Clinical Lab Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician
The Clinical Lab Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician provides accurate and timely testing and results to requesting physicians for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Clinical Lab Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician should consistently utilize excellent customer service skills to both internal and external customers at all times. A deep understanding of testing principles, Quality Control, and team work are essential. A positive and professional interpersonal style with a strong commitment to the team effort is mandatory.
Duties listed below.
Performs clinical testing consistently according to established standard operating procedures as described in procedure manuals, quality control specifications and workflow guidelines.
Responsible for the completion of any special projects, process improvements or new method introduction at the request of the Lead Tech/Supervisor/Lab Manager.
Ensures that all workflow processes are completed within acceptable time frames. Monitors TAT report to ensure timely reporting of the results.
Responsible for the maintenance and organization of all documentation generated by the laboratory or by instrumentation such as QC, calibrations, etc.
Advocate and example of team concept.
Understands and observes all confidentiality and HIPAA provisions
Recognizes and conveys to management any departmental improvements necessary
Responsible for all equipment in assigned areas of work
Performs processing, result entry, and quality control for all chemistry specimens.
Assist other technologists with all problems, initiate resolution of errors, document discrepancies, perform troubleshooting on all instruments trained on and resolve all errors and other problems; initiate service calls when appropriate.
Independently perform diagnostic testing with accuracy, precision, and efficiency following established SOPs. Report diagnostic data in compliance with policies, SOPs, and turn-around-time schedules with fewer than 2 LIS correction per month.
Demonstrate the ability to assess and interpret test data reflective to the patient’s diagnosis, clinical status, age, gender, etc.
Constantly reviewing current procedures and coordinate changes, with supervisor approval, in order to implement procedures that will facilitate more accurate and timely reporting of patient results.
Ability to perform laboratory mathematics.
High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted activities.
Ability to look beyond daily functions to implement higher standards through evaluation and education.
Energetically train new employees completing a training checklist.
Assumes other duties as assigned by management
Quality Control/Quality Assurance
Understand QC concepts, identify problems, and implements corrective action.
QC run each day must be within the established tolerance limits. Understand how and when a run is failed and what corrective action must take place for patient results to be released.
Perform all bench, kit, and assay QC. Make sure when QC or kit reagents change that the QA/QC coordinator is notified and the change is documented on the QC sheet (or get a new one if the SOP calls for it).
Recognize and resolve all QC discrepancies and assist other technologists, if needed, with resolution of QC discrepancies when necessary.
Perform, monitor, and maintain daily QC, QA, all appropriate maintenance log sheets, discrepancy logs, and maintenance records.
Daily checking of Quality Control from other areas where trained.
Document the following: temperature dependent equipment on Temperature QC log sheets, document equipment maintenance log sheets, discrepancy logs, calibration logs, and general work performance logs.
• Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Perform and document all routine and periodic maintenance according to instrument
guidelines and established SOP’s.
Monitor/evaluate temperature dependent equipment. Document any problems on a QC deviation form and ensure that someone is notified to rectify the issue.
Be able to recognize instrument malfunction and independently troubleshoot instrument, assay, and/or analytical problems to prevent delays in patient testing and initiate service calls when necessary.
Communicate all problems, instrument malfunctions, etc. to area supervisor or Lead Technologist, and/or other co-workers if necessary.
Is cooperative in the performance of job duties and tasks.
Adjusts work assignments to meet the needs of the section/laboratory, when instruments are down, reduced staffing, or areas are slow.
Performs “as needed’ maintenance and helps coworkers with job assignments as time allows.
Inventory, Compliance, and Safety
Possess an understanding of and participates in annual training to include: laboratory QA/QI,
safety plans/policies, HIPAA requirements, blood borne pathogens. Demonstrates the ability to find and implement safety plan/procedure when necessary.
2. Comply with appropriate PPE and safety devices at all times when handling specimens.
3. Ensure that other technologists comply with all safety requirements for proper handling of
Monitor usage of reagents and supplies in order to maintain inventory without having excessive waste on appropriate days to ensure the timely placement of orders.
Stocks bench with prepared reagents, supplies, routine housekeeping, and glassware washing daily.
Ensure that all hazardous waste is disposed of properly.
Ensure that all reagents are labeled correctly, including received date, opened date, expiration date, and MSDS labeling for all secondary containers.
Decontaminate bench area and ensure that other techs comply with SOP.
Assume other duties as assigned by supervisor or any other member of management.
Follow all CDR Labs policies and procedures.
Communication , Leadership & Teamwork
Communicate effectively maintaining constructive and open communication with all internal and external customers in order to resolve problems.
Communicate effectively and politely when training new personnel.
Communicate constantly with the lead techs, supervisor or manager keeping them updated on lab issues.
Accept delegated tasks in a responsible and mature manner.
Provide a calming and helpful environment at all times.
Ensure that you are always productive, open and helpful in all areas of the lab. Ensure you are open for other bench techs to approach you with problems or concerns.
Must be a positive role model for co-workers to follow.
Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude when changes occur. This is a very important function in the lab.
Superior interpersonal communication: tactful, mature, flexible and professional.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; resourceful and organized.
With supervisor/Lead Tech help, perform validations for accuracy, precision and economy. Suggests possibilities for improvements where a need for improvement or change is perceived.
With the supervisor/Lead Tech, coordinates testing schedule to appropriately utilize personnel resources and optimize turn around times.
Able to multi-task and prioritize in all aspects of the job.
Energetically trains all new employees thoroughly using procedures, policies, and principles pertinent to the area of technical specialty, offering guidance and assistance in a constructive, positive, and professional way.
With the supervisor/Lead Tech approval, maintains and fills our training checklists utilized for documenting training, participates in competency testing design and performance, and documents proficiency.
With Manager, or supervisor approval, assists sales team with educational materials as requested.
Assist Lab Manager/Supervisor/Lead Tech, if needed, with interviews of potential employees in order to evaluate applicants’ technical skills.
Ability to handle technical, personnel, and client service related issues in the absence of supervisor with a professional and helpful attitude.
Time and Attendance
Does not exceed more than 3 unplanned absences in any 3-month period.
Follows CDR Labs policy by phoning your supervisor 1 hour prior to the beginning of the scheduled shift for unplanned absences.
Consistently follows pay practice guidelines for Time and Attendance.
Notifies Supervisor or Lab Manager for approval of overtime prior to utilization.
Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a science-related field from an accredited university. Preferable MT/MLT certified with ASCP qualifications or equivalent.
If Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is held in another science related field, a minimum of 1-3 years of clinical
experience is required.
Florida State License required.
Typical Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Prolonged sitting and/or standing. Ability to lift at least 45 lbs.
Typical Mental Demands
Must be able to communicate and provide verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to meet deadlines timely, have excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to adapt to change.
The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary duties are performed in a laboratory setting working with chemicals, handling hazardous materials.
Position Performance Elements:
Planning and Organization
Clinical Lab Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician