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Medical Laboratory Technician

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Public?: 
Public
Division: 
Health
Reports To: 
Laboratory Manager/Lab Director
Type of Position: 
Regular Part Time
Location: 
AST Shawnee Clinic / 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801

General Description

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager and direction of the Lab director, the Medical Lab Technician performs moderate complexity testing procedures on body fluids and exudates. They collect and handle specimens from patients for in-house testing and for tests sent to reference labs. They are responsible for daily maintenance, quality control, and quality assurance. They assume responsibility for problem-solving and trouble-shooting equipment.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide Phlebotomy services; collecting adequate and correct specimens by venipuncture or capillary stick on adults, children, and/or infants.
  • Follow department policies and procedures to correctly identify patients, collect and process specimens according to testing requirements.
  • Will serve as a resource to other lab employees when needing assistance with difficult draws and help instruct patients in the collection and handling of such specimens as urines, stools, sputum, etc.
  • Perform testing on specimens in the clinical laboratory according to the policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the accuracy of the laboratory tests performed in the lab by performing and verifying validity of Quality Control in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on the lab equipment according to established maintenance schedule/procedure and troubleshoots all instruments when problems arise.
  • ┬áVerify instrument function by performing QC and calibration when necessary and/or required and documents all repairs, replacement, and maintenance of laboratory equipment on instrument log. Assist with restocking of supplies in the lab and phlebotomy area, making copies, faxing, shredding, gathering monthly workload data and record filing.
  • Assist with logging, ordering, and packaging specimens for the reference lab as well as verifying the test results when they are received from reference laboratory for all tests sent out for testing.
  • Maintain the laboratory according to CLIA standards and maintain absolute integrity in the accurate performance and reporting of results.
  • Follow HIPPA guidelines for maintaining confidentiality with all patient related information.
  • Use and understand the laboratory information system referred to as Orchard for ordering tests, resulting tests and printing patient results as needed for the lab.
  • Use and understand the Electronic Medical Records system and assist with any needed or requested operations or functions concerning the EMR.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education
  • Associate Degree level and/or successful completion of an Associates of Applied Science.
  • Completion of a Medical Technician Program (MLT) or licensed MLT (ASCP).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • The ability to interact well with patients, staff, and other agency professionals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational and assessment skills.
  • The ability to fully utilize a computer.
  • The ability to perform duties with a minimum of supervision.
  • The ability to function as a team member.
  • The ability to be a dependable team member of the lab and be ready to start work on time.
  • Must pass background check and drug screen upon conditional offer of employment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
  • Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
  • Frequent lifting (up to 15 lbs)
  • Occasional lifting (up to 30 lbs)
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
8 months 4 weeks ago