Covenant Health

Job Title
Medical Technologist
ID
3481190
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
GENERAL LABORATORY

Overview

Methodist
 

 

Medical Technologist, General Laboratory

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Variable Shifts

 

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds

  • 25 ICU beds

  • 8 step-down beds

  • 38 emergency suites

  • 2 cath labs

  • 1 electrophysiology lab

  • 8 LDRP suites

  • 205 active and courtesy physicians

  • 1,192 employees 

Position Summary:

Performs routine and complex tests in blood bank, serology-urinalysis, coagulation, chemistry, hematology, and microbiology using various manual and automated approved procedures. Assists technical specialists with technical management of assigned sections.

 

Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || kkarnes@covhlth.com || 865-374-5391

Responsibilities

  • Performs high quality work with speed and accuracy.
  • Assumes responsibility for proper quality control measures.
  • Performs and records quality control data and reports results accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoots instruments and reagent problems and performs preventative maintenance as scheduled.
  • Properly operates equipment, performs preventative maintenance and records action taken.
  • Assists in the training of MLT students and new employees as assigned by the technical specialist.
  • Notifies physician or designated nurse when panic values are observed in testing.
  • Exercises use of cost conscious methods as set forth by the technical specialist (use of time, punctuality, supplies).
  • Assumes responsibility for the area in the absence of the technical specialist.
  • Performs work using independent judgment and organizational skills to meet established deadlines.
  • Collects blood specimens as necessary using established techniques for the various age groups assigned.
  • Performs and documents Quality Control functions under the direction of the technical specialist.

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:

Must possess knowledge obtained by formal education, previous experience, or on-the-job training of instruments and quality control methods for those procedures assigned. Must possess knowledge of blood bank, hematology, serology, urinalysis, chemistry, and microbiology obtained by formal education. Must have or acquire the computer skills necessary to perform assigned duties.

 

Licensure Requirements:

Must be licensed in the State of Tennessee as a medical technologist. 

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