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BBC Bronson Battle Creek, BLH Bronson LakeView Hospital, BMH Bronson Methodist Hospital, BSH Bronson South Haven
MT/MLT PRN, PT & FT Opportunities (variable shifts open)
Individuals are expected to perform pre-analytic, analytic and/or post-analytic examinations on human specimens for the purpose of supporting health care providers with information to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients. Individuals may perform waived, moderate and high complexity testing. Individuals may work in one or more laboratory disciplines (i.e., accession, chemistry, hematology, blood bank, etc.). Individuals may be supervised by the department manager, senior technologist or delegated in-charge individual. Employees providing direct patient care must demonstrate competencies specific to the population served.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS:
- Completion of a NAACLS approved Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Lab Technician equivalent program for an associate's degree.
- An Associate's degree or completed certificate in a Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Laboratory Technician equivalent program or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university WITH successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course within the last ten years (ASCP) or last five years (AMT).
- Be enrolled in a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Lab Technician equivalent program for an associate's degree from a regionally accredited college/university and be graduating within 60 days of hire.
- All individuals must have completed certification OR be registry eligible and complete certification within one year of hire through ASCP, AMT or equivalent credential for Medical Laboratory Technician.
- All individuals who are newly ASCP certified after January 1, 2004 or newly AMT certified after January 1, 2006 must maintain ongoing certification.
- Employees must demonstrate competencies specific to populations served for clinical or non-clinical dependent upon laboratory location.
- Each individual must demonstrate initial competency for proper performance of pre-analytical, analytic, and post-analytical phases of testing dependent upon department assignment. Once competency is demonstrated, direct supervision is not required for specimen processing, test performance or result reporting. Semi-annual competency will be assessed within first year of hire and annually thereafter.
- Must be able to operate and perform basic computer programs associated with documentation and record keeping in the department
- Must demonstrate a degree of independent judgment and critical thinking, consulting with the department leader(s) when appropriate.
- Must be able to move from task to task, maintaining quality and efficiency
- Requires strong verbal skills.
- Requires courtesy, tact, and good customer service orientation
- Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail and maintain a positive attitude
- Adhere to Bronson's mission, values, fundamentals, strategies, vision and minimum working requirements (i.e. TB testing, flu shots, etc.).
Role and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.
- Performs only testing that they have trained in and demonstrated competency for.
- Follows all laboratory policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting, interpretation and/or maintaining records of patient test results.
- Follows good laboratory practices with reagent stability and storage.
- Adhere to the laboratory's chemical and biohazardous safety policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates through proficiency testing samples that all testing is performed in the same manner as patient specimens.
- Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities.
- Verifies instrument functionality by checking, performing maintenance, calibrating specific lab instruments and troubleshooting as required on assigned analyzers according to procedure.
- Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance if in analytical and post-analytical areas
- Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems with proper documentation or immediately notify the supervisor prior to reporting patient test results.
- Communicates all critical values and tests to an appropriate healthcare provider.
- May be delegated by department leader to help in evaluating and selecting new testing methods and instrumentation.
- Assists in orienting and training new laboratory employees in preanalytical, analytical (waived, moderate and high complexity) and post analytical phases of testing, as appropriate to job description.
- Assists in training and precepting laboratory MLT and MLS students in pre-analytical, analytical (waived, moderate and high complexity), and post-analytical phases of testing.
- Assist in laboratory tours and with individuals approved to shadow laboratory department(s).
- Advocate for self and fellow employees when safety concerns are identified by documenting appropriately.
- Participates in Laboratory Quality Program activities.
- May be requested to alter start time, shift, department(s), and/or site depending on patient care needs.
- May be assigned regulatory responsibilities as listed and evaluated on the CLIA Roles competency evaluation.
- Performs venipuncture blood draws and capillary punctures dependent upon laboratory location and shift.
- May be delegated by the manager to act as charge tech to help resolve technical problems in accordance with the laboratory's policies and procedures
- Be part of a team oriented environment that includes problem solving and creative thinking.
- Must follow laboratory safety policies and procedures due to potential for occupational exposure to infectious materials, including but not limited to: blood and other potentially infectious materials.
- Work in an environment with some exposure to noxious fumes and unpleasant noises.
- Work in an environment with risk of sustaining illness and injury from the use of chemicals and biological materials and organisms.
- Working irregular hours, including mandatory overtime, holidays, weekends and on-call hours.
- In rare extreme circumstances, employee could experience the following:
--Work which produces very high levels of mental/visual fatigue, e.g. CRT work between 70 and 90 percent of the time, and work involving extremely close tolerances and considerable hand/eye coordination for sustained periods of time.
--Involves considerable standing or walking, regular lifting of light-weight objects (i.e., 20 pounds or less) and assisting with heavier tasks such as assisting in lifting and moving patients. Minor straining or fatiguing positions must be assumed, and some fatiguing physical motions are required.
--Working conditions could include minor straining, fatiguing positions, physical motions, etc.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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