The Medical Technologist performs complex procedures for clinical diagnostic purposes.
Performs laboratory testing. - a. Laboratory tests are performed accurately and results reported in accordance with departmental policy. b. Workload is prioritized and managed to meet expected Turn-Around-Time (TAT). c. Results are reviewed, defined variances are rechecked, and critical results are communicated to health care providers in accordance with departmental and organizational policies. d. Clinical correlation of results with other known patient parameters is incorporated in result verification per department procedure. e. Proper patient identification procedures are followed throughout all steps from sample receipt to result verification according to department policy. f. Competence is maintained, and new skills are added as technologies change. g. Error rate is consistent with established departmental standards. h. Proficiency testing guidelines are followed and results are within acceptable limits.
Performs Quality Control (QC) functions. - a. QC material analysis is performed and results recorded in accordance with departmental policy. b. QC results are reviewed to ensure compliance with departmental policy and regulatory requirements. c. Resolution of unacceptable QC results is initiated and achieved prior to patient testing. d. Documentation of resolution steps for unacceptable results is maintained and communicated to appropriate supervisors/personnel.
Monitors equipment performance, diagnoses malfunctions and makes repairs or initiates service requests - a. Routine and complex instrument maintenance is performed and documented on a scheduled basis, consistent with departmental policy. b. Instrument malfunctions are recognized and trouble-shooting procedures are initiated in a timely manner. c. Manufacturer’s Technical Service is contacted for resolution as needed to maintain workflow and to schedule repairs. d. Processes required for instrument re-entry into use are performed.
Maintains proper inventories and correctly uses supplies and reagents - a. Inventory levels are assessed and steps to maintain appropriate levels are initiated to maintain operational continuity b. Reagents are received, stored and quality is verified properly prior to use following departmental policies. c. Reagents and supplies are utilized according to manufacturer &/or procedural instructions. d. Disposal of reagents and supplies is in accordance with safety guidelines.
Ensures a smooth transition to the next shift. - a. Be present at your assigned workstation at your assigned time. b. Workstations are restocked with supplies to maintain a consistent workflow. c. Unresolved problems, including pending log, problems, critical values are communicated to the appropriate person(s).
Investigates, documents and resolves routine problems or complaints. - a. Problems are resolved with proper consultation and follow-up documentation. b. Customer complaints are handled professionally and in a timely manner. c. Unresolved problems are communicated to the appropriate person(s).
Demonstrates knowledge of quality, safety and compliance programs. - a. Quality issues are reported to lab leadership in a timely manner. b. Compliance guidelines are applied to all testing and reporting activities. c. Laboratory operations are conducted to ensure a safe working environment at all times. d. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of emergency procedures, disaster plans and standard precautions.