Lab Med Technician, Blood Bank, Perdiem @ Holy Name Medical Center - Teaneck, NJ

Job Overview

11 days ago

Lab Med Technician, Blood Bank, Perdiem

Holy Name Medical Center - Teaneck, NJ

Job Title: Med Lab Technologist, Bloodbank - Perdiem

Department: Blood Bank Laboratory

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary: Performs moderate to high complexity testing.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology.

Experience: Blood Bank experience preferred. Recent graduates are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Certification/License: ASCP certification required, SBB desirable.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Evaluates specimens and test orders for acceptability and determines rejections according to established guidelines.
  • Accessions specimens with accuracy. Maintains and assures positive identity of all patient specimens, specimen types and aliquots throughout the analytical process.
  • Follows laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses and reporting and maintaining records of patient tests results.
  • Identifies, labels and stores specimens properly, according to laboratory policy.
  • Organizes work to maintain efficient workflow.
  • Performs and records tests in one or more sections of the Laboratory under the indirect supervision of a section supervisor according to Lab policy.
  • Performs all emergency procedures required within the section according to lab policy.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of difficult principles, procedures and techniques and the ability to make independent judgements on the basis of scientific knowledge. Supervises personnel of less skill and experience.
  • Meets acceptable turnaround time for the department.
  • Meets productivity standards of the department.
  • Recognizes testing errors/discrepancies or problems affecting test results. Either corrects the problem or notifies appropriate supervisor on a timely basis.
  • Operates all instruments according to accepted written protocols.
  • Recognizes and identifies instrument problems.
  • Resolves instrument problems or contacts appropriate technical service representative or Clinical Engineering when necessary.
  • Performs and documents all routine and non-routine maintenance as in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Performs and documents all Quality Control according to established Laboratory protocol.
  • Follows laboratory established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within laboratory’s acceptable level of performance. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Performs proficiency testing. Ensures that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement projects as requested.
  • Calls and documents abnormal, critical or STAT results according to established protocol.
  • Correlates test results with diagnosis and/or compares with previous results if available. Recognizes and resolves problems or inconsistencies.
  • Assists in maintaining legible, accurate and complete section records and files. Assists in compiling statistical data for tests performed in the section.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the hospital (HIS) and laboratory information systems (LIS) and their application to all aspects of job related functions. (Result retrieval, entering results, crediting, etc.)
  • Utilizes LIS to review workload, assuring proper collection, completion and reporting of tests ordered.
  • Enters all results completely and accurately.
  • Recognizes and resolves minor computer problems. Notifies LIS manager of problems.
  • Maintains a clean, neat and orderly workplace. Cleans refrigerators, incubators, centrifuges, computer terminal screens and all general laboratory equipment.
  • Processes receipt of departmental supplies. Labels, records and stores supplies received.
  • Reviews quantities and expiration dates of all supplies. Maintains inventory as needed for department.
  • Prepares reagents/media.
  • Participates in orientation, instruction and training of others (new personnel/off-hour staff members and students) as required by department.
  • Instructs Nursing personnel, or other health care workers in patient preparation for tests and in obtaining and handling specimens.
  • Assists physicians, hospital personnel, patients and general public with pertinent laboratory information. Directs questions or problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Prepares specimens for dispatch to reference laboratories.
  • Keeps current in the field of medical technology through literature, attendance at workshops, seminars and in-service programs. Maintains membership in professional organizations.
  • May assume responsibilities of section supervisors in their absence.
  • Participates in weekend on-premise supervision of the general laboratory as assigned and as necessary.
  • Informs section supervisor or laboratory administration of problems which affect the safety, function or reputation of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine or the hospital in a timely and judicious manner.
  • Understands and practices standard precautions and infection control to protect both self and patient. Practices hospital and laboratory safety according to policies and procedures. Is familiar with emergency procedures, codes and use of personal protective equipment. Reports incidents as necessary.
  • Job performance requires extensive standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
  • Cooperates with lab staff to achieve lab goals and maintains good employee relations, interdepartmental relations and public relations.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

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