Laboratory Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician (PRN)

  • Uvalde Memorial Hospital
  • Uvalde, TX
  • Aug 25, 2021
Full Time Laboratory Technician Technologist

Job Description

Responsible for the processing of laboratory specimens and reporting of results in all areas of the clinical laboratory.  Maintains laboratory records. Follows laboratory policies and procedures; maintains quality control practices in the Laboratory.  Reports to Laboratory Director. Non-Exempt position.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Function in all areas of the clinical laboratory: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology. Responsible for performing high-complexity testing. Performs quality control procedures and instrument checks. Notifies patient care unit and/or physician of critical lab values. Manages and operates laboratory equipment safely and correctly. Responsible for keeping track of pending log throughout shift and before leaving for the day. Always verifies that the proper specimen is being analyzed for proper patient and for the indicated test procedure. Maintains and uses various equipment in clinical laboratory Responsible for improving turnaround time for performance improvement. Loads specific reagents to analyzers and preparing them for examination per policy and procedure. Identifies chemical composition and concentrations and to observe the process of change (delta check). Process and review order log/resulting/scanning/faxing tests sent to Labcorp. Responsible for performing and documenting on maintenance log. Studies morphology of red cells, which may be related to a disease process. Records date/time/initials of reagent open date. Uses and maintains all clinical laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: blood cell analyzer, staining unit, diluters, and coagulation instruments. Performs procedures to count and identify blood cells and specialized hematologic procedures. Responsible for blood typing and screening of patient cells. Verifies blood group of donor or patient following appropriate policy and procedure. Responsible for inspecting stored blood for signs of contamination, discards expired/contaminated blood products. Maintains inventory of blood bank (units, reagents, etc.) Identifies unexpected antibodies, if applicable. Responsible for inoculating, cultivating, classifying, and identifying microorganisms found in body fluids, exudates, skin scrapings, and surgical specimens. Prepares and interprets gram stains, fungus, and parasitology. Responsible for observing material derived from cultures and identifying types of bacterial colonies found, if applicable. Responsible for documenting and relaying all DSHS reportables. Assist phlebotomy staff with venipunctures on an as needed basis: Identifies the patient using two patient identifiers by comparing patient information on the requisition to the patient’s identification band before venipuncture is performed.   ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS Complies with UMH Standards of Behavior. Maintains strict compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and protects patient confidentiality at all times. Supports the UMH Mission, Vision, and Values, and is a representative of the organization at all times. Actively supports and participates in hospital-wide and departmental goals and objectives. Maintains a positive working relationship with others in the organization. Promotes a team-oriented environment and interacts professionally with other employees. Participates in continuing education, promoting both personal and professional development. Completes documentation thoroughly and timely, and documentation meets current standards and policies. Treats patients, visitors, and employees with courtesy, dignity, and respect. Promotes safety in the organization, and is proactive in reducing/preventing hazards to patients, visitors, and employees. Observes all infection control practices at all times. Demonstrates flexibility and ability to function appropriately and professionally in stressful situations. Requirements Minimum Education Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology-Generalist or Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician-Generalist required. Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Technician, or Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification Required (ASCP, NCA, AMT) Current BLS for healthcare provider certification required. Knowledge of Meditech lab, blood bank, and microbiology modules preferred. Required Skills Must possess superior ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service. Must possess high degree of organization and be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Advanced computer knowledge required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook. Ability to use standard office equipment (copier, fax, etc.). FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS Functional Job Requirements: Job requirements include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching. Requires good finger dexterity, repetitive motions with hands and fingers.  Requires ability to have good vision and hearing. Pushing and pulling equipment may be necessary. Lifting Requirements Job requires medium lifting on an occasional basis. Reasonable Accommodations Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the job duties. Summary Join Uvalde Memorial Hospital as we open our brand new, state-of-the-art 153,000 square-foot hospital in Fall, 2021!   UMH is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital, recognized both nationally and internationally for both patient quality and employee engagement successes.  Received award for placing in the top quartile in Modern Healthcare’s National “Top 100 Best Places to Work.” Received National recognition from Press Ganey for sustained top decile performance in employee engagement, resulting in over 15 awards from Press Ganey over the last 10 years. 20 years of accreditation by The Joint Commission. International acclamation from Studer Group with both their Fire Starter Award for patient and employee performance, as well as Discharge Processes in Patient Care CMS 4-Star rated hospital in Patient Quality of Care for two years. Top-of-the-line equipment providing the service region with access to medical care that rivals what is found in a big city Highly trained staff who have advanced certifications and take pride in advancing their education in the latest healthcare practices.   Situated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred- year-old-trees growing in the middle of the roads. Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to outdoor adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and hunting for dove, deer, and turkey in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yields world-class shopping and dining. After a day of urban adventure, return home to rural Texas where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible.   Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner, and the charismatic Matthew McConaughey. Rich in history, but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, you’ll find small town hospitality at its finest.   Benefits for Full Time Employees Include: Paid Time Off and Extended Sick Leave Retirement Plans including matching 403(b) and 457(b) plans Health Insurance Dental Insurance Employer Paid Life Insurance Short Term Disability Wellness Program

Employment Type (feed only)

Full Time