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We are searching for a Laboratory Technician - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll perform technical laboratory procedures, analyze data, and report results to be used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease resulting in the provision of quality patient care and to assure and improve laboratory customer satisfaction.
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Prepares specimens for referred testing; maintains documentation
Acts as section lead to organize and prioritize the workload so that patient specimens are processed prior to scheduled specimen pickup by or delivery to reference laboratories and results are entered and released in an expedited manner
Validates specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size; processes specimens according to handling protocols defined in section manuals
Maintains, prepares, labels preservatives appropriately and performs and documents required checks to ensure uninterrupted patient testing; monitors expiration dates
Performs and documents process improvement procedures
Generates and evaluates the scheduled overdue logs according to the written guidelines in the procedure manuals
Documents any tests/laboratories exceeding expected turnaround time and the corrective action taken
Performs audits, validation and maintenance and minor troubleshooting
Validates billing statements from reference laboratories against patient testing to assure results have been received for requested testing
Troubleshoots equipment problems and make minor repairs when applicable, by consulting the equipment manuals and manager
Participates in continuing education
Demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of the procedures and equipment; maintains skills and demonstrates competency via performance, documentation, and observation by supervisory staff
Performs other essential job-related functions
Assures compliance with College of American Pathologists (CAP) standards for referred testing
Acts as team leader in absence of the manager
Demonstrates commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and customer service skills
Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members
Demonstrates the ability to problem solve, identifies appropriate resources, adapt to ongoing change, and handle conflict management with a professional and supportive attitude
Two (2) years of laboratory experience (A Bachelor’s Degree can substitute for one year of the experience requirement.)
Associate’s Degree with MLT certification OR Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification or Medical Laboratory Specialist (MLS) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) preferred
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