Medical Technologist - Blood Bank
$10,000 sign-on bonus available!
Performs diagnostic testing following standardized procedures on patient samples, which aids physicians in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of various disease states. Resolves problems and interprets results as to accuracy, acceptability, and critical limits.
Processes specimens and performs testing; exercises judgment, evaluating test results with minimal guidance.
Meets expected turnaround time for test results.
Recognizes abnormal or unusual test results and determines course of action following predetermined criteria prior to reporting results.
Performs, records and evaluates quality control results and implements corrective action as appropriate.
Operates, maintains and troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment, correcting any malfunctions.
Documents and communicates technical and general information to appropriate individuals.
Ensures that adequate supplies and reagents are available to perform the required testing.
Assists in researching and evaluating new methods, procedures or equipment.
Participates in special projects and may help write procedures.
Trains other personnel in policies, procedures and protocols relating to their job duties; provides documentation as necessary.
Communicates and interfaces with hospital personnel, patients, medical staff and family members to ensure high quality patient care.
Communicates with coworkers, supervisors and management in a professional manner regarding work-related issues.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in medical technology or related field, or military or other education that meets requirements for certification as a Medical Technologist.
EXPERIENCE: Internship as a medical technologist or other comparable experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Medical Technologist, registered or registry-eligible By a national certifying organization such as ASCP HEW, NCA, etc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of quality control test measurements and regulations regarding analyzing specimens.
- Skill in evaluating tests and identifying measures outside the norm, and whether any follow up testing might be required.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
- Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs and apply basic algebraic concepts.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may potentially be exposed to infectious organisms during routine and emergency situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.