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Medical Technologist - Per Diem

Apply Job ID 10654983 Date posted 01/23/2019
Summit Medical Group is hiring for a Per Diem Medical Technologist to join our Pathology Lab. This position will be working in Microbiology. The Medical Technologist is responsible for:
  • Demonstrates & documents competencies annually based on testing performed in the laboratory.
  • Processes/evaluates patient specimens in accordance to SOP, including reference lab specimens. Resolves issues with specimens that are time/temperature sensitive.
  • Performs daily temperature and humidity checks for room, refrigerators, freezers, incubators, and/or water baths.
  • Performs routine instrument maintenance following manufacturer's specifications (including startup and shut down) and documents appropriately.
  • Corrects basic instrument malfunctions and documents them. Communicates instrumentation status to appropriate staff members and notifies vendor to schedule service calls.
  • Performs instrument calibrations following manufacturer's specifications.
  • Utilizes standard quality control practices in decision making to ensure reliable testing and proper regulatory compliance.
  • Performs proficiency testing in a manner and time frame that is consistent with good laboratory practice. Receives >=80% on all graded proficiencies.
  • Performs and approves specimen testing using sound judgment and evaluation. Releases results in accordance with departmental policy.
  • Performs Stat and routine orders within established time frames.
  • Communicates and logs critical values according to SOP.
  • Monitors inventory levels, prepares order, and has supervisor sign off on order. Anticipate shortages and prepares for absence during vacation or days off.
  • Demonstrates competence by utilizing LIS for all applicable functions to perform job duties, including downtime procedures.
  • Maintains laboratory area in an orderly fashion, free of unnecessary clutter. Keeps area stocked with supplies.
  • Takes appropriate action to resolve issues regarding problem specimens/orders.
  • Adapts work schedule to meet emergency staffing needs.

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