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Presque Isle, ME 04769
GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: * The Laboratory Technologist will
perform various lab procedures related to the collection and testing of
patient specimens, and will perform procedures related to equipment
maintenance. Job functions are generally performed within the
laboratory and on patient care units. Other duties related to department
functions are performed asassigned. This position requires performance
of OSHA Category-I tasks.
1. Collect and/or receive specimens from patients.
2. Prepare specimens for analysis.
3. Analyze specimens and report results; enter orders and results
into the computer.
4. Perform and troubleshoot quality control procedures.
5. Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshoot problems as
6. Assist with instruction of students and new employees.
7. Develop and implement new procedures as assigned.
8. Investigate procedural problems to determine cause, and resolve
problems as qualified.
9. Assist physicians with interpretation oftest results as
10. Perform tasks and responsibilities related to department functions
as assigned (including but not limited to: department and hospital
committees; safety program; continuing education; staffing schedule;
information systems; regulatory compliance; point-of-care
program;liaison with other department(s); quality/performance
improvement program;policy & procedure manual maintenance; timecard &
payroll records;cross-coverage of other department positions).
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned
EDUCATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: *
Baccalaureate degree in a laboratory science or medical technology from
an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of Registry of the
American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) orthe National
Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or
equivalent, as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Clinical Laboratory
Scientist(CLS) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully
obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,
Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory
technology from an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of
Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)or the
National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or
equivalent, as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Clinical
Laboratory Technician (CLT) or be eligible to take the registry exam and
successfully obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,
High school diploma and previously qualified as a technologist under 42
CFR 493.1433 published March 14, 1990, and certifiedby HHS (HEW) as a
Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT).
BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must
maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical
De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire
prior to release from orientation
AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: *
1. Normally 8-hour shifts, which may be day, evenings, or night.
Shift assignment may be on a rotational or fixed basis, and may included
weekends and holidays. Periodic overtime may be required.
2. Periodic callback may be required on both standard and
non-standard shifts to meet patient needs.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Related experience preferred but not required
2. Experience with computers preferred but not required
3. Must complete a structured training program,with experience, at
A.R. Gould Hospital or elsewhere
4. Must undergo orientation/training period
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
1. Sitting. 1-3 hours/day.
2. Standing. 4-7 hours/day.
3. Walking. 4-7 hours/day
4. Lifting. 25-50lbs with good body mechanics.
5. Twisting. Moderate, 130-480 or greater twists/day.
6. Bending. 130-480 bends hours/day.
7. Squatting/Kneeling. 0-1 hours/day.
8. Endurance. Light energy requirements.
9. Wrist Position. Moderate deviation.
10. Pinching. Frequent, 500 pinches per day.
11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. 500/day or more.
12. Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required.
13. Either Handedness. 70%- 100% of job cycle time.
14. Both Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time.
15. Sight. Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision.
And requires both red/green and blue/violet color discrimination.
16. Hearing. Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).
17. Speech. Frequent clear speaking ability required.
18. Exposure to Infection. High.
1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 – 80?F.
2. Noise. Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.
3. Working with Others. Close association is frequent and compromises
a major portion of the job.
4. Confined Spaces or Cramped Body Positions.Work in cramped
positions/confined spaces (2-10 hours per week).
5. Body Injuries. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury -
deep cuts, fractures or permanent disabling injuries. Moderate
likelihood of needlestick injury.
6. Moving Objects. Slight likelihood of significant injury from
7. Toxic Conditions. Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic
8. Working with Others. Great, association is frequent and comprises
a major portion of the job.
9. Role Ambiguity. Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect
of the worker.
1. Problem-Solving Skills. Frequent problem-solving skills required.
2. Judgment/Assessment.Continuously assesses situations and determines
corrective actions needed.
3. Supervision.Supervises zero individuals and must perform functions
involved with supervi?sionof employees in the particular department.
4. Reading/Comprehension.Must be able to read and comprehend greater
than Grade 10 level of instructions.
5. Math/Arithmetic.Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide,
perform fractions, andc alculate percentages.
1. Composure Under Working Conditions(including demanding, and/or
rude, resi?dents/staff/visitors). Must remain calm and exercise
self-control inworking relation?ships with patients, staff, and
Coping Skills for Stresses Associated with Illness, Disability, Dying and/or Death.
Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or
dying on a regular basis; may be present at the deathbed and have to
care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to copewith
stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.
2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.
3. Present a neat appearance and professional image
4. Good judgment, discretion, tact, courtesy,and etiquette
5. Professional, ethical, mature, and caring manner and attitude
6. Good communication skills, and ability to work with people
7. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information