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Medical Lab Technician - AD (FT) UCMH

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Company: Mountain States Health Alliance

Location: Erwin, TN

Date Posted: February 5, 2015

Source: MiracleWorkers.com



The Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate Degree)is responsible for the performance of a variety of testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease under the professional direction of a qualified Medical Technologist or other certified Laboratory Scientist as defined by appropriate regulation(s). He/she must have an understanding of the technical aspect of all diagnostic procedures being performed, including the steps to take for unacceptable test/quality control performance and results. This position has limited direct patient contact. The scope of care may include the following laboratory procedures- pediatric sweat chloride testing, bleeding time, and/or phlebotomy procedures, on neonate, child, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patients. All Medical Laboratory Technicians(AD) may indirectly be involved with patients ranging from ages- neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
The ability to operate and maintain a variety of scientific equipment is a requirement of this job. Responsibilities include basic troubleshooting ...


The Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate Degree)is responsible for the performance of a variety of testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease under the professional direction of a qualified Medical Technologist or other certified Laboratory Scientist as defined by appropriate regulation(s). He/she must have an understanding of the technical aspect of all diagnostic procedures being performed, including the steps to take for unacceptable test/quality control performance and results. This position has limited direct patient contact. The scope of care may include the following laboratory procedures- pediatric sweat chloride testing, bleeding time, and/or phlebotomy procedures, on neonate, child, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patients. All Medical Laboratory Technicians(AD) may indirectly be involved with patients ranging from ages- neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
The ability to operate and maintain a variety of scientific equipment is a requirement of this job. Responsibilities include basic troubleshooting and repair of selected instrumentation.
The Medical Laboratory Technician(AD) may be requested to assist with the clinical training of students and/or orientation of new employees.
The Medical Laboratory Technician(AD) supports MSHA's Service Excellence and Laboratory's Performance Improvement Programs to ensure services exceed quality and customer service standards. The responsibility of supporting a self-directed laboratory team concept is demonstrated by having a positive attitude, willing to give and accept constructive criticism as well as always maintaining a high quality work standard .
A high degree of cooperation, consideration and sensitivity is essential when communicating with internal and external customers. He/she must be able to demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness to help resolve or refer problems to the appropriate authority for final resolution or follow up. Understands and helps to promote high standards of ethical behavior including the need for strict confidentiality of all patient medical information .
The Medical Laboratory Technician(AD) may be asked to assume charge responsibilities that include workflow monitoring, and serving as the first line response for medical personnel with regards to problem solving and resolution.

MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work.
Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
This position reports to the area's Manager or designee.


Current licensure eligibility in the appropriate state as a Medical Laboratory Technician (General or Specialist) is required. An Associate Degree is required. Certification by a nationally recognized accrediting agency is highly desirable. Computer literacy is desirable. Training can be provided for this skill.
A Medical Laboratory Technician performing testing in the State of Tennessee must hold a current Tennessee licensure per the State of Tennessee General Laboratory Board rules and regulations 1200-6-1-.03. A team member who may be hired while in the process of obtaining approval from the state of TN is prohibited to report laboratory testing values/results until a copy of the license is received and verified by the organization.
Within the first six months of employment, the employee will be evaluated on three occasions, after the first month, after the third month, and after six months. Once orientation is completed, the employee must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the area(s) of the job performance. Thereafter, competency testing will be preformed on an annual basis.
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