12 & 36 hours/week Laboratory

Job Summary:

Activities include, but are not limited to, the performance of routine and specialty laboratory tests in order to aid Medical Providers in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Essential Job Duties:

Consistently obtains optimal quality specimens from inpatients and outpatients
Responds promptly to computer orders and telephone requests
Identifies patients properly and demonstrates outstanding customer service skills
Explains the procedure to the patient and answers questions appropriately
Completes draw with one needle stick to obtain sufficient quantity of specimen greater than 95% of the time
Labels all tubes correctly and completely
Responds promptly to STAT and URGENT requests
Follows Universal Precautions
Performs all types of laboratory procedures without any supervision, following procedures as approved by the Laboratory Medical Director
Insures equipment, instruments and reagents are in working order and readily accessible for co-workers coming in on the next shift
Works diligently to process specimens and obtain results in a prompt manner
Promptly reports critical values
Assures QC is acceptable before reporting patient results and if unacceptable, documents remedial actions taken
Completes proficiency tests as assigned in the same manner patients tests are completed
Takes an active role in mentoring students of Medical Technology
Performs CLIA required control activities and consistently includes quality control material as outlined in the standard operating procedure(s)
Dilutes and repeats tests outside the instrument's linear range
Performs linearity, correlation and/or precision checks as scheduled
Maintains instruments; troubleshoots and repairs as necessary and documents repairs on all equipment
Notifies Lab Primary Charge of instrument or procedural problems immediately
Other Responsibilities:

Meets the identified organizational requirements and work habits while at the same time, promotes a collaborative and cooperative work environment
Actions reflect a positive approach to work
Demonstrates the ability to work with others in a team environment and build rapport with team mates
Assists the phlebotomy staff as necessary to provide prompt, compassionate customer service to all patients
Performs other work related duties as assigned
Complies with the rules and regulations of all Federal, State and Local governments
License Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree in medical laboratory technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological science or have successfully passed the HEW CLT examination
Registry with ASCP, HEW or AMT
CPR and basic first aid recommended
Availability Requirements

Must be able to work Sunday through Saturday with occasional weekend and holiday coverage required. Employee will work on various shifts as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

Standing: 4-7 hours per day
Walking: 4-7 hours per day
Twisting: 130-480 twists per day
Bending: 130-480 bends per day
Lifting: 25-50 pounds with good body mechanics, 10-25 pounds in situations where good body mechanics cannot be achieved
Pinching: moderate with 250 per day
Manual Dexterity: Frequent fine motor skills required
Near Vision: Requires very accurate near vision
Far Vision: Requires 20/40 far vision
Handedness: Either handedness 70-100% of the job cycle time
Visual Color Discrimination: Requires both red/green and blue/violet discrimination
Visual Depth Perception: Moderate depth perception required
Cognitive Requirements:

Frequent problem solving required
Must be able to assess situations and determine corrective actions needed
Must be able to read and comprehend greater than grade 12 level of instruction
Self-initiation and self-motivation required
Environment:

Working environment will range from 40-90 degrees Fahrenheit
Minimal exposure to infections, including body substances
Occasional exposure to dampness/water and slippery surfaces1,
Occasional work where surfaces are uneven
Minimal work in cramped positions and confined spaces
Minor vibration work for short periods of time
Constant working with others-association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job
Occasionally fairly loud noises
Slight likelihood of minor injury
Slight exposure of significant injury from moving objects
Toxic conditions are a slight likelihood exposure
Control over pace of work is primarily patient based
Rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker
Minimal to moderate extended work hours, with Monday to Friday work schedule, working weekends and holidays. Occasionally, may work more than 7 days in a row
Work Habits:

Completes work within a designated time
Demonstrates the ability to work independently and is accountable for own actions
Shows initiative and follow-through
Demonstrates productivity at work (makes good use of down time)
Performs duties willingly and enthusiastically
Returns from breaks, meals, meetings and in-services in a timely manner
Takes appropriate actions when safety issues are identified (reports hazardous situations to appropriate person, removes malfunctioning equipment, etc.)
Follows recommendations designed to reduce worksite injuries (proper body mechanics, personal protective gear, safe sharps, etc.)
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
Demonstrates judicious use of supplies
Promotes a Collaborative and Cooperative Environment:

Establishes good rapport and cooperative working relationships with other members of the organization to promote quality care and service
Handles conflict appropriately (uses I statements to discuss issues, discusses privately and directly with the individual involved, obtains assistance from supervisor when needed)
Responds appropriately to change (remains open-minded, keeps personal agenda out)
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner (language and actions reflect the mission and vision of CMC)
Participates in performance improvement by identifying problems and potential solutions (Be part of the Solution, Not part of the Problem)
Treats patients, family, visitors and co-workers with respect and dignity (addressing individuals courteously, knocking before entering, keeping voice down, displaying positive regard)
Provides exceptional customer service, thus contributing to the "WOW" experience (offering assistance before being asked, going one step extra to help, smiles and makes eye contact when speaking)
Cognitive Environment Requirements:

Some problem solving required, as well as making independent judgments and decisions.
Continuously assess situations and determine corrective actions as needed.
Emotional Environment Requirements:

Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relationships with patients, staff, and visitors. Exposure to illness, disability, dying and/or death is moderate and must be able to cope with the presence of such.