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Work Hours: 40
The Laboratory Technologist analyzes blood and body fluids as a diagnostic aid to the physicians by producing accurate and precise test results. This position also has the responsibility of training students, and new employees. The technologist must be able to accurately enter test results into the LIS and communicate effectively throughout the hospital.
II. Position Relationships:
A. Responsible to: Section Supervisor
B. Workers Supervised: None
C. Interrelationships: Interacts with all Laboratory Personnel, Lab
Administrative Director, the Director of Pathology, staff pathologists, personnel in other hospital departments, physician’s office, patients, and physicians.
III. Responsibilities and Authorities:
A. Performs other duties as assigned by the department's management
B. As patient care and/or Hospital need dictates, both the assigned shift and
work station may be changed by the department.
C. Participates in and promotes the “I CARE” service philosophy of Integrity,
Customer Centered, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
D. Performs essential job functions with or without reasonable
E. Operates and maintains all equipment within the section.
F. Performs manual procedures within the Section.
G. Able to recognize normal, abnormal, and aberrant results and take
H. Recognize and reject inadequate samples.
I. Troubleshoots analyzer problems and initiates service call when
J. Results tests in a timely manner and resolves pending log.
K. Efficiently utilizes LIS and effectively follows downtime procedures.
L. Assures proper test results by adhering to the quality control program.
M. Performs CAP surveys.
N. Performs departmental competencies and maintains a standard of 80% or
O. Must be knowledgeable of all pertinent Hospital and Laboratory policies.
P. Trains and evaluates students.
Q. Displays professional behavior regarding speech, activity, and dress.
R. Works cooperatively to insure that work area is maintained in a
professional and orderly manner
Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution or MT (HEW) certification.
MT (ASCP), MT (AMT), MLT (ASCP), MLT (AMT) or equivalent. Must meet CLIA education requirements for testing personnel performing high complexity testing.
B. Job Knowledge:
Must have a thorough understanding of Clinical Laboratory Procedures.
VI. Unusual Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
A. Requires ability to lift and move boxes of supplies weighing up to 30 pounds.
B. Job requires extended periods of standing, walking, and use of stairway.
C. Job involves exposure to bio-hazardous materials, chemicals, and potential infectious diseases.