PD Medical Technologist - Chemistry - Per Diem
Company: The Guthrie Clinic
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Position Summary Performs laboratory tests and related computer,
clerical and technical functions independent of direct supervision
while following established procedures and protocols. Required to
exercise independent judgment and good judgment with interpretation
of testing or quality control, maintenance and repair of equipment
and records, and actively perform quality assurance activities.
Technologist may also function (when qualified) as charge/lead
technologist, educator, or researcher within the laboratory
settings. Any technologist will be expected to be able to assist
the Lab Manager in all phases of section operations.
Education, License, & Cert Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical
Technology is preferred. A Bachelor of Science degree in the
physical sciences may be considered with relevant experience in a
clinical laboratory. A year's internship in a clinical laboratory
School of Medical Technology is highly preferred. Medical
technologists meeting the criteria for licensure by the NYSDOH are
preferred. If working at a NY lab site, a NY license is required. A
candidate licensed as a Medical Technologist in NYSDOH will be
considered with or without a bachelor's degree. A candidate that
has HEW certification as a Medical Technologist may be considered.
Annually a minimum of 12 CEU's are required.
Experience Certification as a Medical Technologist by the ASCP
Board of Registry or Board eligible preferred. A working knowledge
of all sections of the laboratory is highly preferred. May
specialize in any section.
Essential Functions 1. In collaboration with a manager or
independently, depending on the situation: 2. Evaluates and solves
problems related to the collection and processing of biological
specimens for analysis. Is knowledgeable and complies with all
procedures for specimen collection and processing. 3. Competently
performs routine and complex laboratory procedures, both manual and
automated. Recognizes deviation from expected results, analyzes and
corrects problems using scientific/ technical principles and
exercising established protocols and exercises independent judgment
as appropriate. 4. Verifies all specimen identification and related
orders when dealing with specimens drawn or received. Maintains
proper specimen identification throughout all laboratory processes.
5. Utilizes the computer and various functions appropriately and
efficiently. 6. Performs, analyzes, and documents quality control
data, makes judgments concerning results and takes appropriate
action to maintain accuracy and precision. 7. Performs and
documents maintenance checks and adjustments on all appropriate
instruments and equipment. 8. If applicable, performs accurate
patient registration / including knowledge of insurance codes and
billing procedures. 9. If applicable, performs order entry /
transcription of orders, routing of orders and cancellations per
established procedures. 10. Recognizes equipment malfunction and
performs troubleshooting and documents corrective actions taken.
Contacts technical service and the Lab Manager regarding potential
repairs. 11. Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology,
test specificity and sensitivity and specific factors that might
influence test results in a competent manner. 12.
Participates/assists in the evaluation of new techniques and
procedures in the laboratory in terms of personnel, equipment,
space, method comparison, cost analysis and establishment of
reference intervals, writes and revises technical procedures and
any other areas that might assist the departmental manager. 13.
Incorporates educational techniques in the instruction of new
employees or students in the laboratory's instructional activities.
14. Recognizes abnormal and critical results and communicates and
documents them following good patient care, regulatory and
procedural needs. 15. Provides direction and guidance to medical
laboratory technicians and other support personnel. 16. Properly
organizes, prioritizes, distributes, and acts on laboratory
workload. 17. Documents unusual situations and/or required
nonconformities and reports or refers to appropriate person or
manager. 18.Maintains an adequate supply of materials and either
orders or makes recommendations to the Lab Manager. This includes
assistance in re-supply and organization of supplies. 19. Maintains
a clean, neat work area during and at the end of scheduled work
period. Communicates appropriate information regarding the section
and testing status to incoming shift. 20. Remains knowledgeable and
maintains compliance with all departmental, organization and
regulatory agencies rules, regulations, and procedures. 21.
Collects data, prepares charts, runs tests, and makes
recommendations on new or different test procedures to the Lab
Supervisor. 22. Observes proper safety practices in performance of
job duties. 23. Maintains a professional, mature, positive attitude
while performing job. 24. May be required to collect blood/other
samples from patients. 25. May be required to work holidays,
weekends, evenings, or night shift depending on job assignment. 26.
All acts and actions are as a laboratory professional. 27. Attends
in-service classes or workshops relevant to the job and maintains
required CEU's. 28. Performs other duties as assigned, to include
but not limited to typing, filing, answering telephones, and other
duties as assigned.
Other DutiesCompetencies 1. Demonstrates age specific competencies
as per department standards. 2. Demonstrates clinical and technical
competencies as per department standards.Joining the Guthrie team
allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health
care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you'll find staff
members who have committed themselves to serving the community.The
Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and
encourages diversity in the workplace.The Guthrie Clinic is a
non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in
the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty
group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced
practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office
network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities.
Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery,
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine,
Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as
Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care
Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
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