Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Tuesday - Friday Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 80
Shift Time: 4:00am - 2:30pm Location: Medical Center, US:FL:Lakeland
Summary: Responsible for performing test procedures authorized by the Medical Laboratory Director; with the degree of skill commensurate with individual education, training, experience and technical abilities. Ensure that all laboratory testing is performed according to established protocols or procedures. Exercise professional judgment in evaluation and assessment of test performance, sample integrity, result accuracy and validity. Follows all safety practices and maintains ongoing competency to ensure high quality testing services.
Detailed responsibilities: * People At The Heart Of All We Do - Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration. - Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care. - Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created. * Safety And Performance Improvement - Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety. - Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work. - Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work. * Stewardship - Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities. - Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures. * Standard Work Duties: Medical Technologist - Participates in day-to-day operations in the laboratory to facilitate workflow, maximize output, and decrease turnaround times - Follows laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient results - Utilizes job knowledge, judgment, and problem solving skills to ensure specimen quality - Operates, troubleshoots, and takes appropriate action when needed on all test systems - Identifies issues that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and takes appropriate action including supervisory notification if indicated - Participates in laboratory quality assurance programs including proficiency testing - Follows established safety and biohazard procedures and standard precautions at all times. Disposes of biohazard waste following laboratory protocols (Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan) - Monitor quality control of laboratory instruments and test assays. Communicate with supervisor as needed. Responsible for routine preventive maintenance, minor repair, and troubleshooting of instruments - Supports professional development by assisting with training and/or competency assessments for coworkers, new employees, and students. - Ensures exceptional customer service is provided through prompt follow-up to requests for information via telephone or computer
Qualifications & Experience
Education: Essential: * Bachelor Degree
Education equivalent experience: Essential: * Degree as Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP) or equivalent with laboratory internship as required by CLIA '88 and State of Florida qualifications for licensure.
Licenses Essential: Maintain an active status for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist under the rules of the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Department of Health/Division of Medical Quality Assurance) for the disciplines of practice that are performed. Completes required continuing education credits to maintain licensure.
Certifications Essential: Maintains an active status for licensure either as Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) under the rules of the Board of Clinical Personnel (Department of Health/Division of Medical Quality Assurance) for the disciplines of practice that are performed Certifications Preferred: National Registry (ASCP, NCA, etc.) at a Technologist level or higher
Essential: Completion of an approved MLS program Preferred: 3+ years of experience in professional/technical role or other work appropriate to the team.
Internal Number: 5702
About Lakeland Regional Health
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