Medical Laboratory Technician - PRN (as needed) in Hickory, NC at Frye Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

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Job Description

Frye Regional Medical Center

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever before. Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence, quality and patient safety with LifePoint Health's financial resources and extensive operational experience - making our hospital even stronger. 
Duke LifePoint Healthcare's pledge to our hospital and the communities we serve is quality, expertise and commitment.
  • Quality is the cornerstone of Duke LifePoint, and it is the central focus of everything the organization and our hospital strive to achieve. 
  • Duke LifePoint pledges to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to strengthen the already excellent care our hospital delivers. 
  • And, Duke LifePoint's commitment is to work collaboratively with our hospital to make our community healthier by strengthening local healthcare delivery for the future.  
For more information about Duke LifePoint, visit www.dukelifepointhealthcare.com
Job Description:
  1. DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES
    1. Performs duties as outlined in departmental procedure manuals.
    2. Performs and evaluates a variety of technical procedures with precision and accuracy.
    3. Utilizes accepted procedures and techniques for test and quality control with the aid of automated, semi-automated and/or manual methodologies.
    4. Must be able to assist Section Leader in meeting section’s operational and accreditation requirements.
  2. CHEMISTRY/SPECIAL CHEMISTRY
    1. Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures using the following instrumentation/equipment/processes: Chemistry Clinical Analyzers, Osmometer, Fetal Fibronectin, Reference Lab Process, Centrifuges
  3. HEMATOLOGY/URINALYSIS/COAGULATION
    1. Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures the following instrumentation/equipment/processes: Hematology instrumentation, Manual Hematology, Bone Marrow processing, Sed Rate instrument, Body Fluid and Semen Analysis testing, Urinalysis instrumentation, Manual Urinalysis testing, Coagulation instrumentation, Manual Coagulation testing, Verify Now instrumentation, Centrifuges and Microscopes.
  4. MICROBIOLOGY
    1. Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures the following instrumentation/equipment/processes: Specimen planting and initial processing, Operation of Micobiology Instrumentation, Incubators, Proficient at staining, reading and reporting gram stains, Biological Hoods, Blood Culture Instrumentation, Microscope, Able to perform stool studies, serology tests and other rapid procedures.
    2. Able to read and interpret microbiological growth on plated media
  5. TRANSFUSION MEDICINE/SEROLOGY
    1. Must be able to operate and report patient results in accordance with written department procedures the following instrumentation/equipment/processes: Star Information System, HorizonLab Laboratory Information System – General Lab, Mediware Blood Bank Information System, Cell Washing Centrifuge, Serofuge, Microscope, Frozen Component Thawing Equipment, Serology Rotator, Sterile Tubing Welder, Perform Type and Screens, Perform cross matches, Perform antibody workups
  6. Performs the operations of the department and adheres to policies and procedures to effectively produce quality laboratory services.
    1. Uses processes and systems that are efficient and cost-effective while delivering quality services 
    2. Remains current on regulatory, legal and corporate expectations and ensures compliance
    3. Utilizes policies and procedures to provide direction and effectively perform in the Laboratory
    4. Participates in and is responsible for department achieving accrediting reviews (JCAHO, CAP, CLIA, etc)
    5. Monitors overall supply usage and inventory levels to achieve cost containment goals
    6. Monitors department maintenance and safety
    7. Ensures laboratory competency in performance and reporting of proficiency testing by maintaining and reporting appropriate documentation of data as required by accrediting agencies and hospital policy.
  7. Enter/receive/review/organize orders and test results in Laboratory Information System using the following Information Systems to perform job (minimal): Star Information System, HorizonLab Laboratory Information System, Email system.
  8. Assists in the training of all Laboratory staff and any Laboratory affiliated students to ensure that they are trained to deliver quality services.
    1. Maintains knowledge regarding the duties and responsibility of all positions in the lab, so able to offer expert advice, guidance, training etc. to assist other staff members in performing their jobs and assist directly, when necessary.
    2. Utilizes and teaches accepted procedures and techniques for processing, testing, quality control and troubleshooting with the aid of automated, semi-automated and/or manual methodologies.      
  9. Monitors quality indicators and recommends improvements in department processes and procedures and actively participates in monitoring and improving TQM/PI programs.
    1. Monitors periodic reports of quality indicators.
    2. Participates in Quality Management improvement projects.
  10. Interacts with other members of laboratory and hospital teams to ensure services of the laboratory are effective in meeting their goals, objectives and budget targets.
    1. Actively participates in meetings, committees and projects.
    2. Meets annual expectations for attendance at Ethics, Forums, department meetings and other required training/workshop sessions.
    3. Takes initiative for self-development and responds professionally to feedback from supervisor to enhance performance.

Job Requirements

  • Associate degree from a recognized community college or technical institute
  • Certification (or registry eligible) as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists registered or equivalent agency
  • Has had at least one year exposure to clinical laboratory techniques comparable to those performed in this laboratory.
  • Clinical internships of twelve months duration meet this requirement.

  • Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran