Medical Technologist

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POSITION TITLE: Medical Technologist
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Laboratory Services
DATE:
October 1, 2014
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Medical
Technologist performs diagnostic testing according to the physician orders that
are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill
commensurate with the individual's education, training, or experience and
technical ability. Maintains laboratory equipment, performs quality assessments
and organizes workload to facilitate completion of tests in the allotted time frame.
May assist in the guidance, training and orienting of lab employees and students
as per the laboratory director's approval.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Regular exposure to disease-carrying specimens,
hazardous chemicals, electromechanical hazards, stressful workloads, deadlines
to meet and interruptions to the routine. May rotate shifts on a 24 hour, 7 day a
week schedule in order to accomplish the goals of the Medical Center for quality
patient care. Requires good manual dexterity and visual acuity (color-blindness
must be noted). Must have good mobility in order to move about equipment and
to be able to lift and move moderate weights. May be required to sit or stand for
long periods of time. Must be able to maintain concentration.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
 Registered Medical Technologist with appropriate credentials from ASCP,
NCAMLP, AMT, ASMT or evidence of equivalant education, experience
and proficiency.
 Ability to operate and interpret results from the available laboratory
instrumentation.
 Ability to relate medical knowledge to test situations.
 Ability to communicate well with patients, medical staff, peers and all
customers.
 Must be able to assess patients throughout all stages of life from newborn
to 105+ years of age regarding physical and psychological needs and
limitations.
 Be able to read, interpret and adhere to the laboratory's established
policies and procedures concerning all areas of the laboratory.
RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to the Director of Laboratory Services
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequency Scale: 1 = Rarely/Never; 2 = Occasionally; 3 = Frequently and 4 = Consistently
Activity
Climbing
1
2
3
4
Activity
1
2
3 4
Talking
x
Activity
1
2 3 4
Lifting
- Normal
Conversations
- Over 50#
Hand-Eye
Coordination
Kneeling
x
- Loud
Commands or
Public
Speaking
Pulling
x
Hearing
Pushing
x
- Normal
Conversations
x
Memory
x
- Short term
x
- Long Term
x
Analytical
Thinking
Attention to
Detail
Concentration
x
x
Reaching
x
- Other
Sounds or
Auditory
Alarms
Standing
x
Vision
Sitting
x
- Acuity, Near
Stooping
Walking
- Acuity, Far
x
x
Range of
Motion
- Color Vision
x
- Over 25#
x
- Under 25#
x
x
x
Use of
Hands
Decision
Making
- Arms
x
- General
Manual
Dexterity
x
Reading
- Shoulders
x
- Keyboard
Skills or
Typing
x
Writing
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
AGE CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate
care to the following patient population:
_x_ Neonatal (1-30 days)
_x_ Infants (30 days-1 year) _x_ Geriatric
_x_ Adolescent (13-18 years) _x_ Adult (19-70 years)
(70+ yrs)
___ No patient contact
_x_ Children (1-12 years)
CORE DEPARTMENTAL COMPETENCIES- Provides positive leadership creating harmonious and effective working
environment within the department.
 Seeks out opportunities presented in gaining knowledge which will foster
development or acceptance of new concepts and ideas.
 Successfully performs venipunctures on difficult patients of all ages, and
makes appropriate judgments concerning specimen quality.
 Accurately performs testing in all assigned departments.
 Handles routine troubleshooting and communicates necessary information
to other shifts and interdepartmentally when appropriate.
 Performs required QC according to the SOP, documents corrective action,
and makes appropriate decisions regarding patient results.
 Processes proficiency samples in the normal flow of work in a section.
 Documents critical values, and releases results to outside parties
according to policy and confidentiality guidelines.
 Participates in annual departmental and facility competency testing.
 Maintains current certification with National Registry.
 Attends and participates in in-service education programs and
departmental meetings and demonstrates a willingness to keep current by
attending workshops, or reading literature.
 Performs special assignments which may include training new employees
or students, acting as supervisor of the lab in absence of laboratory
director, and performing assigned tasks.
 Has a working knowledge of the computer and LIS systems.
 Interacts positively and cooperatively with patients, visitors,
physicians
and employees ranging in age from birth to the most aged.
 Supports the Medical Center’s Mission/Vision/Philosophy positively.
This is not necessarily an inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks,
requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves
the right to modify essential functions of the job or to require that other or
different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies,
changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).
____________________
Director
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Date
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Employee
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Date
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