Lab Technician

RN Staff

Ida Grove, IA

JOB DETAILS
HEADQUARTERS
Ida Grove, IA, US
LOCATION
Ida Grove, IA
POSTED
30+ days ago
HORN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LABORATORY
JOB DESCRIPTION LABORATORY DEPARTMENT
LABORATORY TESTING PERSONNEL
I. SUMMARY
Performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. Seeks help with unresolved clinical and technical problems from the Laboratory manager or other appropriate personnel. Reports unusual conditions to the Laboratory Manager. Maintains a cooperative working relationship with physicians and other intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel.

II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
A. Performs routine and special laboratory tests per request of licensed physicians and other healthcare providers.
1. Recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Documents any corrective action and problematic symptoms.
2. Reports critical test results to healthcare providers and nurses immediately and according to established criteria.
3. Prepares legible test reports. Initials and dates own work performed. Reviews reports for clerical accuracy and clinical indications.
B. Performs quality-control tests within a designated area
1. Runs quality control tests according to procedure and maintains appropriate data recording.
2. Analyzes quality control data and takes appropriate corrective action when results are outside acceptable limits. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Documents corrective actions taken.
3. Does not report patient results until out of control situations are resolved. Reports unresolved situations to the Laboratory Manager, or when appropriate, to the physicians, other healthcare providers or nursing staff.
C. Performs preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
1. Observes and follows department preventative maintenance schedules.
2. Documents all instrument checks, preventative maintenance, routine problems, and corrective action taken.
3. Recognizes, analyzes, and takes corrective action to resolve instrument/clinical problems. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in the resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the Laboratory manager or other appropriate personnel as required.
4. Reports unresolved instrument/clinical problems to the Laboratory Manager.
D. Provides in-service training as delegated to other laboratory personnel.
1. Provides instruction in laboratory bench procedures, instrument/clinical troubleshooting techniques, and clinical application of test results.
2. Writes new procedures under the guidance of the Laboratory Manager.


E. Performs clerical functions associated with the laboratory area.
1. Maintains records of work performed for workload and statistical reporting purposes. May be assigned responsibility for monthly collation of laboratory test and patient volumes and other statistics.
2. Maintains files pertinent to the laboratory area.
3. Keeps accurate laboratory logs and records, and prepares and transmits reports clearly and completely.
F. Contributes to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs.
1. Performs specimen collection and processing duties as needed or assigned according to established laboratory policies.
2. Attends regular department staff meetings and any in-service training.
3. Attends and participates in the preparation and/or presentation of the laboratory continuing education programs.
4. Keeps work areas neat and clean, and restocks daily supplies.
5. Assumes responsibility for supervision of the laboratory as delegated on a temporary or part time basis.
6. Maintains equilibrium in stressful situations.
7. Follows established laboratory safety policies and procedures.
G. Essential functions are included in this section, but are not limited only to the tasks and responsibilities written down.
H. Supports the Compliance Program and follows the associated policies and procedures as they apply in their work environment.
I. Supports the Safety Program, implements and follows the associated policies and procedures as they apply in their work environment.

III. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Performs other related duties as assigned.
B. May be assigned responsibilities for coordinating educational activities, special projects, evaluations, experiments, or research.
C. Assists the Laboratory manager in inventory control and requisition of supplies.
D. Assists the Laboratory manager in quality assurance activities.

IV. WORKING CONDITIONS
(See attached checklist)

V. RELATIONSHIPS
A. Responsible to: Laboratory Manager
B. Workers Supervised: None
C. Interrelationships: Reports to the Laboratory manager and works closely with the nursing staff, other departments, physicians and other healthcare providers, and patients.
VI. QUALIFICATIONS
A. Education
1. Bachelors degree in science or medical technology with ASCP or equivalent nationally recognized certification
2. Associate degree in laboratory science or medical technology with ASCP or equivalent nationally recognized certification
3. High school graduate or equivalent and have successfully completed an official U.S. military medical laboratory course of at least a 50 week duration and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist, ASCP or other nationally recognized certification.
B. Experience:
C. One year of training or experience or both in basic laboratory procedures and quality control.
D. Job knowledge: Basic knowledge of laboratory techniques and the importance of quality control. Able to produce, interpret, and appropriately report reliable laboratory results. Familiar with basic governmental regulations utilized with the laboratory.
*******EMR= Centriq (CPSI/Healthland)****************
*******Analyzer used at Horn Memorial Hospital**************
Client, Vitros 7600, CI4100, Client Ruby, i-SED, Top 300, Bactec FX 40, Cephied, Clinitec, etc....
MUST BE ABLE TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND HAVE EXPERIENCE IN A SMALLER HOSPITAL OR CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL. MUST BE ABLE TO UTILIZE ALL ANALYZERS.

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