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Medical Technologist II

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Company: DaVita

Location: Deland, FL

Date Posted: July 18, 2014

Source: DaVita

Position Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Medical Technologist I position performs complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis,

treatment, and prevention of disease following established laboratory policy and procedures.

Evaluates and interprets laboratory test results. Maintains accurate records, laboratory

workspace, and laboratory equipment. Works under the direct supervision of the Department

Manager, Laboratory Supervisor, or Medical Technologist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
* May perform established routine and/or special technical procedures on blood, urine, body fluids, or other specimens in one or more areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, or Serology.
* May perform established routine and/or special culture preparation for various sources using Bacteriologic or mycological procedures.
* Reads and interprets cultures and microscopic stains in the area of Microbiology.
* May perform established routine and/or special culture preparation for aerobic, anaerobic ...

Position Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Medical Technologist I position performs complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis,

treatment, and prevention of disease following established laboratory policy and procedures.

Evaluates and interprets laboratory test results. Maintains accurate records, laboratory

workspace, and laboratory equipment. Works under the direct supervision of the Department

Manager, Laboratory Supervisor, or Medical Technologist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
* May perform established routine and/or special technical procedures on blood, urine, body fluids, or other specimens in one or more areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, or Serology.
* May perform established routine and/or special culture preparation for various sources using Bacteriologic or mycological procedures.
* Reads and interprets cultures and microscopic stains in the area of Microbiology.
* May perform established routine and/or special culture preparation for aerobic, anaerobic, fungus, blood, water or other specimens and processes.
* Identify, research, and follow-up on issues and concerns with specimens and requisitions.
* Analyzes laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results and ensure promptness of test results; report test results to the appropriate care giver directly or through the direction of department manager or designee.
* Operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis.
* Prepare, handle and store reagents using department guidelines; maintain adequate levels of stock;
* Adhere to laboratory quality control program.
* Releases data from analysis of medical tests or clinical results into computer.
* Report abnormal findings to section manager or designee; apply understanding of procedural and clinical implications of analysis.
* Review workflow reports, document work activities and report pending work to oncoming technologist to ensure team goal for meeting Turnaround Time (TAT) and workload continuity.
* Ensures accurate and prompt test results are reported to the appropriate caregiver, especially in critical or life-threatening situations.
* Participate in laboratory quality control and quality improvement programs
* Document quality controls and key laboratory outcome indicators.
* Apply established policies and procedures to meet and exceed regulatory and accrediting agencies’ requirements.

About DaVita Laboratories

DaVita Labs is a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory delivering timely, accurate lab results focused primarily on kidney care with a relentless commitment to quality. We serve more than 145,000 patients and perform 37 million renal tests annually.We make a difference. Our work provides insightful lab data for pharmaceutical and biotech research for the discovery and development of new therapies and diagnostics. We store over 500,000 biological samples for use in present and future clinical studies. We enjoy what we do. Our teammates are best in class professionals who enjoy a challenging yet rewarding work environment where fun and hard work intermingle every day. With the backing of the overall DaVita Healthcare Partners brand, we are on an exciting trajectory.

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:

* A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
* Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
* Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
* Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
* A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
* Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.

Want to make an impact in Healthcare? Through science, technology, quality and education, we are committed to expanding discovery and empowering lives. This empowerment comes in many forms. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and place to call home.

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