Community Health Systems Medical Technologist - LIS Coordinator- Laboratory in Oro Valley, Arizona

Description:

This Medical Technologist - LIS Coordinator is a full-time - days (afternoon shift) - working in the laboratory at Oro Valley Hospital

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. Assists customers with information regarding laboratory testing in a pleasant and professional manner. Responsible for information maintenance of the laboratory software and system modules.

Essential Functions:

  1. Ensures that all necessary actions are taken and documented whenever there is significant deviation from the laboratory established policies and procedures.

  2. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of results and either corrects the problem or immediately notifies the laboratory supervisor or director.

  3. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.

  4. Adheres to the laboratory's quality control and quality improvement policies.

  5. Documents all quality control activities.

  6. Documents instrument/ procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.

  7. Performs patient testing according to laboratory policy and procedure.

  8. Results and reports critical value results according to policy and procedure.

  9. Responds appropriately to changes in workload, assisting in other areas of the clinical laboratory as necessary.

  10. Ensures that patient testing is completed in a timely manner by following laboratory policy for pending logs.

  11. Tests proficiency samples as directed by the supervisory staff ensuring that the samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.

  12. Assists in inventory control and ordering of supplies by alerting the supervisor or other appropriate individuals of supply needs in a timely fashion.

  13. Communicates observations, facts, and comments to the appropriate supervisor or laboratory director.

  14. Maintains Information Systems software and system modules related to laboratory information. Performs audits and software installation / updates as needed. In conjunction with the Lab Director, maintains procedure codes for charge master.

  15. Assists in preparing required reports by compiling information.

  16. Assists in implementing policies and procedures for department operations. Performs policy and procedure updates and revision, as requested by the Lab Director or Supervisor.

  17. Demonstrates the ability to "troubleshoot" instrumentation issues.

  18. Assists in the training of laboratory staff/students as required.

  19. When requested by the Lab Director or Supervisor, performs quality and process improvement reviews and sign-offs.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or Bachelor's Degree in closely related field, or Associate's degree in MLT with appropriate related experience needed to obtain required certification.

Experience: At least two (2) years experience as a Medical Technologist required, preferably in a hospital setting.

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: Required: MT or equivalent (i.e., ASCP specialty, CLS/MT, AMT, etc.) certification or MLT or MT certification with comparable laboratory experience.

Job: Laboratory

Organization: Oro Valley Hospital

Location: AZ-Oro Valley

Requisition ID: 1829804