Medical Technologist/MLT

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Mount Carmel Hospital
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February 9, 2021
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Medical Technologist/MLT

Location Canal Winchester, Ohio, 43110-9563 Category Clinical Support Job Id 00228632
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Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Night Shift

Description:

In accordance with the mission of Diley Ridge Medical Center, performs routine and STAT laboratory analysis on blood and body fluids, while ensuring accuracy, timeliness and efficiency; has knowledge of report results, reviews, & reports results with proper follow up; maintains all applicable equipment; completes all documentation and record keeping requirements; assists Patient Care staff with Phlebotomy. Performs testing utilizing both Laboratory analyzers and Point of Care Devices. This position is expected to provide coverage with other lab locations within the Mount Carmel Health System as needed.
 Functioning in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation, responsible and accountable for the delivery of care and services to patients served within the Medical Center campus, this may include acceptance of duties, responsibilities and / or special projects not specified within this Job Description.Education: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related field preferred.

 Licensure / Certification: American Society of Clinical Pathologists, or equivalent certification

preferred.

 Experience: Minimum of one year experience which includes all areas of the laboratory preferred.

 Effective communication skills and decision making skills.

 Ability to work under stress and respond to change.

 Ability to perform professional responsibilities with minimal supervision and/or independently.

 Possess a high degree of motivation, organizational ability, and the ability to respond to a

changing environment.

 Flexibility in schedule, with ability to cover different shifts, weekends, and holidays.

 Possess a high degree of professionalism and is able to establish & maintain a good relationship

with patients, co-workers & physicians.

Job Relationships

Reports to:

Laboratory Supervisor

Supervises:

 N / A

Job Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities:

Service Excellence:

 Exhibits the Service Excellence Behavior Standards, role modeling excellence for all to see.

For example: demonstrates friendliness and courtesy, effective communication creates a professional environment and provides first class service.

Clinical Practice:

 Performs all clinical testing, accurately, timely & efficiently (laboratory & point of care).

 Reviews and validates test results and follows up with appropriate action.

 Records & reports test results.

 Maintains instrumentation by performing calibrations, maintenance, QC & trouble shooting.

 Operates all laboratory equipment.

 Performs non-technical tasks and indirect patient care activities as required by the situation.

(i.e.) Assisting with transport, outpatient/inpatient specimen collection, delivery of blood & blood

products.

 Responds appropriately to emergency situations, such as code blue and emergency operations

plan etc.

Communication:

 Communicates pertinent clinical information to appropriate members of the patient care team.

 Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with facility personnel, medical staff, patients &

the community.

 Answers phones promptly and deals with all calls courteously and efficiently.

Collaboration:

 Confers with Registered Nurses and Physicians relative to testing availability, specimen collection and patient preparation.

Education:

 Provides patient & family education relative to phlebotomy & expectations related to process.

Safe Practice:

 Maintains regulatory compliance.

 Performs routine scheduled and specialized maintenance of laboratory equipment.

 Manages an efficient workstation, keeps area clean and stocked with supplies.

 Follows established guidelines for Risk Management and Organizational Integrity programs and

applicable regulatory requirements.

 Follows testing guidelines, as outlined in policy & procedure manual.

 Practices in accordance with Infection Control guidelines and within the guidelines for an

environmental exposure, as outlined in the MSDS.

 Practices positive patient identification.

Documentation:

 Completes all internal & external documentation required by policies, procedures & regulatory

guidelines.

Performance Improvement:

 In conjunction with Leadership, develops, monitors & reports quality indicators for laboratory,

focusing on turn-around time, patient outcomes, regulatory compliance & risk management,

customer service, and continuous quality and process improvement.

 Participates in performance improvement process teams.

 Active participation in the site safety team.

 Ensure accuracy in patient charging; responsible for charge error correction.

Computer Skills:

 Utilizes computer systems appropriate to area effectively.

 Utilizes internet and intranet appropriately.

 Utilizes Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

Initiative:

 Demonstrates strong organizational skills and is able to multi-task.

 Able to recognize a problem following prescribed strategies and make necessary corrections, in

the absence of decision rules, will act to determine a final decision.

 Teaches laboratory procedures to other Technologists. Participates in student instruction and

experiences when requested.

 Responsible for coordinating & monitoring the workflow of the laboratory to achieve

performance measures.

 Maintains a responsible attitude toward individual performance in accordance with approved

policies & procedures.

 Responsible for the meeting individual education and training requirements.

 Responsible to facilitate improvement in patient care services, staff / physician relationships and

the working climate.

 Responsible / accountable for professional development, maintaining licensure and

competency.

 Attends departmental meetings as required.

 Assists in maintenance of departmental compliance with continuous regulatory readiness.

Other Job Responsibilities:

 Responsible for compliance with Organizational Integrity through raising questions and promptly

reporting actual or potential wrongdoing.

 Participates in and coordinates with organizational process to collect and evaluate information

about hazards and safety practices that are used to identify safety management issues. Adheres

to established policies and procedures, which may include wearing of personal protective

equipment.

 Participates in and fosters a performance improvement approach that includes both

intradepartmental and interdepartmental activities.

 Orders supplies, maintaining department inventory.

 Assists in the orientation & training of new colleagues.

 Exhibits a customer service and community focus.

 Fosters a climate that will assist Diley Ridge Medical Center to fulfill its mission.

 Accepts other responsibilities as assigned.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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