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Certified Medical Lab Tech (MLT / MT)

JobTitle:? Medical Laboratory Technician

Department:? ? Clinical Laboratory, BloodBank, Microbiology, Generalist

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Summary?

The MedicalLaboratory Technician independently performs detailed and complexanalyses of patient specimens. Recognizes problems, identifies causes(technical, instrument or physiological), synthesizes alternatives anddetermines solutions. Confirms, interprets, correlates, verifies and reportsnormal and abnormal patient results based on an in-depth knowledge ofinstrument functions, physiological principles and disease conditions. Trainsand monitors other clinical laboratory personnel. Uses laboratory computersystems to obtain relevant patient information and input test results.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

1.????? Two-year Associates degree froman accredited college, and certified.

2.????? Certification as a medicaltechnologist (or equivalent) or as a categorical technologist (e.g., C, H, I,BB, M) by a recognized professional organization (e.g., ASCP, AMT) is preferred.

3.????? Other approved BoardCertifications as required for specialty testing such as: American Board ofBioanalysis (ABB), American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC), American Boardof Forensic Toxicology (ABFT), American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics(ABHI), American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG), American Board of MedicalLaboratory Immunology (ABMLI), American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM),National Registry for Clinical Chemists (NRCC), or other board deemed comparableby HHS. NOTE: ABFT and NRCC also certify non-doctorial individuals; however,the director of high-complexity testing must have a doctoral degree. An acceptable doctoral degree is a Doctor ofPhilosophy ? Ph.D., Doctor of Science ? D.Sc. If acceptable to the board, aDoctor of Dental Surgery ? D.D.S., Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ? D.V.M.,Doctor of Public Health ? Dr.P.H.

4.?????A working knowledge of word processing software (e.g. Word) anddemonstrated ability to learn and work efficiently with a variety of computer applications/systemsas well as the ability to learn and work efficiently with a variety oflaboratory computer systems.

5.????? Oral and written communicationneeds to be professional, clear and concise.

6.????? Must be able to work any shift,holiday and/or weekend as needed.?

7.????? Must be able to travel amongcompany sites as needed.

?EssentialFunctions


Patient Care

  • Consistently verifies that only properly identified and acceptable patient specimens are analyzed.
  • Collects, prepares, transports, and/or stores specimens using established procedures to ensure specimen integrity.
  • Correlates test results with the patient's condition, detecting and reporting significant changes, ambiguous results, abnormal results and/or incompatibilities keeping the immediate supervisor apprised as appropriate. Consults with Clinical Pathologists and/or recommends additional follow-up testing as appropriate.
  • Provides prompt notification and documentation of any critical test results obtained according to department protocol.

Operations Support

  • Prepares reagents or media, including necessary computations, from prescribed procedures.
  • Conducts established quality control procedures on analytical tests, equipment, reagents, media and products, evaluating results and implementing and documenting corrective action when indicated.
  • Performs routine, high volume and technically demanding analyses and procedures using a variety of manual techniques and instrumentation, correctly calculating results as needed.
  • Operates, calibrates and conducts performance checks and maintains assigned clinical laboratory equipment or instruments. Recognizes and corrects instrument malfunctions, documenting any corrective action needed. Refers problems to immediate supervisor as needed.
  • Assists with establishing and maintaining supply inventories. Ensures that adequate, daily supplies are available in all assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Contributes to the development of new department policies, testing procedures and instrumentation.
  • Serves as an information resource for medical residents, new and/or less skilled laboratory personnel, clients and Client Support staff providing training as requested by supervisor.
  • Monitors work of other medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians and non-technical personnel as requested by supervisor.
  • Performs all of the essential duties and responsibilities of a medical laboratory technician as needed.

General

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  • Follows required safety, biological and chemical handling procedures to include wearing required personal protective equipment.
  • Follows all required procedures, departmental and organizational policies.
  • Satisfactorily performs in accordance with established performance standards.
  • Provides mentoring and training of new or existing employees as needed.
Benefits
At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs?
Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.?

Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across the United States. As an established community partner, we have been making a difference in the lives of our employees, caregivers, and patients for more than 30 years. Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry. ?

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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