Culberson Hospital Position Description Job
Title: Medical Technologist Department:
Laboratory Reports To: Laboratory Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt SUMMARY: Performs a full range of laboratory tests to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and the accuracy of test results and reporting laboratory findings to physicians in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Promotes and provides compassionate and quality patient care. QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledgeable of laboratory policy and procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. Knowledgeable of laboratory’s quality control policies. Knowledgeable about state and federal regulations of laboratory. Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures. Maintain discretion and confidentiality in communications. Knowledgeable about policies and procedures regarding reporting and release of protected health information (PHI).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operate and maintain the clinical analyzers Monitor Quality Control of patient testing, and to generate and distribute patient test result forms. Maintain records of Proficiency Testing physically and where appropriate, electronically showing that testing was performed. Adhere to laboratory’s quality control requirements on all patient testing to ensure accuracy. Document all quality control activities, instruments and procedural calibrations and perform maintenance. Identify problems and factors that adversely affect test performance and follow the laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptance levels of performance. Assess and verify the validity of patient test results through the evaluation of quality sample values prior to reporting patient results. Order and maintain equipment and supplies. Participate in various committees, meetings, in-service training as required. Participate actively in quality improvement programs. Perform preventive maintenance checks and report any problems to appropriate personnel. Participates as an active member of the hospital and departmental team to support special projects and activities. Maintain acceptable standards of patient treatment. Perform laboratory results on patients in a timely and professional manner. HR/JobD – Medical Technologist (09/2010)