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Genesis Health System Lab Technician, MLT in Eldridge, Iowa

Position Title: Lab Technician, MLT

Department: GHG-Eldridge Lab

Purpose: Provides quality phlebotomy and laboratory services for patients by following regulatory guidelines and requirements for specimen collection, handling, processing, test analysis, quality assurance, reporting, maintenance of equipment, and record keeping while demonstrating Genesis Health System's standards of behavior. Recognizes quality assurance problems and resolves or refers to supervisor.

Report To: Supervisor, Laboratory

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Auditors/Review Agencies


Education: Associate's Degree

Field Of Study: Health Care Studies

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred:

Licensure/Registration: MLT (ASCP) or equivalent within one year of hire

Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people. These may be fellow employees, customers, the public or others outside the organization. Communications are of limited difficulty. Interactions usually involve short, straightforward exchanges of information. The job requires a limited amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions are non-stressful encounters and dealing with uncomplicated problem situations.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes