Medical Technologist, Microbiology - #9805110

Lahey Health


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Burlington, MA
Contract type: Full time

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

30

Work Shift:

Evening (United States of America)Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, independently performs a variety of clinical assays and the associated supporting work for use in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Performs start-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures on the instruments and laboratory equipment. Performs quality control and quality assurance procedures as required. Reports results via computer. May specialize in areas such as Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Special Chemistry, Microbiology, or Laboratory Support Services. Special assignments may include training of new employees and teaching Medical Technology students. Coverage includes rotating weekends and holidays. Phlebotomy may be required.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but are not limited to:

Test Performance
1. Verify sample identification, acceptability of sample, and appropriateness of order according to written procedures.
2. Handle each specimen according to written procedure and perform follow-up procedures on rejected samples according to protocol.
3. Demonstrate ability to prioritize work by completing assignments according to written procedures without excessive waste within established turn around times.
4. Recognize and evaluate unusual or unreasonable results. Consult with manager or appropriate personnel about abnormal findings, unusual combinations or difficult analyses.
5. Record laboratory results (observations/interpretations/calculations) on worksheets, verify results are entered into the laboratory computer system correctly, and report STAT and critical values according to protocol.
6. Perform and document required QC/QA procedures according to established protocols. Interpret results to determine existing or potential out of control situations. Notify manager and/or QC coordinator.
7. Perform surveys by testing, recording, and reporting results accurately.
8. Perform scheduled maintenance and required documentation on instruments and equipment. Notify manager and/or PM coordinator of unresolved problems.
9. Assist as appropriate in teaching laboratory techniques to new colleagues and students.

Fiscal Management
1. Contribute to department goal of optimization of resources and revenue enhancement.
2. Maintain appropriate inventory.

General Expectations including but are not limited to:
Personal Actions
1. Incorporate Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles and Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
2. Comply with all Lahey Clinic and department specific policies.
3. Follow established safety procedures as stated in the Laboratory Safety and Infection Control Manuals.
4. Participate in and successfully complete Mandatory Education.
5. Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
6. Establish and maintain courteous and effective interactions with patients and colleagues.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
8. Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adhere to our customer service standards.
9. Demonstrate commitment to stay current in scientific knowledge by completing 6 hrs/yr of continuing education.
10. Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
11. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Baccalaureate degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Or Associates degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) with a minimum of ten years full-time experience as a staff medical laboratory technician.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Eligible for certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry or the National Certification Agency (NCA) for Medical Laboratory personnel. or by American Medical Technologists (AMT) for Medical Laboratory personnel. No licensure required.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of clinical tests and standards necessary to perform complex tests and accurately report result.

  • Analytic ability to perform complex tests, interpret findings, perform calculations, calibrate instruments, etc.

  • Ability to identify and evaluate clinical testing problems and to effect corrective action procedures and modifications.

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, utilize good judgment, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to met deadlines.

  • Manual dexterity and acuity necessary to prepare specimens, prepare solutions, screen specimens, and operate instrumentation and a computer.

  • Interpersonal verbal and written English language skills sufficient to exchange information with physicians and other colleagues.

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.

Experience: Laboratory internship at an institution certified by NAACLS or related experience necessary to qualify to take certification exam.

FLSA Status:

Non-ExemptAs a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.
More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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