Covenant Health

Job Title
Medical Technologist
ID
3280415
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
GENERAL LABORATORY

Overview

Regional 

 

Medical Technologist, General Laboratory

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift (9:00pm - 7:30am, Rotating Weekends)

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

 

FSRMC Laboratory is a high volume lab with a family feel.  FSRMC performs >2 million tests per year.  Being a part of a large health system and being the primary reference lab for our system of 9 hospitals you will have the ability to see a wide array of patient and specimen types that can be challenging and exciting at the same time.  Aside from the everyday tests that most labs perform we are also capable of performing mycology, antibody investigations in blood bank, infectious disease testing and many special chemistry tests. 

 

We have state of the art instruments that include the Ortho Vision, Beckman Cellavision, Roche Cobas Pros, Beckman DXH 900s, Vitek 2, Cepied GenXpert, Beckman Iris, Stago Compact Maxs and many others.  Our patient population includes complex cancer patients, high risk OB/GYN patients, infectious disease patients and open heart patients.  We also have the privilege of being a part of a Primary Stroke Center which allows us to play an integral role in helping save precious brain function of stroke victims.

 

Position Summary: The Medical Technologist performs high complexity, routine and specialized clinical Lab tests for use in diagnosis and treatment of patients by physicians. The Medical Technologist is expected to use independent judgment to give the physician information to diagnose and treat illness. In addition, the MT is expected to consult with the physician about test results as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Perform high complexity tests as appropriate for testing department and shift.
  • Follow the Laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient results.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when the test process deviates from the Laboratory’s established performance specifications. Does not report patient results until all corrective action has been taken and test is performing as expected.
  • Perform proficiency testing samples and maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency-testing samples are tested in same manner as patient samples.
  • Adhere to Laboratory’s quality control policies; document all control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed. Perform all quality control as outlined in the procedural manuals.  Notify the Technical Specialist, Laboratory Manager, Charge Tech or Pathologist of out-of-control situations if problem cannot be resolved.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; either correct the problem or notify the Technical Specialist or Laboratory Manager if the problem cannot be resolved.
  • Assist in orientation, instruction and evaluation of students and new employees to the department.
  • Prepare various reagents and supplies according to precise formulas as needed.
  • Utilize the LIS in patient accessioning and resulting; monitor incomplete and collection lists.
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot Laboratory equipment and instruments, as specified.
  • Check Communication boards at least weekly.
  • Plan work to insure maximum productivity with minimum amount of ‘carry over’ work, while keeping overtime to a minimum. Responsible for communicating to the next shift and other appropriate staff needed information about patient samples or instrument performance.
  • Act as resource person for phlebotomy, if trained appropriately, including outpatients.
  • Review abnormal patient reports daily; normal reports weekly.
  • Maintain and disinfect work area.
  • Assist with coverage of the pneumatic tube system, processing and distributing specimens.
  • Handle biohazard wastes according to policy.
  • Assist in evaluation and validation of testing systems.
  • Perform any job-related duties assigned
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: None.

 

Licensure Requirement: Current Tennessee State License as a Medical Technologist.

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