Medical Technician, full time

Greenwich, CT
Aug 8, 2019

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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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:00pm

Summary:
Maintaining current knowledge and skills to performance analyses of blood providing the physician with information for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Self-directed and able to work independently in the absence of a manager. To obtain blood samples from patients by venipuncture or skin puncture observing proper phlebotomy technique and patient identification policies. Operation and troubleshooting of analyzers instrumental in daily laboratory operations. Reporting and communicating results to physicians and/or medical staff including documentation of critical values as per policy. Demonstrates service excellence in all patient care activities. Promotes teamwork and quality patient care in all interactions with co -workers, physician offices and other departments. Maintain a minimum of 12 CE per year.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Technical Skills - Demonstrates technical competency by performing a wide variety of techniques related to chemistry and hematology testing.
  • 1.1. Assesses the specimen according to established procedural criteria, documents specimen problems, rejects inappropriate samples and requests new specimen(s) when appropriate.
  • 1.2. Operation and troubleshooting of the analyzers used in daily laboratory operations
  • 1.3. Maintain a minimum of 12 CE per year
  • 2. Instrumentation Skills - Demonstrates sufficient knowledge and skills to independently operate chemistry and hematology instrumentation and point-of-care devices.
  • 2.1. Performs instrument maintenance according to schedule including documentation, within established time limits.
  • 3. General laboratory skills and knowledge - Performs tasks that assist with overall operations of the laboratory according to laboratory policies and in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • 3.1. Takes responsibility for all reagents and supplies associated with assigned tests to ensure adequate materials are available for testing.
  • 3.2. Awareness of factors that influence test results and the skill required to assess and verify the validity of those results.
  • 4. Professional Skills - Demonstrates a professional attitude and approach to all areas of work, attempts to work well with others and demonstrates a commitment to personal career growth and competency.
  • 4.1. Employee is ready to work at the start of the assigned shift and adheres to hospital policy by returning from breaks/lunches within established times.
  • 4.2. Provides physician with information for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • 4.3. Reporting and communicating results to physicians, medical staff and offices including documentation of critical values as per policy
  • 5. Phlebotomy skills - Maintain the knowledge and skills to perform phlebotomy
  • 5.1. Promotes an environment of service excellence in work area and demonstrate compassion with patients.
  • 5.2. Promotes teamwork and quality patient care in all interactions with co -workers, physicians' offices and other departments.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    4 Year Bachelor Degree in biology, microbiology, chemistry or environmental sciences. Phlebotomy skills required. BS or equivalent preferred. Ability to work in a laboratory setting operating lab analyzers

    EXPERIENCE:

    Preferred a minimum of two years working in the clinical laboratory environment. Phlebotomy skills required.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Phlebotomy skills to include children and oncology patients
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Enhance departmental goals by focusing on quality while maintaining knowledge and implementing new technology in a cost efficient manner.
    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    Lifting of medium weight objects. Intense concentration with instruments or procedures and often working under stressful conditions.

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    Job Info

    Job: 5700

    Department: Laboratory
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: LABORATORY MED
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 37.500

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