Medical Technologist-Generalist -23032
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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 1/17/2017
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB DESCRIPTION
Medical Technologist Generalist (23032)
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or a related science such as Microbiology, Biology, or Chemistry.
Two years of experience as a Medical Technologist preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certification as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or National Certification Agency (NCA) preferred.
Licensed as a Laboratory Technologist in the state of West Virginia within 30 days of employment (preferred), required in 90 days of employment.
SUMMARY: Performs clinical laboratory tests in at least two laboratory divisions (e.g., Blood Bank, Microbiology, Chemistry, Hematology, or Immunology) by standard operating policies and procedures, understands method principles, performs quality control, performs preventative maintenance, and analyzes results as to accuracy, acceptability and critical limits. The generalist works independently in consultation and under the guidance of the Medical Director and supervisory personnel, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records all data obtained.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1.0 Accepts and promptly prepares patient specimens in order to perform and analyze, in an efficient manner, basic diagnostic procedures (e.g., electrolytes, gram stains, blood cell counts, urinalysis, bleeding times, compatibility testing, etc.) designed to produce accurate reproducible results to meet the needs of patients, as requested by the medical staff.
1.1 Follows standard operating procedures (SOP) developed to produce accurate reproducible results.
1.2 Operates laboratory equipment/instrumentation (e.g., Blood Cell Counters, Chemistry Analyzers, Automated Microbiology Analyzers, and Blood Bank Cell Processing equipment) consistent with standard operating procedures and manufacturer's instruction manuals.
1.3 Prepares reagents, solutions and/or therapeutic products and restocks as required to complete necessary testing/requests according to the SOP, (e.g., daily review of results and quality control records).
1.4 Maintains all records accurately, neatly and legibly in ink (unless otherwise required), (e.g., worksheets, chart reports).
1.5 Must demonstrate, after receiving instruction and training, knowledge of the patient care requirements for all age groups as required by the laboratory standard operating procedures.
2.0 Performs required quality assurance and quality control procedures on a predetermined schedule to ascertain the reliability of reagents and laboratory equipment/instrumentation in order to assure timely accurate reproducible test results insuring quality patient care.
2.1 Performs routine maintenance, calibrations and quality control of laboratory equipment/instrumentation as directed by the laboratory SOP within the predetermined time schedule, recognizing errors, responding in an appropriate manner and documenting completion..
2.2 Recognizes basic instrument malfunctions and performs minor troubleshooting and aids in appropriate problem resolution, in a timely manner.
2.3 Reports test results manually or via computer with limited errors as defined by laboratory section.
2.4 Participates, as required, in proficiency testing/interpretation/reporting using established procedures.
2.5 Requests input and direction, as needed, from the Medical Director(s) or Technical Specialists regarding medical, technical, quality assurance, and quality control problems.
3.0 Utilizes time, materials and resources in an economical manner, prioritizing laboratory requests by arranging workload to provide for optimal patient care and efficiency.
3.1 Minimizes waste of time, materials and resources.
3.2 Promptly prepares patient specimens, to reduce wastage, unnecessary requests for additional specimens, and undue delays in result reporting, in accordance with the SOP.
3.3 Completes assigned workload within established turnaround times by flexing organization of work according to test ordering status (e.g., routine, STAT, ASAP, emergency), (e.g., daily monitoring, turnaround studies).
4.0 Maintains effective communication with laboratory divisions and sections, other hospital departments and patients/public, as necessary, to assure dissemination of information and the identification/resolution of problems in support of the hospital's mission of patient care.
4.1 Answers the telephone in a prompt and courteous manner, identifying self and unit.
4.2 Effectively and in a timely manner communicates laboratory test results to the health care team.
4.3 Communicates all appropriate information to patients necessary for their understanding of the procedure before, during and after designated procedure.
4.4 Effectively communicates in a timely manner any unusual supply usage or critical supply levels to the supervisor to expedite ordering of required supplies for the continual service needs of patients.
5.0 Participates in the educational endeavors of the institution to meet the current and future needs of the hospital, laboratory and the university in support of the hospital's mission of patient care, teaching, and research.
5.1 Participates, as required, in the training, supervision and evaluation of new employees, as established by laboratory policies (e.g., section training checklist).
5.2 Participates in the technical and theoretical instruction, supervision and evaluation of residents and students of the
Medicine and other health care professionals as established by laboratory policies (e.g., laboratory objectives, evaluation forms).
PERFORMANCE STANDARD: Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, and Shared Values & Culture.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.