Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Lab Technician - LABORATORY - Full Time in LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas
Medical Lab Technician - LABORATORY - Full Time
Under general supervision and direction, perform clinical laboratory procedures. Performs high, moderate and waived complexity testing procedures as define in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988. Supports the assessment of health by diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards in the community.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned)
Specimen Collection/Processing/Testing: Follows laboratory procedures for specimen collection, handling, processing, test analysis, reporting and maintenance of records of patient test results as authorized by the supervisor. Monitors test systems for proper performance and accuracy regarding reporting of test results and reports problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting results – 40% of the time
Quality Control: Performs quality control procedures, instrument function checks and any necessary calibration and maintenance procedures. Follows established laboratory safety guidelines. With minimal assistance, completes procedures within established time frames. Correlates complete sample data prior to reporting results and documents irregularities. Monitors quality control results to assure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained – 20% of time
Documentation: Maintains records to ensure proper documentation of activities and results. Documents all corrective actions taken when tests systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications – 10% of time
Quality Assurance: Performs quality assurance on laboratory testing. Quality Assurance areas include turn around time verification, sample evaluation, and others as defined in the Quality Assurance Policy – 10% of time
Information systems: Enter data accurately and in accordance with laboratory policies. Retrieves results and information. Maintains patient confidentiality – 5% of time
Equipment Maintenance: Operates various complex instrumentation. Performs preventative maintenance protocols. With minimal assistance, investigates and corrects equipment malfunction. Records appropriate documentation – 5% of time
Education: Participates in continuing education opportunities. Demonstrates technical procedures to laboratory personnel as requested by supervisor – 5% of time
Materials Management: Performs inventory, ordering, receiving and stocking of designated supplies as directed by section supervisor – 5% of time
For all new employees as of October 10, 2012,.
Required: Associate Degree in Medical Technology, chemistry, biology, physical science or related field.
- Graduated from an accredited Medical Laboratory Technology program or at least one year of experience in a clinical, analytical or environmental laboratory. 2) Registered (or registry eligible
- ) with a nationally accredited certifying agency (e.g. American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Medical Technology, etc.). *NOTE: Registry eligible employees are expected to complete and pass all requirements for certification within one year of employment. Failing to obtain a national certification within 1 year will result in the termination of employment with CHI St. Vincent Health System. Physician Requirements: Must be able to lift and carry twenty-five (25) pounds. Must be able to stand or sit up to four (4) hours at a time. Position requires the ability to stoop to perform technical operations on instrumentation.Skills:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of microbiology, biology, hematology, immunohematology, urinalysis and chemistry.
Knowledge of a clinical laboratory as it applies to the collection and processing of samples. Testing of samples, interpretation of results, and the communication of those results to appropriate personnel.
Knowledge of laboratory chemical and biological safety
Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment
CLIA Category: Testing Personnel, General Supervisor (Requires the Associate Degree and 5 years of laboratory experience).
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Frequent contact with patients, families of patient, hospital personnel, physicians and coworkers.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Frequent contact with hospital personnel, physicians and coworkers.
Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health
Primary Location ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK-ST VINCENT INFIRMARY
Daily Schedule FULL TIME
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0164319
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.