completed and documented 100% of the time.
- Calibration is completed and documented 100% of the time.
- Routine maintenance is completed and documented 100% of the time.
- Achieves section/organization quality goals.
- Compliant per PPE guidelines 100% of the time.
- Identify problems and initiate immediate follow-up as necessary with the Technical Coordinator, Administrative Director, or Medical Director(s) to ensure accurate, timely laboratory services by using critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
- Accommodates patient and laboratory needs by professionally responding to requests for flexibility in duties, schedules, and staffing.
Document orientation, training, and education to ensure employee competence, provide excellent services, and meet accreditation requirements by effective verbal or written communication.
- Organizational and department competencies are completed 100% of the time.
- Evidence that new procedures and major procedure revisions are read and understood.
Assist in preparation for and participate in inspections, proficiency testing, Quality Assurance activities, properly maintain records, prepare and update section policies and procedures to fulfill the requirements of accrediting agencies (i.e. College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) by following the provided protocol.
- Proficiency testing is completed as assigned and submitted by the deadline.
- Assists technical coordinator or section leader with problem resolution and follow up reports for proficiency tests as requested.
- Assists with the completion of quality control and Quality Assurance activities.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System