Southern Illinois Healthcare

  • MEDICAL LAB TECH

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/7/2019 2:44 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-4765
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Carbondale
    Category
    Clinical & Technical
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift
    Nights
    Weekend Requirement
    Weekends as required
    Department
    Laboratory
  • Overview

    Responsible for collecting, processing, and testing patient specimens for the diagnosis and treatment of disease

    Responsibilities

    • Safety
      • Manages processes effectively so as to ensure employee/patient safety.
      • Maintains a well organized and safe work area.
    • Record Keeping
      • Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, logs, files and other documents as required.
      • Participates in personal and departmental goal setting through the use of Goal Post.
      • Maintains the privacy and confidentiality of all patient information used in the performance of the job.
    • Process Improvement
      • Promotes a culture of process improvement by participating in unit/department based programs that supports the system’s process improvement goals.
      • Actively participates on system-wide or hospital-based teams as needed.
      • Attends departmental and other meetings as necessary.
    • Role Specific Responsibilities
      • Observes safety and biohazard precautions.
      • Performs patient testing in assigned areas of the laboratory.
      • Performs and maintains QC and QA for all tests performed.
      • Operates, troubleshoots and repairs, and performs preventative maintenance on equipment in their assigned section(s).
      • Inventories and orders supplies in their assigned section(s).
      • Cleans laboratory and equipment.
      • Reviews procedures annually in technical sections as established in the Laboratory QA Plan.
      • Orients new personnel and teaches trainees/students.
      • Knows and performs the duties of the Laboratory/Pathology Representative, Phlebotomist and Technical Assistant.
      • Works with other hospital staff and leadership to ensure that testing needs of all patients are being met at all times.
      • Documents and discloses all analysis errors that occur.

    Qualifications

    • Associate’s degree
    • Eligible to sit for MLT (ASCP) or equivalent
    • Must be certified within 6 months of hire

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