Laboratory Technical Apprentice

Location: Atlantic City, NJ  |  Position Status: Full Time  |  Position Shift: Evenings
The laboratory technical apprentice is responsible for supporting technical functions with oversight in the laboratory testing areas, including Core Lab, Central Processing, Microbiology, Transfusion Services and Pathology, according to established procedures and ensuring quality standards are met.

The technical apprentice performs his/her functions in compliance with all established departmental standards. The apprentice becomes educated in and learns how to ensure data validity of interpreted results and laboratory process. This position becomes educated in appropriate procedural techniques related to specimen procurement, handling and processing, instrument operation, operator maintenance, application of universal precautions and inventory monitoring. The apprentice also becomes educated to assist in the evaluation of new equipment and equipment troubleshooting, as needed.

The technical apprentice becomes competent in quality control procedures and proficiency testing in accordance with established parameters and standards, working with the laboratory leadership to identify quality control, patient or procedural problems within the section.

This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.

  • EDUCATION: Associate's degree and/or bachelor's degree in medical technology; chemical, physical or biological sciences; or related field acceptable to the certifying agency (ASCP) is required. Actively enrolled in an accredited med tech or histology program required.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Registry-eligible (ASCP) for medical technician/technologist or histology technician/technologist. Participation in 12 CEUs annually required.
  • EXPERIENCE: Laboratory experience preferred, but not required.

Learns 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 hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances and potential injury.

This position demands increased amounts of standing, bending and manual manipulation, as well as some light lifting up to 20 lbs.

The department-specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool lists the essential functions of this position.

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 the laboratory 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.
Michael Galioto
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Applicants only. We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from recruiters/search firms.

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