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Medical Laboratory Technician - Signing in bonus

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Severn
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose:The medical laboratory technician performs routine tests in medical laboratory to provide data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease, ensuring validity and accuracy of test results. They prepare samples for analysis, use equipment to locate microorganisms, monitor tests and procedures, analyze the chemical content of fluids, match blood for transfusions, and test for drug levels in the blood.Essential Functions:

  • Collects, processes, and handles blood and/or other biological specimens according to established procedures. Instructs patients in the proper collection of samples.
  • Performs a variety of clinical laboratory tests in the areas of hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis, as assigned; conducts quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of body fluids such as blood, urine, and spinal fluid; performs blood counts using microscope.
  • Conducts blood tests for transfusion purposes; may draw blood from patient's finger, ear lobe, or vein observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood samples.
  • Develops and maintains cell/tissue cultures for testing purposes, as appropriate; isolates and identifies specimens, using advanced laboratory techniques.
  • Performs quality control on test results, ensuring validity and accuracy.
  • Performs calibration and troubleshooting on testing systems and instruments to ensure adherence to established standards of accuracy.
  • Keeps records and reports on results according to established procedures.
  • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Parameters of access, use and disclosure are further defined by the organization or departmentMinimum Education & Experience Requirements:
    • Associate's or bachelor's degree in medical technology.
    • Current state license in good standing.
    • One (1) year of medical laboratory experience and/or as defined by the contracting employer.
      • Able to provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) training including adults, children, and infants. Additional trainings may be required dependent upon specialty or facility requirements.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
        • Meets the requirements of federal and/or state criminal and abuse background checks where applicable.
        • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the healthcare team, both clinical and non-clinical.
        • Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
        • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with multiple changes.
        • Able to work as a member of a team, including but not limited to managing stress appropriately, making decisions under pressure, and handling multiple priorities.
        • Able to manage anger/fear/hostility/violence of self and others.
        • Proof of valid driver's license if applicable.
        • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
          • Work is performed in various health care settings and not limited to clinics, medical or diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, or doctor's offices.
          • Work environment involves frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g., face masks, goggles, latex or non latex gloves).
          • Able to spend varying amounts of time sitting, standing and walking.
          • Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients and to stand, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely and assist clients with standing and walking.
          • Sufficient endurance to perform the required physical and mental tasks over long periods of time.
          • Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
          • Requires excellent hand-eye coordination and fine motor function necessary to operate equipment safely and calculate/prepare medications and other procedures.
          • Able to successfully work in areas that are confined and/or crowded.
          • Medium physical activity may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Severn , Medical Laboratory Technician - Signing in bonus, Professions , Severn, Maryland

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