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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital
Presque Isle

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The Laboratory Technologist will perform various lab procedures related to the collection and testing of patient specimens, and will perform procedures related to equipment maintenance. Job functions are generally performed within the laboratory and on patient care units. Other duties related to department functions are performed as assigned. This position requires performance of OSHA Category-I tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1. Collect and/or receive specimens from patients.

2. Prepare specimens for analysis.

3. Analyze specimens and report results; enter orders and results into the computer.

4. Perform and troubleshoot quality control procedures.

5. Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshoot problems as appropriate.

6. Assist with instruction of students and new employees.

7. Develop and implement new procedures as assigned.

8. Investigate procedural problems to determine cause, and resolve problems as qualified.

9. Assist physicians with interpretation of test results as qualified.

10. Perform tasks and responsibilities related to department functions as assigned (including but not limited to: department and hospital committees; safety program; continuing education; staffing schedule; information systems; regulatory compliance; point-of-care program; liaison with other department(s); quality/performance improvement program; policy & procedure manual maintenance; timecard & payroll records; cross-coverage of other department positions).

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned

EDUCATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Baccalaureate degree in a laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or equivalent, as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,

Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or equivalent, as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,

High school diploma and previously qualified as a technologist under 42 CFR 493.1433 published March 14, 1990, and certified by HHS (HEW) as a Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT).

AVAILABILITYREQUIREMENTS:

1. Normally 8-hour shifts, which may be day, evenings, or night. Shift assignment may be on a rotational or fixed basis, and may included weekends and holidays. Periodic overtime may be required.

2. Periodic callback may be required on both standard and non-standard shifts to meet patient needs.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Related experience preferred but not required

2. Experience with computers preferred but not required

3. Must complete a structured training program, with experience, at TAMC or elsewhere

4. Must undergo orientation/training period

5. Basic Life Support (BLS) within six months of hire. Updated as required by

certification.

Employment Type

Regular Part-time

Schedule

Variable

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