Microbiology Med Tech Full Time Second Shift
Advocate Aurora Health
West Allis, Wisconsin
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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 23:59:59 GMT
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Full-timeEstimated: $38,000 – $54,000 a year2 hours ago
– Communication skills
– Medical Technologist
– Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification
– ASCP Certification
– Bachelor’s degree
Full Job Description
Performs laboratory testing of biological specimens in an acute setting in any/all specialty areas using manual or automated techniques. Uses independent judgment and cognitive skills to report timely and accurate laboratory results.
Performs, evaluates, and monitors laboratory tests as authorized within established protocols, selecting and performing itional procedures when indicated. Monitors workflow and makes necessary adjustment to complete work in an appropriate time frame.
Evaluates results for clinical significance, validity and appropriateness. Follows prescribed policy in the reporting and notification of test results.
Performs and documents calibration, maintenance and repair of instruments and equipment. Recognizes indicators of test and/or instrument malfunction; evaluates and implements appropriate corrections.
Performs, documents and reviews quality control and quality assurance for improvement according to established protocol. Evaluates quality control results and takes corrective action when indicated.
Ascertains that specimens are properly labeled and suitable for testing. Collects specimens from newborn, pediatric, and adult patients according to established protocol.
Provides general direction, training, competency review and technical l assistance to medical laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, and support staff. Assists in the development of education and training protocols; instructs students, residents and new team members as assigned.
Assists in improving the quality and efficiency of laboratory procedures, policies, and processes. Ensures compliance with all accrediting agency standards, supporting CAP Regulatory requirements in an acute setting.
Performs internal and external proficiency testing in the same manner as patient samples.
Performs specialty testing in areas including transfusion services, microbiology, chemistry, hematology, histology, coagulation, and flow cytometry. Supports the disease specific accreditations of an institution by meeting turn- around time goals.
Provides direct support and timely, accurate laboratory results for critical care departments such as the ED, ICU and OR during a high acuity patient event. This includes transfusion services, attending codes, performing testing on irretrievable samples, tissue grinding and gram stains, mass casualty procedures, and mass transfusion procedures.
2:30pm – 11:00pm, weekend and holiday rotations
Licenses & Certifications
Medical Technologist (MT) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), or
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) needs to be obtained within 1 year, or
Medical Technologist (MT) certification issued by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) needs to be obtained within 1 year.
Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or related field.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include alternate site assignment.
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