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Medical Laboratory Technician/Technologist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC146898632
Company Name
Mid Coast-Parkview Health
Physical Address

Brunswick, ME 04011
Job Description

Provides technical and clerical support in all major areas of the laboratory while ensuring efficient operations and promoting positive staff and customer relations. Must possess a level of technical competence that allows for the proper resolution of a variety of problems related to patient samples, quality control data or instrumentation.

Technical:

+ After an appropriate orientation period, is able to function with minimal or no supervision in the following areas of the laboratory:

+ Is familiar with the contents of procedure manuals in all the areas they may be assigned to work in.

Blood Bank:

+ Performs basic pre-transfusion testing, problem solving, component preparation and issue.

+ Adheres to all AABB standards

+ Be aware of supply of blood and blood products supplies and orders more as necessary.

Hematology:

+ Operate and maintain the automated cell counting instrument.

+ Prepare and process all patient samples for routine and special hematology procedures.

+ Process all samples for miscellaneous cell counts (i.e., pleural, synovial, CSF).

+ Perform coagulation studies on patient samples.

+ Operate and maintain coagulation analyzer.

Chemistry:

+ Prepare and process all patient specimens for a variety of assays, including routine chemistry and therapeutic drug monitoring.

+ Operate and maintain all equipment (automated and semi-automated) in use in the Chemistry Lab.

+ Must be able to recognize bizarre patient values and take all appropriate corrective action steps before reporting results.

Quality Control:

+ Understand and operate within the guidelines of the Laboratory’s Quality Control Program.

+ Properly evaluate and record Q.C. data in a timely manner.

+ Take all appropriate steps when QC is not in range; maintain appropriate documentation of all steps taken in the Corrective Action Log

+ Working with the appropriate Lead Tech, logically resolve Q.C. problems.

Results Reporting:

+ Properly interpret normal and abnormal lab results and process all data in an appropriate and timely fashion, using the LIS system.

+ Understand and properly complete all required paper work in a timely fashion: patient logs, quality control records, preventative maintenance records, charge reports and any other specific reports in a particular area.

Instrumentation:

+ Understand and properly operate the hospital-wide computerized order entry system.

+ Perform basic trouble shooting on equipment, attempting to resolve instrument problems through contact with the manufacturer’s technical support services; document all steps taken in the Corrective Action Log.

+ Maintain appropriate preventative maintenance records.

+ Defer to the Lead Tech when a problem cannot be resolved and all appropriate preliminary steps have been taken.

Phlebotomy:

+ Is prepared to function in this area to meet both inpatient and outpatient needs.

+ Exhibit professional and pleasant behavior at all times.

+ Use discretion and tact in all interactions with patients.

+ Acquire and demonstrate good phlebotomy skills.

+ Follow Standard Precautions when appropriate.

+ Associates degree in Medical Technology with MLT (ASCP) or equivalent Certification.

+ Eligible for promotion to MT II with 6 years of progressively responsible relevant experience (minimum of 1 year at Mid Coast Health Services with a minimum of “Meets Standards” performance appraisal). Exceptions to this promotion policy must be approved by Laboratory Manager and Human Resource Manager.

Job ID: 2019-3311

Shift: varies

External Company Name: Mid Coast-Parkview Health

External Company URL: www.midcoastparkviewhealth.com/careers/

Street: 123 Medical Center Dr.


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