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Float Medical Technologist

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
  • Purpose of Job
    • Floats to clinics as needed to perform and document laboratory tests.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited program with American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) registry or registry eligible required.
        • OR
      • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) Certificate required.
        • OR
      • Military training (14-24 month program) required.
        • OR
      • Associate's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited program required.

    • Experience
      • 1 to 2 year of previous Medical Technology and/or lab experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Medical Technologist (MT.ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT.ASCP) preferred.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • 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
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position (0%):
        • Crawling
        • Sitting
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Balancing
        • Crouching
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Carrying
        • Grasping
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Distinguish colors
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/visual

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1%-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Performs and documents quality control activities to control activities to ensure accuracy of test results by following guidelines set by instrument manufacturers and CLIA.
        • Controls are run daily 100% of the time. Controls are documented daily 98% of the time.

      • Performs phlebotomy to obtain specimens by following standardized procedures.
        • No more than 4 patient complaints in a 12 month period.
        • 98% of specimens are in proper container with less tan 95% of problems of specimen integrity.

      • 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.
        • 98% of specimens are labeled accurately.
        • No more than 5 errors in processing specimens and paperwork.

      • Analyzes specimens to obtain information for diagnosis by performing necessary tests according to standardized procedures.
        • Analyzes specimens to obtain information for diagnosis by performing necessary tests according to standardized procedures.

      • Maintains proper documentation of laboratory activities to ensure quality testing integrity by confirming test results, interpreting data based on knowledge of techniques and following guidelines for quality assurance.
        • Documents lab activity properly 95%.
        • Follows written quality assurance guidelines 95% of time.
        • Interprets data correctly 97% of time.

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria”.
        • Performs proficiency testing as designated 99% of time.

      • Floats to other clinics and/or departments in the same clinic and must adapt to various department policies and procedures when floating from one department to another.

      • Performs proficiency tests to meet CLIA regulations by running unknown test samples on a quarterly basis.
        • Performs proficiency testing as designated 99% of time.

    • 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, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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