Medical Technologist LMH 24 hrs nights
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, collects, processes, and tests specimens, maintains and troubleshoots equipment, and performs quality control testing and documentation for patients of all ages. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Technical: Receives and prepares specimens for testing, such as centrifuging blood and preparing slides and smears. Performs a variety of tests on blood, urine, and stool samples to determine their chemical composition using a wide variety of automated and semi-automated equipment. Performs Blood Bank tests. Evaluates abnormal results. Prepares specimens for send-out. 2. Communication: Answers telephone inquiries professionally and courteously. Refers specimens to appropriate reference labs. Notifies physician or nursing unit of any critical value or unusual result. Communicates all Blood Bank problem patients to Blood Bank techs or the Medical Director. 3. QC/QI: Maintains and cleans equipment; replaces malfunctioning parts; troubleshoots instrumentation problems and performs repairs. Performs QC testing according to schedule. Performs CAP surveys on rotation. Checks reports and resolves any outstanding work or specimens. Adheres to safety regulations and attends safety seminars. 4. Documentation: Records all test results on the computer system, ensuring that patient identification, test names, and results are accurately recorded. Documents errors from RP. Documents all QC and completes corrective action forms. Completes appropriate QA forms recording all errors, issues and concerns, patient or physician complaints, and any other issues affecting patient care. 5. Special Assignments: Evaluates new procedures. Trains new employees. In the absence of the supervisor, schedules and coordinates the daily activities of the lab. Orders supplies as needed. Updates computer as instructed. Attends meetings and participates in lab project assignments.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1. The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in medical technology. (MT)ASCP registration or equivalent. 2. Six to twelve months of experience in a clinical laboratory setting, preferably in a related lab area.
Category: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Natick, MA
Hospital/Facility: MetroWest Medical Center
Shift Type: Nights