Medical Technologist PD

Summary:
Performs clinical tests for the detection and diagnosis of disease. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patients. Refers unusual situations to Sr. Medical Technologist or Manager for clarification and/or guidance in handling.

 

Responsibilities:
Demonstrates understanding of Hospital�s Mission Vision and Values.

Demonstrates understanding of job description performance expectations and competency assessment plan.

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service Standards.

Complies with department and hospital policies and procedures:

Reviews policies and procedures

Reviews Employee Handbook.

Completes mandatory safety management education.

- Hospital-wide

- Department-specific

- Job-specific.

Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities

Informs appropriate health care provider of unusual test results on discovery.

Notifies physician or other health care provider of unusual delays in testing capability.

Operates mechanical and/or semi-automated equipment when required participates in QC procedures and equipment maintenance.

Assists in maintaining laboratory readiness may include cleaning preparing work area and instruments and stocking supplies.

Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment glassware instruments workbenches etc.

Assists in the instruction of new employees in basic scientific theory and technical skills.

Assists in the development of test protocols.



SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS

PHLEBOTOMY:

Receives patient specimens and correlates information with the patient specimen and patient history file for proper patient identification.

Verifies sample information and acceptability upon receipt.

Utilizes effective sterile technique when processing to avoid contamination.

Performs blood collection on:

- Neonates

- Children

- Adults

Disposes of venipuncture materials in a manner that provides a safe environment for patients visitors and employees.

Correctly labels all collected specimens.

LIS COMPUTER SKILLS:

Demonstrates ability to enter/edit patient requisitions.

Demonstrates ability to enter/edit patient test orders.

Demonstrates capabilities to enter/edit patient test results on manual or non-interfaced procedures.

Documents edited report changes appropriately.

Operates current I.S. system.

HEMATOLOGY - PERFORMS THE FOLLOWING:

Blood counts. � operates analyzer appropriately.

Cell morphology.

Cell differentiation.

Sedimentation rates.

Reticulocyte counts.

Clotting studies.



URINALYSIS

Perform routine and microscopic examination.



BLOOD BANK/IMMUNOLOGY - PERFORMS THE FOLLOWING

Assists in the preparation of fresh frozen plasma platelets cryoprecipitate and dispenses for transfusion

Blood group and Rh type.

Antibody screen.

Identifies antibodies if present.

Determines Rh immune globulin eligibility - pre and post partum.

Infant cord blood tests.

Verifies blood type of blood units received from RIBC.



MICROBIOLOGY - PERFORMS THE FOLLOWING:

Gram stains/special stains - attain proficiency.

Inoculates patient culture specimens on appropriate media.

Identifies bacteria microscopically on slide.

Perform rapid E.I.A. antigen tests accurately.

Operate automated blood culture instrument.

Operates STAT PCR tests.



CHEMISTRY - PERFORMS THE FOLLOWING:

Coagulation studies � attain proficiency.

Routine chemistry analysis of blood and body fluids on the current analyzers � attain proficiency.

Quality control procedures as required within 2 SD.

Demonstrates proficiency in minor instrument repair.

Calibrates instruments as required to ensure proper operation of equipment.



SAFETY

Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing i.e. gowns goggles/face-shield gloves and pipetting devices.

Practices aseptic technique and infection control procedures.

Stores flammables as appropriate.

Adheres to reagent and chemical cautionary label instructions or refers to SDS sheets.

Maintains a clean and safe environment through appropriate work area decontamination and specimen disposal.



PROFICIENCY TESTING

Performs external proficiency testing when requested and obtains satisfactory results.

Adheres to Administrative Proficiency Testing Policy # 340 .

 

Other information:
Qualifications:

Completion of Bachelor�s Degree in medical technology chemistry biology or related area or equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA standards.



National certification (or eligible) by ASCP or equivalent.



The ability to operate equipment and instruments to perform all procedures and tests within one or more laboratory sections and to interpret them for accuracy.



Obtain blood specimens from patients of all ages.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 4

 

Union: Non-Union