Job Description

SUMMARY Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Service Director and according to

established policies and procedures, performs various Clinical Laboratory tests in

one or more sections of the Laboratory. Analyzes and interprets test results and

ensures accuracy of same. Uses technical competencies and judgment to respond

and handle situations as they arise. Assists with the Laboratory PI program, ordering

of supplies, developing procedures and other areas as needed. Senior technologists

assume responsibility for charge duties when the Lab Service Director or Assistant

Lab Director is not on-site.

DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES

Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and

Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.

Participates in Performance Improvement activities such as

chairing/participating in PI teams, giving input to resolve/improve

issues.

Assists in procedure development, scheduling and other areas as needed.

Volunteers to fill shift vacancies and accommodates schedule to meet

department needs.

People Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and

procedures in performance.

Collaborates with inter and intraprofessional colleagues to ensure

quality outcomes.

Communicates liaisons, instructs, and dialogs appropriately with

health care providers, patients, and vendors on issues such as test

interpretation, recommendations for alternate testing, instrumentation

and problems with specimens/methodology.

Pursues solutions to technical or personnel problems and

communicates to appropriate person.

Quality:

Completes annual education requirements.

Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency

validation requirements.

Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the

identification and reduction of unsafe practices.

Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare,

prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with

patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional

standards of care.

Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and

communicable conditions.

Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk

assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.

Other duties as assigned.

Follows the St. Joseph Medical Center Guidelines related to the

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),

designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected

Health Information (PHI).

Monitors, operates, troubleshoots, and performs quality control,

calibration, and maintenance on instrumentation in assigned area.

Identifies, documents, and takes corrective actions whenever test

systems are outside designated parameters.

Assesses, processes, and analyzes specimens and reports results

according to established policies and procedures. Maintains records

of quality control and patient test results.

Performs and documents proficiency testing in the same manner as

patient samples.

Applies knowledge of clinical significance of test results and

communicates accurately and in a timely manner to the

appropriate medical personnel.

Supportive of the compliance program set forth by Steward and

demonstrated by:

Upholds the Steward Standards of Conduct and Corporate

Compliance.

Adheres to and helps to enforce all compliance policies

relevant to his/her area.

Assures timely compliance education as requested by the

Regional Compliance & Safety Officer and/or through

corporate initiatives.

Growth: Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of

practice, trends, and developments.

Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship

with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.

Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field.

Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality

patient care.

Ensures adequate supplies, reagents and materials by inventorying

supplies, ordering and/or re- stocking supplies.

Additional responsibilities for Lead Medical Technologist:

Monitors and orders supplies through the materials management

system.

MINIMUM

KNOWLEDGE,

SKILLS AND

ABILITIES

One of the following certifications is required for Medical Technologist:

CLS (NCA), MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), or MT (AMT)

Recent graduates from approved program within the last 6 months must be

certified within 12 months after hire.

For ASCP certification after 2004 must maintain active credential status to

maintain employment.

For AMT certification must maintain active credential status to maintain

employment.

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or closely

related science and successful completion of a CAHEA approved

program in Medical Technology

Technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to area in

order to effectively communicate with physicians, health team members,

and patients and their families.

Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision in order to

independently carry out the duties of the position.

Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Basic computer knowledge; LIS and HIS

Ability to perform routine and specialized laboratory procedures.

Ability to work under stress in order to perform effectively in the

position.

Demonstrates flexibility and initiative in workflow management.

PREFERRED Bi- or multilingual

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