Laboratory Technologist

Westerly, RI
Dec 19, 2018


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Responsible for the analysis of laboratory specimens both routine and specilized and the subsequent result reporting according to laboratory protocol and procedures.Assumes supervisory responsiblities when assigned
Supervises No supervisory responsibilities Approx. number of direct reports
Approx. number of indirect reports
Age of Patient Populations Served (check all that apply)
Neonates 1 ? 30 days Infants 30 days ? 1yr. Children 1 ? 12 yrs.
Adolescents 13 ? 18 yrs. Adults 19 ? 70 yrs. Geriatrics 70+ No patient contact

  • 1. Technical Duties
  • 1.1 Evaluates specimens for acceptability and accurately performs all testing using current methologies, instruments and manual method if applicable.
  • 1.2 Performs and documents maintenance/calibrations according to the department''s protocol
  • 1.3 Handles, reconstitutes, uses and stores all reagents in the appropriate manner
  • 1.4 Organizes workload for maximum efficiency and completes work assignments on time
  • 2. Quality
  • 2.1 Investigates and documents problems with unacceptable specimens
  • 2.2 Reports results for STATS, critical values and other categories of special request in the manner defined by hospital and laboratory policy
  • 2.3 Accuratey performs and evaluates QC results before releasing patient test results
  • 2.4 Appropriately notifies a supervisor of discrepant QC results
  • 3. Problem Solving
  • 3.1 Follows established guidelines for troubleshooting instrument, reagent or specimen problems
  • 3.2 Documents problem and steps taken in troubleshooting process
  • 3.3 Follows appropriate downtime procedures
  • 3.4 Immediately notifies supervisor or designee when unable to resolve a problem
  • 4. Regulation Compliance
  • 4.1 Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety
  • 4.2 Complies with established safety policies for chemical handling, storage and disposal
  • 4.3 Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed
  • 4.4 Ensure a safe work environment by complying with established procedures
  • 5. Phlebotomy
  • 5.1 Accurately performs phlebotomy ( venipuncture, finger stick, heelstick) when requested or when required by work load demand
  • 5.2 Performs phlebotomy following age appropriate standards
  • 5.3 Appropriate knowledge of proper tube, urine and specimen collection procedures
  • 5.4 Properly stores all specimens
  • 6. People
  • 6.1 Participates in staff meetings, helps promote effective working relationships
  • 6.2 Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command
  • 6.3 Interacts professionally with all members of the hospital staff
  • 6.4 Willingness to help co-worker and/or other lab sections if needed
  • 7. Customer Service
  • 7.1 Uses Patient/Family center values/Conducts all work activities with respect of the rights and wishes of patients, visitors and patients families
  • 7.2 Uses appropriate phone etiquette, answers the phone within three rings if possible
  • 7.3 Tries to resolve customer requests at the initial phone call before transfering to another section
  • 7.4 Calls and faxes all reports in a timely manner.

    Other information:


    Bachelor?s Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent required.


    Previous experience preferred


    American Society of Clinical Pathologists certification (MT-ASCP) preferred



    Excellent written and verbal skills required. Ability to sit or stand for prolong periods of time. Ability to interact professionally with patients, visitors, physicians and hospital staff. Ability to work well under pressure and timelines.



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    Job Info

    Job: 154

    Department: Lab Admin
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: LABORATORY MED
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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