Medical Laboratory Technician/Technologist
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Brunswick, ME 04011
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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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
External Company Name: Mid Coast-Parkview Health
External Company URL: www.midcoastparkviewhealth.com/careers/
Street: 123 Medical Center Dr.