Community Health Systems 193-006 Medical Technologist - Laboratory - Urgent Care - La Paloma - Full-Time - $3,000.00 Sign on Bonus in Tucson, Arizona

Description:

Summary: Performs moderate and high complexity tests in the clinical laboratory. Ensures that specimens are appropriate for test methodologies. Documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed. Assist customers with information regarding laboratory testing in a pleasant and professional manner.

Essential Functions:

  1. Consistently monitors specimens to ensure each specimen is appropriate for the test methodology utilized.

  2. Ensures that all tests are performed within turn around time limits with review of pending logs and stat boards to maintain compliance.

  3. Performs and documents quality control, calibration, and instrument maintenance per departmental procedure; documenting all corrective action taken when systems deviate from laboratory established performance criteria.

  4. Consistently uses critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify and correct issues that may adversely affect test performance or patient results.

  5. Performs proficiency testing within time guidelines as directed by departmental supervisors, and in the same manner as patient testing.

  6. Responds appropriately to changes in workload, assisting in other clinical areas as necessary. Assist in training students and staff as required. Consistently provides support to departmental supervisors and co-workers as required in all aspects of laboratory and Urgent Care.

  7. Effectively and appropriately communicates with supervisory staff regarding departmental needs or issues; including but not limited to timely responses to email correspondence, instrumentation issues, inventory or reagents.

  8. Monitors patient testing in the reference testing area, aliquot specimens, assists in management of pending logs by following up on overdue results, and enters reference test results as needed for timely patient care.

  9. Assist internal and external customers with information regarding laboratory testing or other tasks as required in a pleasant and professional manner.

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Qualifications

Education: Prefer Bachelor's Degree or qualified through alternative certification agency with experience and examination. Must meet CLIA Federal Register requirement.

Experience: Completion of a recognized medical technology program or two years experience in a clinical laboratory.

Skills: Ability to read, communicate, and document effectively through oral, written, or electronic means. Excellent skills in customer relations. Demonstrates the constant ability to prioritize and respond promptly to a changing workload. Ability to respond to multiple situations and questions that require sound judgments and action for quality patient care.

Licenses/Certifications: CPR Required, MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP) or equivalent, preferred.

Job: Laboratory

Organization: Northwest Medical Center Tucson

Location: AZ-Tucson

Requisition ID: 1730932