Covenant Health

Job Title
Medical Technologist
ID
3886016
Facility
Morristown-Hamblen Health System
Department Name
GENERAL LABORATORY

Overview

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Medical Technologist, General Laboratory

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for new graduates

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced candidate

 

Morristown Hamblen Overview:

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has 167 licensed beds and 23 emergency suites. The hospital offers outstanding ancillary services including Laboratory, Radiology and Therapy services. At our Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, women can have their annual mammograms, biopsies, and can meet with a nurse navigator if needed. The Women’s Center offers six newly remodeled labor and delivery suites and has a secure nursery for the care of our newborns. It serves an eight-county region in the Lakeway Area and is equipped with modern technologies and expert staff to provide the best possible patient care. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.morristownhamblen.com/.

 

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.

 

 

Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || kwoods8@covhlth.com || 865-374-5403

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, Laboratory Supervisor 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.
  • Handle biohazard wastes according to policy.
  • Assist in evaluation and validation of testing systems.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all patient, co-worker and business information at all times.
  • Use proper judgment in releasing information; analyzer situations and take appropriate actions.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Six (6) months experience is desired, but not required.

 

Licensure Requirement

Current Tennessee State License as a Medical Technologist. Certification by ASCP or NCA is preferred.

 

Physical Requirement:

Must successfully pass color blindness test.

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