Medical Technologist - Lab - (as needed) in Hickory, NC at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 7/3/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Frye Regional Medical Center

POSITION SUMMARY OF MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES
Performs duties as outlined in departmental procedure manuals.
Performs and evaluates a variety of technical procedures with precision and accuracy.
Utilizes accepted procedures and techniques for test and quality control with the aid of automated, semi-
automated and/or manual methodologies.
Must be able to assist Section Leader in meeting section’s operational and accreditation requirements.
CHEMISTRY/SPECIAL CHEMISTRY
Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures using the
following instrumentation/equipment/processes:
● Chemistry Clinical Analyzer
● Osmometer
● Fetal Fibronectin
● Reference Lab Process
● Centrifuges
HEMATOLOGY/URINALYSIS/COAGULATION
Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures the
following instrumentation/equipment/processes:
● Hematology instrumentation
● Manual Hematology
● Bone Marrow processing
● Sed Rate instrument
● Body Fluid and Semen Analysis testing
● Urinalysis instrumentation
● Manual Urinalysis testing
● Coagulation instrumentation
● Manual Coagulation testing
● Verify Now instrumentation
● Centrifuges
● Microscopes
MICROBIOLOGY
Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures the
following instrumentation/equipment/processes:
● Specimen planting and initial processing
● Microbiology instrumentation
● Incubators
● Proficient at staining, reading and reporting gram stains
● Biological Hoods
● Blood Culture instrumentation
● Microscope
● Able to perform stool studies, serology tests and other rapid procedures
● Able to read ands interpret microbiological growth on plated media
TRANSFUSION MEDICINE/SEROLOGY
Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures the
following instrumentation/equipment/processes:
● Star Information System
● HorizonLab Laboratory Information System – General Lab
● Mediware Blood Bank Information System
● Cell Washing Centrifuge
● Serofuge
● Microscope
● Frozen Component Thawing Equipment
● Serology Rotator
● Sterile Tubing Welder
● Perform Type and Screens
● Perform cross matches
● Perform antibody workups
2. Performs the operations of the department and adheres to policies and procedures to effectively produce
quality laboratory services.
● Uses processes and systems that are efficient and cost-effective while delivering quality services
● Remains current on regulatory, legal and corporate expectations and ensures compliance
● Utilizes policies and procedures to provide direction and effectively perform in the Laboratory
● Participates in and is responsible for department achieving accrediting reviews (JCAHO,
CAP, CLIA, etc)
● Monitors overall supply usage and inventory levels to achieve cost containment goals
● Monitors department maintenance and safety
● Ensures laboratory competency in performance and reporting of proficiency testing by maintaining
and reporting appropriate documentation of data as required by accrediting agencies and hospital
policy.
3. Enter/receive/review/organize orders and test results in Laboratory Information System using the following
Information Systems to perform job (minimal):
● Star Information System
● HorizonLab Laboratory Information System
● Email system
4. Assists in the training of all Laboratory staff and any Laboratory affiliated students to ensure that they are
trained to deliver quality services
● Maintains knowledge regarding the duties and responsibility of all positions in the lab, so able to offer
expert advice, guidance, training etc. to assist other staff members in performing their jobs and
assist directly, when necessary.
● Utilizes and teaches accepted procedures and techniques for processing, testing, quality
control and troubleshooting with the aid of automated, semi-automated and/or manual methodologies.
5. Monitors quality indicators and recommends improvements in department processes and procedures and
actively participates in monitoring and improving TQM/PI programs.
● Monitors periodic reports of quality indicators
● Participates in Quality Management improvement projects
6. Interacts with other members of laboratory and hospital teams to ensure services of the laboratory
are effective in meeting their goals, objectives and budget targets.
● Actively participates in meetings, committees and projects
● Meets annual expectations for attendance at Ethics, Forums, department meetings and other required
training/workshop sessions
● Takes initiative for self-development and responds professionally to feedback from supervisor to
enhance performance
7. Performs phlebotomy duties as required.
8. Achieves departmental goals as defined by job description
9. Attendance Policy
10. Adherence to all core measure initiatives, patient safety goals, and NQF Safe Practices.

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS,CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURES

 

Associate degree from a recognizedcommunity college or technical institute

Bachelor degree from a recognizedcollege or university

Certification (or registry eligible) bythe American Society of Clinical Pathologist (or equivalent agency) as a

             Medical Technologist.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

 

Has had at least one year exposure toclinical laboratory techniques comparable to those performed in thislaboratory.  Clinical internships oftwelve months duration meet this requirement. 



Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran