Medical Technologist A/Medical Lab Scientist

New Haven, CT
Oct 4, 2018

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Summary:
Performs a variety of technical duties to ensure that the department operates in an efficient and accurate manner.
Responsibilities:
  • 1. Performs laboratory testing in a responsible efficient and accurate manner to ensure the reporting of proper results in a timely fashion.
  • 1.1 Follows established department procedures when performing testing 95% of the time as observed by supervisors. When appropriate applies age specific criteria in performance of duties.
    Exceeds: Frequently makes recommendations on how to enhance procedures.
  • 1.2 Performs assigned duties meeting departmental turnaround time standards 90% of the time as observed by supervisors.
    Exceeds: Without waiting to be asked, offers assistance to other staff when duties are complete.
  • 1.3 Assigns priorities to laboratory requests appropriately following established priority standards for timeliness as observed by supervisors.
    Exceeds: Using understanding and knowledge of clinical laboratory science, recognizes and reacts appropriately even to subtle clinical results which may alter the normal priority of a specimen.
  • 1.4 Performs multiple tasks simultaneously or changes from one task to another without documented error as observed by supervisors.
    Exceeds: When short staffed, will efficiently perform multiple work stations.
  • 1.5 Identifies and solves routine problems following established procedures 90% of the time as noted by supervisor.
    Exceeds: Is frequently able to independently resolve more complex problems which may not have established procedures.
  • 1.6 Maintains proper records and logs of all actions as required by procedures as observed by supervisor.
    Exceeds: Offers reminders to others to ensure that departmental records are accurate and up to date.
  • 1.7 Refers appropriate problems and keeps supervisors aware of all circumstances where lab results may require additional follow up by a supervisor or lab physician.
    Exceeds: While keeping supervisors informed, independently takes actions such as calling results, obtaining additional information, or recommending appropriate individual tests.
  • 1.8 Is able to efficiently use both the Laboratory Information System and the Hospital Information System to enter or retrieve lab data as required.
  • 1.9 Leaves work areas clean and well stocked at end of shift. Keeps supervisor informed of any shortages of supplies or reagents in ample time for ordering.
    Exceeds: Consistently volunteers to make reagents and assist with inventory control when time permits.
  • 2. Performs quality control testing and maintains accurate and legible records so that test accuracy is assured and that all required records are accurate and up to date.
  • 2.1 Performs and documents required quality control testing following established procedures as observed by supervisor.
    Exceeds: When appropriate recommends changes to enhance QC procedures and policies.
  • 2.2 Interprets and takes proper actions following established procedures to QC results outside of acceptable ranges as observed by supervisor.
    Exceeds: Identifies subtle problems in QC testing and brings to supervisor''s attention even before QC results may actually be unacceptable.
  • 2.3 Maintains accurate and legible records of all QC testing and corrective action taken as required by established procedures.
  • 2.4 Keeps supervisors informed of all corrective action taken and appropriately refers more complex problems to supervisors in a timely and responsible manner.
    Exceeds: Recommends to supervisor appropriate additional actions to take when established procedures are unable to resolve a problem.
  • 3. Possesses an understanding of the technical and medical basis of testing to ensure the proper communication and performance of lab tests.
  • 3.1 As requested, can explain the basic principles of laboratory tests they perform as observed by supervisors.
    Exceeds: Regularly uses their understanding of testing principles to troubleshoot problems in testing due to reagent failure or interfering substances.
  • 3.2 As requested, can explain clinical significance of laboratory tests they perform.
    Exceeds: Regularly uses their understanding of clinical significance to recommend additional testing or communicate significant findings to appropriate personnel.
  • 3.3 As requested, instructs medical technology students, other medical technologists, or medical staff in the performance of laboratory tests as observed by supervisors.
    Exceeds: Takes an active interest in teaching. Assists supervisors in planning teaching sessions and provides regular feedback on student abilities.
  • 4. Demonstrates a professional attitude and approach to all area of work, attempts to work well with others, and demonstrates a commitment to personal career growth in Medical Technology.
  • 4.1 Employee is ready to work at the start of assigned shifts.
    Exceeds: Frequently is able to accommodate unusual situations by coming in early of remaining late even when overtime is not involved.
  • 4.2 Emotional maturity is exhibited on a consistent basis, is able to control anger in difficult situations and remains calm during stressful occasions.
    Exceeds: Actively resolves problems in a manner which avoids difficult situations from occurring.
  • 4.3 Demonstrates an ability to work with co-workers and understands and tolerates differences in individuals; shows an ability to work as a member of the team.
    Exceeds: This standard cannot be exceeded
  • 4.4 Demonstrates a positive approach to learning new concepts, responsibilities and procedures. Readily adapts to changes in procedures and policies.
    Exceeds: Volunteers to assist with new procedures and equipment. Makes recommendations for changes in policies and/or procedures to allow for more efficient operations.
  • 4.5 Participates in continuing education (CE) by participating in and documenting at least twelve Continuing Education Units during the year.
    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent with MT (ASCP) certification or equivalent or eligibility.

    EXPERIENCE:
    One (1) to two (2) years'' experience in an accredited Clinical Laboratory preferred.

    SPECIAL SKILLS:
    Working knowledge of equipment, instrumentation, and materials used in a Clinical Laboratory.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:
    Performs a variety of routine tests and procedures, prepares and standardizes reagents, and performs routine quality control.
    COMPLEXITY:
    Prepare reports of such tests in a timely fashion and report the findings to the proper individuals. Performs duties in accordance with established Clinical Laboratory standards.
    Individuals within this role having 6 years'' experience with (Bachelor''s Degree), 4 years'' experience with (Master''s Degree), 2 years'' experience with (PhD), may be requested to provide New York State General Supervisor coverage.
    PHYSICAL DEMAND:

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    ASCP CERTIFIED OR ELIGIBLE FOR CERTIFICATION WITH THE EXPECTATION TO BE CERTIFIED. MUST BE ABLE TO MULTITASK AND HAVE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS.

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    Job Info

    Job: 1245

    Department: Lab Hematology
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: LABORATORY MED
    Status: Part Time With Benefits
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 32.00