The laboratory technician performs laboratory testing procedures according to established procedures, under the supervision of a designated medical technologist or laboratory supervisor/manager/director.
The laboratory technician performs tests in compliance with standards and reviews and verifies results to ensure data validity. This position applies appropriate procedural techniques related to specimen procurement and handling, instrument operation, operator maintenance, application of universal precautions and inventory monitoring. The laboratory technician performs and documents quality control procedures and proficiency testing in accordance with established parameters and standards.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: Minimum of a two-year degree in related health sciences and completion of an accredited medical technician program, or meets FDA qualifications for CLIA (1988 Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments) standards for all laboratory and moderate complexity testing.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: MLT ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) or equivalent, registry-eligible and required from 18 months of hire date or transfer. Certification must be maintained if not grandfathered from the Board of Registry (BOR) and requires participation in 12 CEUs annually.
EXPERIENCE: Laboratory experience preferred, but not required. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Knowledge of laboratory information system utilization after six months of on-the-job training. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
Demonstrates the ability to perform the department-specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
Strict compliance with laboratory fraud and abuse policies and requirements is an employment condition.
Must have the ability to distinguish colors. Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the laboratory environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances and potential injury.
The department-specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool lists the essential functions of this position. This position demands increased amounts of standing, bending and manual manipulation, as well as some light lifting.
Core competencies will be assessed primarily to the following patient population(s) served (with the exception of newborns): all diagnoses/conditions of patients admitted to the hospital.
This position reports to department leadership.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.