Medical Technologist (Fayette, AL)/MLT

Performance Planning
Obtains and/or prepares specimens for laboratory testing. Performs automated and non-automated laboratory tests providing quality lab results for inpatient and outpatient customers to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, according to established policies and procedures.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Performs both basic and advanced emergency, therapeutic, and diagnostic laboratory procedures with knowledge regarding age specific laboratory needs of the neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient.
Calibrates, standardizes, operates, maintains, and troubleshoots various instruments following established procedures. Performs quality control to ensure proper functioning of instruments, reagents, and procedures. Recognizes instrument malfunctions or out-of-control test results and takes appropriate corrective action.
Responsible for all documentation required for the tasks performed.
Adheres to infection control and safety practices according to policies and procedures
Responsible for training and teaching theory and practical applications to others as directed by laboratory management. Participates and /or assists in teaching continuing education courses.
Inventories and stocks supplies. Checks, inspects, and ensures proper storage and handling.
Answers inquiries about test results, methodology, specificity, sensitivity, and interpretation.
May be assigned as "Charge Tech" as required.
Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Anyone hired after January 1, 2008 must be certified (MT or CLS) by one of the following nationally recognized certification agencies: American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA), the American Medical Technologist (AMT), or the American Association of Bio-analysts (AAB). If an employee does not meet the certification requirement within 18 months of employment, he/she will no longer qualify for this position.
Abilities are demonstrated in areas of assigned responsibilities by successful completion of annual laboratory competency testing. Must be flexible and adaptable to handle all kinds of different and/or difficult situations. Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
Working ConditionsMust possess above average manual dexterity and fine motor skills. Able to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time, reach, and bend. Is able to lift a maximum of 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Vision and hearing must be normal or corrected to normal. Must possess normal color vision.

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