Medical Lab Technician ( ASCP or Equivalent)

The Memorial Hospital at Craig

Craig,CO  

2019-11-19 2019-12-19
rural lab allied.health hospital

At TMH, we pride ourselves in taking care of you like family. As a community hospital, many of you know our staff as not only healthcare experts but friends and neighbors as well. We are dedicated to helping you, personally, reach optimum health, and to increasing the health of our community as a whole. Together, we’re stronger.

Currently, we provide care from three facilities—our hospital, medical clinic and our rehab/physical therapy center. We’re also pleased to offer advanced orthopaedic care through our Northwest Colorado Orthopaedic & Total Joint Center.



  • Position Purpose:   The Medical Tech/Medical Laboratory Tech is responsible for providing service excellence through quality patient care, specimen analysis and meeting all regulatory compliance.

    Essential Functions and Basic Duties

    Position Specific Performance Expectations:

    o    Coordinate with Laboratory Manager in compliance and regulatory initiatives.

    o    Positive and supportive team member to hospital and TMHMC staff.

    o    Participates in interdepartmental process improvements and process evaluation.

    o    Attend monthly staff meetings.

    o    Acts as an internal consultant and educator to clinic & hospital staff in areas of expertise as needed.

    o    Demonstrates a professional and caring attitude to patients and coworkers.

    o    Strives to ensure continual compliance with Departmental and Hospital Policies and Procedures and State/Federal Regulations.

    o    Employee participates in mandatory in-services.

    o    Adheres to policies and procedures for infection control, HIPPA, safety and risk management.

    o    Maintain par level supplies and restock as needed.

    o    Write/amend/review updates policies and procedures to reflect practice and regulatory requirements.

    o    Adheres to all safety protocols.

    o    Proficient LIS operation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

    o    Troubleshooting of results and correlate with diagnosis.

    o    Coordinates and participates on proficiency testing.

    o    Critical values: identify, repeat, report to proper person and document.

    o    Proficient operation of all analyzers and laboratory equipment.

    o    Perform routine UA procedures and backup tests.

    o    Proficiently and accurately perform micro procedures.

    o    Perform routine/special hematology procedures.

    o    Perform routine/special blood bank procedures.

    o    Perform routine/special chemistry procedure.

    o    Perform routine/special serology and coagulation procedures.

    o    Proficient LIS operation.

    o    Troubleshooting of results and correlate with diagnosis.

    o    Maintain professional physician interaction.

    o    Critical values: identify, repeat, report to proper person and document.

    o    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Organization Wide Performance Expectations:

    o   Demonstrates commitment to performing according to the CHOICE values of MRH and representing the organization in a positive and professional manner.

    o   Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

    o   Upholds regulatory requirements to ensure continual compliance with departmental, hospital, state and federal regulations and policies.

    o   Follows all policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment for patients, public and staff.

    o   Completes annual education, training, in-service, and licensure/certification requirements; attends departmental and organizational staff meetings or reads meeting minutes.

    o   Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated timeframes.

    o   Establishes and maintains effective verbal and written communication and good working relationships with all patients, staff and vendors.

    o   Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time.

    o   Actively participates in departmental and facility performance improvement and continuous quality initiatives.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

    o    Must be at least 16 years of age (21 for driving positions)

    o    Must be able to legally work in the United States

    o    Must be able to pass a background check

    o    Must be able to pass a drug screen and breath alcohol test (if applicable)

    o    Must complete employee health meeting

    Education/Licensure/Certification:

    o    Must have an Associate's degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent. Refer to CLIA guidelines for testing personnel for explanation of equivalency. Standard; Testing Personnel Qualifications ‚§493.1489(b)(2)

    o    Current BLS certification (or must be obtained within 90 days of start of employment)

    Experience:

    o   Professional certification strongly preferred.

    o   Generalist experience preferred.

    o   Working knowledge of medical terminology.

    o   Effective communication both written and verbal.

    o   Excellent customer service skills.

    o   General knowledge of all Microsoft Office products.                                              

     

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