|Location||Monroe County Hospital - Georgia|
The medical technologist positon is responsible for conducting laboratory tests which provide information to physicians for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases in patients.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
- Performs clinical laboratory tests such as: hematology, immunohematology, chemistry, bacteriology, serology, parasitology, endocrinology, general immunology, and urinalysis.
- Reviews relevant laboratory reports for extraordinary results and clinical errors before they are reported to patient’s medical record, including reports on procedures processed in reference laboratories.
- Operates and maintains laboratory instrumentation.
- Logs performance of equipment, including daily temperature checks.
- Assesses any equipment malfunction and uses appropriate action/protocols to correct.
- Orders, evaluates, records, and prints test results using lab computer. Executes procedures for ordering, processing, and reporting reference lab specimens.
- Records patient encounters in lab chart when appropriate. Records lab results on hospital patient information system as appropriate.
- Ensures charges that are generated are accurate and timely.
- Performs quality controls and documents quality control for each lab procedures on a daily basis. Follows defined protocol for investigating out-of-control runs and implements necessary remedial action.
- Prepares reagents for use in lab procedures.
- Reads functional section policy and procedures manuals at least annually.
- Participate in research and development of new procedures and changes to extant procedures, as appropriate and/or necessary.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This position operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the hospital. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and some mechanical equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of patient conditions and elements. The noise level is moderate to quiet.
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and listen.
This position and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full time position in a health care facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holidays and weekends are required (MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS). Working during inclement weather will be required. Shifts may vary, but working hours may be up to approximately 12 hours.
Required Education and Experience:
- Minimum Bachelors’ degree in Medical Technology.
- Successful completion of an examination approved by the Georgia State Department of Human Resources (GDHR).
- Successful completion of required Medical Technologist certificate.
- Demonstrated ability to perform medical laboratory procedures in accordance with the policies and protocols in effect (assessed within 90 days of hire).
- Familiarity with the technology related to practice in the assigned functional sections.