Reporting to the Laboratory Section Manager or Supervisor and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of clinical laboratory tests in order to obtain data for use in diagnosing patient illness. In doing so, receives and processes specimens, examines specimens and records test results. Provides test result information to approved callers and alerts appropriate personnel to abnormal rest results for immediate action. Clinical Laboratory Technician 1 may be assigned to work in any laboratory section. The following are general characteristics of this job, although duties may vary based on assigned area and/or shift.
SKILLS OR SPECIALIZATION REQUIRED:
A. Education and Training: An associates degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology/Medical Laboratory Technology. Successful completion of the NCAIASCP registry exam is preferred; alternate registrations are acceptable if equivalent. Other associates degrees acceptable with successful completion of the ASCP MLT registration exam, or the NCLS MLT certification exam.
C. Work Experience: No experience required.
D. Skills and Abilities
COGNITIVE SKILLS REQUIRED:
1. Ability to read and follow policies and procedures written in English. Ability to understand written and spoken English. Ability to remember and to understand the written and spoken word.
2. Knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
3. Ability to work on several projects at one time with good organizational skills, judgment and technical skills.
4. Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively and communicate with patients and other health care professionals.
5. High level of professionalism and skillful performance in stressful situations.
6. Analytical skills necessary in order to interpret routine tests, recognize abnormal test results and troubleshoot equipment.
7. Ability to access patient care areas as necessary and perform phlebotomy procedures.
Will they work rotating weekends? - every third
Will they be working alone? - No, weekdays with 4-5 other techs - weekends 2 other techs
Do they have to do phlebotomy? - if possible that would be great but not mandatory
Do they have to do blood bank? if so do they have gel or tube? do they have to do antibody IDs? No Blood bank assignment
Do they have to do microbiology? if so do they have to read plates? No Micro is only done on 1st shift here
What is their LIS system? EPIC
What equipment do they have in the lab that the traveler will be using? Sysmex XN for Hematology / Stago Compact Max for Coag / Beckman Ichem 100 for UA