Full Job Description
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, located in Clinton, Maryland, is an award winning, acute care hospital focused on caring for patients and their loved ones utilizing advanced technology under the guidance of expert clinicians. Quality, Safety, Wellness, and Patient Satisfaction are achieved through a spirit of patient centered services that connect us to the community we serve. If you believe in patient focused care, excellence, teamwork, and are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and customers, we invite you tojoin our team!
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is actively recruiting for a fulltime Medical Technologist to join our dedicated team! This position will offer varied shifts to include weekends and holidays.
Performs a variety of laboratory testing from waived to high complexity per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). Will work in one or more laboratory sections. Evaluates and reports results for use in patient diagnosis and treatment.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Two years previous Medical Technologist experience in comparable clinical laboratory setting
Two year experience with chemistry, hematology, blood bank and micro set-up experience preferred.
ASCP, HEW or equivalent preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
Ability to read, understand, and follow applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Ability to understand and follow laboratory safety procedures
Ability to understand and follow quality control procedures.
Ability to interpret and report out on results; proficiency testing.
Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) and knowledge resource for lab.
Prepare specimens for routine laboratory assays.
Run laboratory assays and analysis.
Review and verifies results to ensure data validity and interprets results.
Apply appropriate procedural techniques related to specimen procurement and handling, instrument operation, operator maintenance, application of universal precautions and inventory monitoring.
Perform and document quality control procedures and proficiency testing in accordance with established parameters and standards.
Accurately enter assay results into client reports
Resolve validity issues and amend reports.
Provide phlebotomy and other specimen collection.
Ensure client turnaround times (TATs) are met.
Fill all reagents needed and document quality control information for equipment used
Prepare equipment for next shift (fill reagents, run controls, etc.).
Document and report problems to supervisor.
Clean and stock supplies in work area.
Enter and track client sample and result information.
Perform maintenance procedures as directed.
Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and abnormal test results.
Assist and train new technical staff.
Assist in development of new procedures and protocols to improve efficiency of department.
Act as a resource for the department, other departments, other labs and client inquiries.
Can manage the department in the absence of the supervisor.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.