This position will function in a fast paced general pediatric setting. The ideal candidate will demonstrate professionalism and excellent communication skills to foster and contribute to a collegial environment, with the primary focus of providing outstanding care to our patients and their families. The Certified Medical Technologist must have experience in hematology, urine microscopy, capillary blood drawing (fingers & heels) helpful. The technologist performs tests and procedures that pediatric physicians or healthcare personnel order. Must have knowledge of CLIA and OSHA rules and regulations.
Collect blood specimens and perform hematology, chemistry and microbiology testing in house.
Perform other in house tests as ordered, including urinalysis, microscopy, rapid strep screens and throat cultures.
Collect, process and prepare specimens to be sent to reference laboratory.
Communicate with reference laboratory as needed regarding specimens, procedures, supplies.
Utilize Allscripts Electronic Health Record as required for reporting tests and communicating with providers.
Perform routine maintenance, calibration and standardization of laboratory instruments.
Perform and report quarterly proficiency testing.
Perform and document quarterly medical records check to confirm quality assurance per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA). Also assist in preparation for CLIA inspection/certification (minimally every two years, or for unannounced inspections).
Keep daily and monthly statistics of laboratory tests.
Maintain inventory/order laboratory supplies.
Maintain Quality Assurance of laboratory. Ensure integrity of reagents and controls by carefully keeping track of expiration dates.
Maintain neat, clean, orderly laboratory.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Certified as a Medical Technologist by the Board of Registry of ASCP or National Certification Agency (NCA) or American Medical Technologist (AMT)
Minimum 1-year experience
Experience in a physician office setting preferred
Experience working with a pediatric population preferred
Experience with an Electronic Health Record (E.H.R.) preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Self-directed and self-motivated with the ability to multitask
Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory equipment and safety including the use of hazardous chemicals, biological safety cabinets, and personal protective equipment.
Must have knowledge of CLIA rules and regulations to assure lab is CLIA certified. Complete any paperwork required.
Must have good analytical judgment.
Ability to work under pressure, strong problem-solving skill, and attention to detail.
There will be a combination of standing, walking and sitting in this position. Must be able to get up and down out of a chair without difficulty, as there will be movement between blood collection and working with laboratory instruments.
Strength is needed to hold patients during specimen collection.
Exposure to blood borne pathogens and respiratory conditions is possible in this position.
Physical effort and physical work environment
Daily carrying, lifting (up to 20 pounds), pulling, pushing
Daily crouching, stooping
Daily feeling, handling, reaching
Daily spoken expression, visual acuity
Daily noise (children crying)
Spends 75% or more of her/his time inside