Mary Greeley Medical Center Medical Lab Technician in Ames, Iowa
Under general supervision, performs analytical procedures designed to aid physicians in diagnosing disease and monitoring current patient status. Under general direction, provides generalized and specialized professional laboratory skills in caring for neonatal through geriatric patients in the Laboratory and Blood Bank. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Performs clinical laboratory test procedures and reports results via computer terminals accurately and efficiently while screening for abnormal results and instrumentation malfunction.
Maintains the quality of laboratory instruments, equipment, and procedures.
Performs internal quality control on all test procedures.
Obtains majority of laboratory specimens from the patient by phlebotomy; safely handles potentially hazardous specimens and materials.
Communicates with physicians, nurses, patients, the general public, and regarding laboratory procedures.
Updates knowledge and skills necessary to keep abreast of medical advances pertinent to laboratory testing at MGMC.
Handles evidence in legal blood alcohol and sexual assault cases according to legally required protocol. May be required to give depositions and/or testify at related trials.
Participates in external proficiency testing programs.
Performs related work as required.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Graduation from a program with an Associates Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science Program (Medical Lab Tech).
De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire
Working knowledge of the following areas: chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, microbiology, immunohematology and transfusion therapy, immunology, phlebotomy, and blood gas analysis.
All clinical night staff routinely working between the hours of 2300-0700 that work in Acute Rehab, Med Tele, Med Surg, Birthways, PEDS, NICU, and Oncology AND all clinical staff that work in Nursing Support Team, Behavioral Health, ED, ICCU, and House Managers will be required to take the combative patient response team training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment. Individuals less than 18 years old are excluded.
Registration or registry eligible as a Medical Laboratory Technician with an approved national certification agency. If not already registered with an approved national certification agency, must pass Board of Registry examination within one year of employment.
Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Ability to interpret results in light of current patient status using problem-solving skills and time management techniques to report accurate patient results in a timely manner.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for neonatal through geriatric patients.
Ability to recognize and analyze problems and come to a logical and timely solution to ensure accurate patient reports. Skilled in performing automated and manual test procedures.
Active listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: