Medical Technologist, Smilow Waterbury

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New Haven, CT
Apr 18, 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

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.
  • 1.2. Exceeds: Frequently makes recommendations on how to enhance procedures.)
  • 1.3. Performs assigned duties meeting departmental turnaround time standards 90% of the time as observed by supervisors.
  • 1.4. Exceeds: Without waiting to be asked, offers assistance to other staff when duties are complete.)
  • 1.5. Assigns priorities to laboratory requests appropriately following established priority standards for timeliness as observed by supervisors.
  • 1.6. 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.)
  • 1.7. Performs multiple tasks simultaneously or changes from one task to another without documented error as observed by supervisors.
  • 1.8. Exceeds: When short staffed, will efficiently perform multiple work stations.)
  • 1.9. Identifies and solves routine problems following established procedures 90% of the time as noted by supervisor.
  • 1.10. Exceeds: Is frequently able to independently resolve more complex problems which may not have established procedures.)
  • 1.11. Maintains proper records and logs of all actions as required by procedures as observed by supervisor.
  • 1.12. Exceeds: Offers reminders to others to ensure that departmental records are accurate and up to date.)
  • 1.13. Refers appropriate problems and keeps supervisors aware of all circumstances where lab results may require additional follow up by a supervisor or lab physician.
  • 1.14. Exceeds: While keeping supervisors informed, independently takes actions such as calling results, obtaining additional information, or recommending appropriate individual tests.)
  • 1.15. Is able to efficiently use both the Laboratory information system and the CCSS system to enter or retrieve lab data as required.
  • 1.16. Exceeds: Frequently assists others to perform less common functions on the systems.)
  • 1.17. 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.
  • 1.18. 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.
  • 2.2. Exceeds: When appropriate recommends changes to enhance QC procedures and policies.)
  • 2.3. Interprets and takes proper actions following established procedures to QC results outside of acceptable ranges as observed by supervisor.
  • 2.4. Exceeds: Identifies subtle problems in QC testing and brings to supervisor's attention even before QC results may actually be unacceptable.)
  • 2.5. Maintains accurate and legible records of all QC testing and corrective action taken as required by established procedures.
  • 2.6. Exceeds: Regularly assists or remind other staff to complete records completely.)
  • 2.7. Keeps supervisors informed of all corrective action taken and appropriately refers more complex problems to supervisors in a timely and responsible manner.
  • 2.8. 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.
  • 3.2. Exceeds: Regularly uses their understanding of testing principles to troubleshoot problems in testing due to reagent failure or interfering substances.)
  • 3.3. As requested, can explain clinical significance of laboratory tests they perform.
  • 3.4. Exceeds: Regularly uses their understanding of clinical significance to recommend additional testing or communicate significant findings to appropriate personnel.)
  • 3.5. As requested, instructs medical technology students, other medical technologists, or medical staff in the performance of laboratory tests as observed by supervisors.
  • 3.6. 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 areas 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.
  • 4.2. Exceeds: Frequently is able to accommodate unusual situations by coming in early of remaining late even when overtime is not involved.)
  • 4.3. Emotional maturity is exhibited on a consistent basis, is able to control anger in difficult situations and remains calm during stressful occasions.
  • 4.4. Exceeds: Actively resolves problems in a manner which avoids difficult situations from occurring.)
  • 4.5. 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.
  • 4.6. Exceeds: This standard cannot be exceeded.)
  • 4.7. Demonstrates a positive approach to learning new concepts, responsibilities and procedures. Readily adapts to changes in procedures and policies.
  • 4.8. Exceeds: Volunteers to assist with new procedures and equipment. Makes recommendations for changes in policies and/or procedures to allow for more efficient operations.)
  • 4.9. Participates in continuing education (CE) by participating in and documenting at least one CE program during the year.
  • 4.10. Exceeds: Consistently participates in CE programs both inside and outside the hospital even when programs present some inconvenience i.e. on employees own time, employee shares some expenses in attending.)

    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.

    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.
    Must have reliable transportation as the position requires traveling to multiple sites on a regular basis. Must be flexible with regards to hours worked to meet the coverage needs of the off-site laboratories.

    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.

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    Job Info

    Job: 7077

    Department: Smilow Lab Wbury Orange Derby
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: LABORATORY MED
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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