Each individual performs those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individual’s education, training or experience and technical abilities. Each individual performing the above procedures must: 1) adhere to the laboratory’s procedures for the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of patient test results, 2) follow the laboratory’s established quality control policies and procedures in documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications, 3) be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify your immediate supervisor, Director, or Medical Director, 4) perform a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment using both manual and automated methods in Hematology, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, and any other discipline as introduced into the laboratory, 5) perform and document maintenance – daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed on instruments and equipment as appropriate, 6) review the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting, 7) recognize age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics, 8) ensure that the testing of proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples and that collaboration with other laboratories is prohibited prior to the reporting of proficiency testing results to the appropriate agencies, 9) may be required to perform venipuncture or capillary puncture on various age groups from newborn to geriatrics, 10) assist in the development and maintenance of laboratory policies and procedures, 11) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources, 12) 12) in the absence of a supervisor, may be assigned/identified as Lead Tech, having responsibility for the section or department during their shift, 13) may be assigned responsibilities related to LIS and/or POCT. 14) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.
1. Demonstrates the ability to communicate and the commitment to the Support of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Mission Regional Medical Center, as well as departmental goals, and to all staff. Comply with "I Promise" Statement to assure Service Excellence initiatives are met.
2. Demonstrates and supports all 10 "I Promise" Value Statement to assure Service Excellence at Mission Regional Medical Center is met.
3. Is knowledgeable in HIPPA Regulatory Rules and patient rights to ensure an atmosphere that allows for the privacy, dignity and well being of all patients in a safe, secure environment.
4. Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for:
a. Provides leadership and or guidance to other leaders and staff in goal setting, problem solving, resource management, and outcome achievements.
b. Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy safe work environment by modeling the desired behaviors and encouraging those in others. Including universal precautions, safe work practices, and hospital fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/ or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
c. Maintains the confidentiality of all data, including patients, employee and operations data in the hospital and outside of the hospital.
d. Assist in which all policies relating to Quality Assurance, Quality Control, handling and disposal of hazardous materials within their sections, are in compliance with all regulatory requirements.
e. Demonstrates a clear understanding of regulations applicable to staff and patient care or other department functions that ensures compliance with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from any type of harassment and illegal and discriminatory behavior.
5. Supports and participates in common teamwork:
(Service Excellence Traits)
a. Collaborates with other departments to create systems and problem solve ongoing issues that impact department/organizational goals and patient care delivery.
b. Cooperates and works together with all coworkers: plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment.
c. Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations.
d. Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, coworkers or patients regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.
e. Promotes positive public relations with patients, family members, guests and hospital staff (Service Excellence Traits)
f. Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, and other work duties as assigned.
Adheres to dress codes. Including personal hygiene
1. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science from an accredited university
2. Successful completion of advance training as a clinical laboratory scientist that meets certification requirements.
3. Registry certification - MT (ASCP), MT (AMT) and or MT (NCA), or equivalent
Minimum of 12 months laboratory experience in a hospital setting preferred.