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Coordinates and participates in a variety of complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. All other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Coordinate and participate in the performance and interpretation of complex technical duties in support of medical laboratory testing; record determinations and results for review by laboratory management and physician/caregiver staff.
- Participate in specimen collection when required according to test requested, either directly by venipuncture or skin puncture; maintain responsibility for patient identification, specimen labeling and collection verification, or instructing patients or other healthcare providers in collection and preservation techniques for urine, sputum, stool, scrapings, autologous/directed donations, or other specimens for analysis.
- Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies. Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
- Comply with all laboratory policies and OSHA regulations related to safety, cleanliness and infection control.
- Set up, evaluate and operate current and new equipment, instruments and apparatus required for specific laboratory tests and assume adequate responsibility to maintain operations including preventive maintenance.
- Coordinate the preparation and quality assurance of culture media, chemicals, reagents, stains and solutions as appropriate.
- Evaluate collected laboratory data and prepare reports assessing accuracy, completeness, timeliness, progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
- Participate in the development of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques.
- Provide technical guidance and instruction to students, interns, residents, staff and other employees; arrange teaching or rotation schedules for students and new employees.
- Assist in the development and implementation of clinical evaluations.
- Act as a resource person/role model, as per guidelines determined by laboratory management. Participate in various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, training, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.
- Monitor Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Safety and Inspection Control practices to assure compliance with internal and external regulations.
- Maintain sufficient inventory of material supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
- Monitor workflow, assessment of staffing levels and reassignment as needed. Follow up to ensure work is completed.
- Oversee competency testing for the staff, complete annual continual education and MPG's updates.
- Utilize various laboratory and hospital information systems and software.
- Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, clarify orders and communicate status.
- Interact courteously with doctors, nurses, staff and other healthcare providers when answering questions or providing other information about a patient's results.
- Help coordinate participation for lab inspections and work with inspectors.
- Provide advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, interpretation/consultation, verification of specimen quality and test results.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people.
Compassion - The responsibility to put a patient's or person's interests first, including the duty not to harm, deliver proper care, and maintain confidentiality.
Compliance - Employee has satisfactory completed employers required compliance training. Employee is able to demonstrate an understanding of employers Code of Conduct.
Dependability - Meets commitments, deliverables, deadlines, work independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
Energy - Consistently maintaining a high activity or productivity level; sustaining long work hours.
Humility/ Respect - Being courteously respectful of others. Awareness of oneself in relation to others, having a clear perspective and respect for one's place in context and of others. Integrity - Maintaining and promoting social, ethical, and organizational norms is conducting internal and external business activities.
Judgement/ Problem Solving - Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.
Patient Service Orientation - Proactively developing patient/customer relations by making efforts to listen and understand the customer and their needs (both internal and external); anticipating and providing solutions to customer needs; giving high priority to patient/customer satisfaction. Ensures appropriate follow up and is their advocate in determining solutions. The employee uses a variety of communication techniques to effectively express thoughts and ideas and to understand or influence.
Quality Orientation/ Attention to detail - Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
Results Driven& Execution - Accountable for meeting or exceeding individual and/or department goals and objectives. Committed to producing results that will achieve company objectives. Sets priorities and organizes time to meet or exceed goals, follows up, and takes personal responsibility for results whether they are positive or negative.
Team work/ Collaboration - Working effectively with team/work group or those outside formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers) to accomplish organizational goals; taking actions that respect the needs and contributions of others; contributing to and accepting the consensus; subordinating own objectives to the objectives of the organization or team. Listens to others and values opinions.
Technological /Professional knowledge - Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills/knowledge in job-related areas; keeping abreast of current developments and trends in area of expertise.
Work Standards - Setting high goals or standards of performance for self, direct reports, others, and the organization; being dissatisfied with average performance; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed by others.
Communication - Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations (including nonverbal communication); adjusting language or terminology to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Good listening skills.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Required: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or a related field.
Ability to demonstrate required dexterity, knowledge, and ability to complete assigned laboratory tasks and skills, attention to detail and compliance with all appropriate regulatory and safety requirements. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Athena/LIS Database software; Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.
Other skills and responsibilities
Decision Making- Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
Authority- Does not direct the activities of staff or a function.
Confidentiality Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality. Comply with all HIPAA regulations.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Clinical Laboratory Technician Florida License required.
Certification as a Medical Technologist by a nationally recognized board/agency required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to be standing, walking, grasping, carrying and speaking; Occasional sitting, reaching, bending and stooping; Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds, with assistance if needed; Frequent use of computer, keyboard, copy and fax machine and phone.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fast-paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations; frequent exposure to bodily fluids; possible exposure to infectious specimens, communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a laboratory and medical office environment. Employees have to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves or a mask. Employees will have frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate depending on the business activities of the office.0