Medical Technologist (FLOAT) - Microbiology Department

Employer
Arbor Diagnostics
Location
North Branch, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 19, 2021
Closes
Aug 17, 2021
Ref
2260753568
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
JOB TITLE: Medical Technologist II (Registered) Float

DEPARTMENT: Laboratory

COMPLEXITY: High Complexity / Testing Personnel

EXPOSURE: Category 1: Performs tasks which involve exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

GRADE: 907

REPORTS TO: General Supervisor

LOCATION: Farmers Branch, TX

POSITION SUMMARY

The Medical Technologist II Float performs various scientific techniques for patient testing. This position provides coverage in multiple areas under the direction of the department's General Supervisor and in accordance with established guidelines and standard operating procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Performs Medical Technologist duties in multiple departments across the Laboartory.
  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures. Maintains proficiency and competency in performance for the testing menu of the division or section.
  • Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problem or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, or director.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specification.
  • Performs equipment validation, reagent optimization and validation following regulatory guidelines and procedures.
  • Keeps work area physically clean, organized and free of safety hazards.
  • Properly disposes of all bio-hazardous materials and chemically hazardous materials and prepares solutions and reagents in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Adheres to personnel policies including, but not limited to: schedules and attendance, performance evaluations, up to date safety training and continuing education required for competency as well as certification maintenance.
  • Participates in regulatory agency inspection readiness and onsite inspections.
  • Communicates effectively and timely as needed to co-workers, management, medical directors, and other divisions.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of this position as business needs warrant.

COMPETENCIES
  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE The incumbent demonstrates the technical capability and knowledge required for this role
  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS This role demonstrates the ability to understand relationship-orientated aspects of social effectiveness and to operate successfully in a variety of social exchanges
  • PRUDENCE This position must demonstrate a willingness to see the perspective of others and an inherent respect for divergent opinions
  • COURAGE The incumbent should demonstrate confidence and the ability to take calculated risks and challenge the status quo
  • DECISION MAKING This role will be required to display the ability to make good decisions and / or lead a sound decision-making process
  • INFLUENCING SKILLS This Leader will have the ability to successfully inspire peers, subordinates and managers in such a way that they believe in and are drawn to the core values of Arbor Diagnostics


PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
  • Performs tasks of high complexity
  • Ensures production and quality standards are maintained
  • Meets budget requirements by ensuring expenses are managed appropriately
  • Consistently delivers quality work during allotted timeframes
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and proficiency in Laboratory settings
  • Presents commitment to core values of the organization and ensures Laboratory employees do the same


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Education / Certifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a biological, chemical or clinical laboratory sciences or medical technology from an accredited institution
  • Certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP): MB, MLS, MLT and/or appropriate specialist certification(s)
  • Associate Degree in Laboratory Science with at least 60 semester hours which include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses that include 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination.


Experience / Abilities:
  • Minimum two years' experience in related high complexity testing
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to management multiple priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to maintain confidential information


TRAVEL AND HOURS
  • This position is full-time
  • No travel is required with this position


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • employee is regularly required to talk or hear
  • employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • employee is occasionally required to lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


EEO STATEMENT

It is the policy of Arbor Diagnostics, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, military status or any other characteristic prohibited by state or federal law.