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Medical Lab Tech

Company: Staff St Vincent Phy Svs
Location: Worcester
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

Medical Lab Tech General Summary : Medical Lab Technician is responsible for processing patient specimens and performing medical laboratory testing under the direction of a physician. Essential Job Responsibilities: 1. Adheres to and supports the mission, purpose, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of Tenet Physician Resources. 2. Adheres to the Tenet HIPAA Compliance Plan and the Privacy Standards Confidentiality Agreement. 3. Demonstrates support for the Tenet Corporate Compliance Program by being knowledgeable of compliance responsibilities as expressed in the Code of Conduct; adhering to federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures policies that affect his/her specific job functions/responsibilities; and reporting compliance issues/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner. 4. Responsible for maintaining compliance with all regulatory agencies including CLIA/COLA, OSHA, and others. 5. Ensure quality control processes are completed and documented per regulatory authority guidance. 6. Manage CLIA-waived Testing and Controls for the lab. 7. Collect and process specimens for and perform basic and CLIA-waived and non-CLIA waived testing ordered by a physician or other licensed practitioner 8. Prepare cultures and media and operate a variety of clinical laboratory equipment for testing to the point of turning out results 9. Serve as a phlebotomist for the clinical, which requires special certification and entails drawing blood by skin punctures and venipuncture to provide samples for clinical analysis and testing 10. Process and label in-coming and out-going specimens 11. Prepare laboratory samples for outside labs, including the necessary paperwork 12. Support laboratory administrative and clerical functions, including patient recordkeeping and preparing and processing testing paperwork 13. Maintains laboratory materials and equipment and inventory 14. Ensure applicable equipment is operating at required temperatures and humidity 15. May also perform some limited tests for which the incumbent has specific training and provide support to other clinical departments. 16. Assist with other office functions as directed.Qualifications:Education: Graduate of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technology program Certification: Medical Lab Technician certification as well as State Certification when applicable. Experience : Must have a minimum of one year of experience working in a clinic lab setting. Performance Requirements: Knowledge: 1. General knowledge of clinical laboratory operations and equipment. 2. General knowledge of medical terminology pertinent to laboratory operations; applicable laws and regulations pertaining to clinical laboratory operations and patient confidentiality. 3. Working knowledge of CLIA-waived testing procedures, methods, and criteria. 4. Knowledge of the purposes, organization, and policies of the local community's health systems sufficient to interact with other health care providers. 5. Knowledge of the policies and procedures of a clinic sufficient to provide effective patient care. Skills: 1. Skill in problem solving. 2. Skill in computer hardware and software use. 3. Skill in verbal and written communication. 4. Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives. 5. Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action. 6. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third-party payers, patients, and the public. 7. Skill in organizing work, making assignments, and achieving goals and objectives. 8. Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting, and coordinating departmental policies and procedures. Abilities: 1. Ability to obtain vital signs and record them correctly. 2. Ability to use medical equipment, supplies and instruments. 3. Ability to understand and carry out written, oral and/or graphic instructions. 4. Ability to multi-task, manage details and organize efficiently and effectively. 5. Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies and procedures. 6. Ability to set priorities among multiple requests. 7. Ability to interact with patients, medical and administrative staff, and the public effectively. 8. Ability to use EMR, other relevant computer hardware and software, telephone, copier, fax machine and other standard medical office equipment. Equipment Operated: Must be able to operate medical office devices as well as standard office equipment including computers, fax machines, copiers, printers, telephones, calculators, etc. Work Environment: Position is in a well-lit office environment. Occasional evening and weekend work. Mental/Physical Requirements: Involves standing, bending, crouching or stooping approximately 75 percent of the day, walking or sitting the remainder, using computers and telephones. Ability to push, pull or lift objects greater than 50 pounds. Tactile, visual, auditory and olfactory senses intact. Must be able to write legibly. Manual dexterity and strength to perform medical procedures. Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians Primary Location: Worcester, Massachusetts Facility: Staff St Vincent Phy Svs Job Type: Full-time Shift Type: Days Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant s or employee s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.Associated topics: laboratory, medical lab science, microbiology, mlt, molecular, pathology, services, technician iii, technician laboratory, toxicology

Keywords: Staff St Vincent Phy Svs, Worcester, Medical Lab Tech, Healthcare, Worcester, Massachusetts

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