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Medical Technologist

Company: Beacon Health System
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

$5,000 Sign-On BonusReports to the Lab Technical Supervisor. Independently performs qualitative and quantitative clinical laboratory tests in assigned section(s), following established policies and procedures. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge, deductive skills and judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them.MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALSMISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.Independently performs qualitative and quantitative laboratory tests in assigned sections(s) following established policies and procedures by:Performing tests and calculations, documenting and reporting results following prescribed instructions and predetermined criteria.Notifying physicians of critical lab values immediately.Adhering to established quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) policies and procedures including documenting all QA/QC activities and implementing corrective action and performing proficiency testing.Evaluating QA/QC data and proficiency testing reports, recognizing problems and discussing resolution with supervisor. May perform QC reviews and follow-up steps as assigned.Recognizing abnormal or unusual pre-analytical and post-analytical problems, uses established corrective action procedures and judgment to take appropriate follow-up actions, documents all corrective actions and notifies supervisor as appropriate.Independently operating, calibrating and conducting performance checks and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment following written criteria.Maintaining procedures, records and logs following established procedures as directed.Preparing specimens and supplies for transport or shipping and following applicable shipping regulations.Maintaining appropriate levels of supplies and reagents and placing orders as needed.Maintaining cleanliness of laboratory, cleaning spills with special attention to body fluid precautions and contaminated waste disposal per OSHA guidelines.Receiving and collecting specimens for laboratory testing including drawing blood, collecting urine and handling of other bodily materials and fluids from patients as needed.Accessioning and processing specimens for laboratory testing as needed.Identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results, correcting problem or immediately notifying supervisor.Providing instruction to new associates and students in the performance of routine procedures following established criteria as directed.Providing technical information about laboratory tests and results to physicians and other authorized individuals.Performing responsibilities of testing personnel for high and moderate complexity testing as defined in CFR.493.1495 and CFR.493.1425 respectively.As assigned, when qualified as defined in CFR 493.1411, fulfills duties and responsibilities of a Technical Consultant for a moderately complex lab as defined in CFR.493.1413 and/or when qualified as defined in CFR 493.1461duties of a General Supervisor for highly complex lab as defined in CFR.493.1463.Performs other functions to maintain personal competence and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department by:Participating on committees as requested.Completing other job-related assignments and special projects as assigned.ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESAssociate complies with the following organizational requirements:Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.Complies with established organization and department policies.Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:Leverage innovation everywhere.Cultivate human talent.Embrace performance improvement.Build greatness through accountability.Use information to improve and advance.Communicate clearly and continuously. Education and ExperienceThe knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in a chemical, physical or biological science and completion of a CAHEA-accredited Medical Technology program or as defined under CFR 493.1489 for high complexity testing personnel. Certification as a technologist by an appropriate accrediting agency i.e., ASCP, HEW/HHS or equivalent is required within one year of graduation or hire. One year related medical laboratory experience preferred. Candidate must qualify as testing personnel for high and moderate complexity testing as defined in CFR 493.1489 and CFR 493.1423 respectively. Qualify as a CLIA General Supervisor for high complexity testing as defined under CFR 493.1461, qualify as a Technical Supervisor for high complexity testing as defined under CFR 493.1449, qualify as a CLIA Technical Consultant for moderately complexity testing as defined under CFR.493.1411 when assigned the duties as listed.Knowledge & SkillsRequires an in-depth knowledge of medical laboratory procedures and testing systems in order to perform laboratory tests, interpret test results, perform quality control checks and maintain instrumentation and skill in performing a full range of clinical laboratory tests.Requires ability to be effective in a fast paced, quality focused, multi-priority environment that frequently deals with stressful situations and deadlines.Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) necessary to maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, other associates, and the public.Demonstrates proficient computer skills and knowledge of laboratory information systems and applications.Working ConditionsPossible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous substances, chemicals and other conditions common to a hospital laboratory.Physical DemandsRequires the physical ability and stamina (i.e., to stand for long periods of time, walk short distances, and lift up to 35 pounds) to perform the essential functions of the position. Also requires visual acuity, normal color perception, and full range of body motion, including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

Keywords: Beacon Health System, Elkhart , Medical Technologist, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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