Medical Technologist
Category: Allied Health Professional
Facility: Genesis Healthcare System
Department: Laboratory - Microbiology
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Varied Shifts
Hours: 80 bi-weekly / 2nd shift with occasional 3rd shift coverage
Job Details:

JOB SUMMARY

Will perform, evaluate and submit results on blood and body fluid specimens received for laboratory analysis.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

1.       Maintains knowledge of laboratory tests and processes specimens maintaining specimen integrity according to individual test requirements.

2.       Scope of responsibility may include maintenance of equipment, ability to troubleshoot instrument performance, and display understanding of quality control requirements related to test analysis.

3.       Must demonstrate ability to keep accurate records, to include release and reporting of test information via the laboratory information system.

4.       May provide assistance in areas of phlebotomy, CPA, and telecommunications.

5.       Maintains knowledge and assists in complying with all regulatory agencies including CAP, HFAP, OSHA, and HIPPA.

6.       Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external customers.

7.       Maintains the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality at all times.

8.       Performs other functions as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

1.       Completion of an accredited MT program, MT (ASCP) or equivalent or registry eligible, or have education and experience equivalent to an MT(ASCP).

2.       Bachelor’s degree required.

3.       Entry level experience in clinical laboratory which may include a hospital based student clinical rotation.

4.       Excellent interpersonal, decision-making, and investigative skills.

5.       Demonstrated excellence with listening, verbal, and written communication skills.

6.       Ability to provide outstanding customer service and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

7.       Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure in a complex and changing work environment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

1.       Works in an environment that requires special blood and body fluid safety requirements.

2.       Employee has requirements to travel throughout the department and to other floors.  May be required to drive to other locations.

3.       Employee must be able to answer telephone calls, use wireless remote communication system, use personal computers and other business machines, all which require the ability to apply finger dexterity.

4.       Individual stands and walks for extended periods of times, bends, and reaches.

5.       Regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

6.       Vision abilities required include up close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and ability to distinguish colors.

7.       May be required to periodically rotate shifts and regular days off.  All system employees must be willing to work all shifts, extra hours, holidays, and emergency shifts as required.

 

This description reflects in general terms the type and level of work performed.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive, nor portray the specific duties of any one incumbent.




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