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.
Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager, performs a wide range of routine clinical laboratory analyses in all major sections of the Microbiology Laboratory. Recognizes routine problems, identifies causes, synthesizes alternatives, and applies solutions. Confirms and verifies results through an in depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instrumentation. Correlates and interprets data based on knowledge of technical, instrumental, and physiological conditions affecting test results. Participates in the laboratory Quality Control and Quality Assurance programs.
- 1. Technical Competency - Demonstrates technical competency by performing a variety of routine clinical laboratory analyses to ensure that microbes present in clinical and environmental specimens can be grown and accurately identified.
- 1.1 After initial orientation is proficient in the interpretation of bacterial and mycology cultures, the interpretation of testing results and identification of bacteria, yeast, and mold isolates. Competency is evaluated through direct observation, internal and external proficiency samples, and clinical error report with two (2) or less analytical errors reported.
- 2. Communication/Documentation/Computer Skills - Provides for the accurate reporting of laboratory results to ensure continuity of patient care by demonstrating computer, communication, and documentation skills.
- 2.1 Reports and saves significant organisms required by the State Health Department, Epidemiology, and CDC. Independently pursues unusual culture results that warrant further physician information or consultation.
- 3. Independence/Initiative - Demonstrates self reliance in one's thinking and action. Demonstrates independence by one's ability to evaluate culture integrity, problem solving, or trouble shooting instrumentation.
- 3.1 Recognizes problems and situations that are inconsistent with good patient care. If able, resolves them on ones own. Provides follow up to supervisor or designee on all problem situations in Microbiology so that a quick and appropriate action can occur.
- 4. Professionalism - Demonstrates professionalism at all times both in attitude and approach to work activities. Attempts to work well with all members of the hospital staff and our customer base. Demonstrates a commitment to personal career growth in the fields of Medical Technology and Microbiology.
- 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to personal career growth and competency by completing at least 12 Continuing Education Units per year. This can be in any number of formats including but not limited to laboratory presentations, webinars related to laboratory medicine and extra-curricular education opportunities that have been approved by management.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent with MT (ASCP) certification or equivalent.
One (1) or two (2) years experience in an accredited Clinical Laboratory.
MT (ASCP) certification or equivalent.
Working knowledge of equipment, instrumentation, and materials used in the Clinical Laboratory.
Must be able to tolerate PPE required to work in a BSL2 or BSL3 laboratory.
Microbiology specific experience preferred. Working knowledge of Microbiology instrumentation and laboratory information systems. Commitment to ensure the safety of our patients through the use of clear communication, effective handoffs, attention to detail, 200% accountability, and practicing a questioning attitude.