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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Job Number 68889
Posted 12/30/2019
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Lab - Chemistry ARG
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Pool/Per Diem
Shift Variable
Hours variable
Job Details


GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The Laboratory Technologist will perform various lab procedures related to the collection and testing of patient specimens, and will perform procedures related to equipment maintenance. Job functions are generally performed within the laboratory and on patient care units.Other duties related to department functions are performed asassigned. This position requires performance of OSHA Category-I tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1. Collect and/or receive specimens from patients.

2. Prepare specimens for analysis.

3. Analyze specimens and report results; enter orders and results into the computer.

4. Perform and troubleshoot quality control procedures.

5. Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshoot problems as appropriate.

6. Assist with instruction of students and new employees.

7. Develop and implement new procedures as assigned.

8. Investigate procedural problems to determine cause, and resolve problems as qualified.

9. Assist physicians with interpretation oftest results as qualified.

10. Perform tasks and responsibilities related to department functions as assigned (including but not limited to: department and hospital committees; safety program; continuing education; staffing schedule; information systems; regulatory compliance; point-of-care program;liaison with other department(s); quality/performance improvement program;policy & procedure manual maintenance; timecard & payroll records;cross-coverage of other department positions).

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:As assigned

EDUCATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Baccalaureate degree in a laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) orthe National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or equivalent, as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist(CLS) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,

Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution, and certified by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)or the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or equivalent, as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) or be eligible to take the registry exam and successfully obtain certification within two years of hire date; or,

High school diploma and previously qualified as a technologist under 42 CFR 493.1433 published March 14, 1990, and certifiedby HHS (HEW) as a Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT).

BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical position.

De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation

AVAILABILITYREQUIREMENTS:

1. Normally 8-hour shifts, which may be day, evenings, or night. Shift assignment may be on a rotational or fixed basis, and may included weekends and holidays. Periodic overtime may be required.

2. Periodic callback may be required on both standard and non-standard shifts to meet patient needs.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Related experience preferred but not required

2. Experience with computers preferred but not required

3. Must complete a structured training program,with experience, at A.R. Gould Hospital or elsewhere

4. Must undergo orientation/training period

PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:

1. Sitting. 1-3 hours/day.

2. Standing. 4-7 hours/day.

3. Walking. 4-7 hours/day

4. Lifting. 25-50lbs with good body mechanics.

5. Twisting. Moderate, 130-480 or greater twists/day.

6. Bending. 130-480 bends hours/day.

7. Squatting/Kneeling. 0-1 hours/day.

8. Endurance. Light energy requirements.

9. Wrist Position. Moderate deviation.

10. Pinching. Frequent, 500 pinches per day.

11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. 500/day or more.

12. Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required.

13. Either Handedness. 70%- 100% of job cycle time.

14. Both Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time.

15. Sight.Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision. And requires both red/green and blue/violet color discrimination.

16. Hearing.Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

17. Speech.Frequent clear speaking ability required.

18. Exposure to Infection. High.

ENVIROMENT FACTORS:



1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 - 80F.

2. Noise.Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.

3. WorkingwithOthers. Close association is frequent and compromises a major portion of the job.

4. ConfinedSpacesorCrampedBodyPositions.Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (2-10 hours per week).

5. BodyInjuries. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury - deep cuts, fractures or permanent disabling injuries. Moderate likelihood of needlestick injury.

6. MovingObjects. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.

7. ToxicConditions. Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

8. WorkingwithOthers. Great, association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.

9. RoleAmbiguity. Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.

COGNITIVE:

1. Problem-Solving Skills. Frequent problem-solving skills required.

2. Judgment/Assessment.Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.

3. Supervision.Supervises zero individuals and must perform functions involved with supervi­sionof employees in the particular department.

4. Reading/Comprehension.Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 10 level of instructions.

5. Math/Arithmetic.Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, andc alculate percentages.

EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT:

1. ComposureUnderWorkingConditions(including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors). Must remain calm and exercise self-control inworking relation­ships with patients, staff, and visitors.

2. CopingSkillsforStressesAssociatedwithIllness,Disability,Dyingand/orDeath. Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on a regular basis; may be present at the deathbed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.

3. Present a neat appearance and professional image

4. Good judgment, discretion, tact, courtesy,and etiquette

5. Professional, ethical, mature, and caring manner and attitude

6.Good communication skills, and ability to work with people

7. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information



Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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