Position Summary: Performs laboratory tests and related computer, clerical and technical functions independent of direct supervision while following established procedures and protocols. Required to exercise independent judgment and good judgment with interpretation of testing or quality control, maintenance and repair of equipment and records, and actively perform quality assurance activities. Technologist may also function (when qualified) as charge/lead technologist, educator, or researcher within the laboratory settings. Any technologist will be expected to be able to assist the Lab Manager in all phases of section operations.
Education, License & Cert: Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology is preferred. A Bachelor of Science degree in the physical sciences may be considered with relevant experience in a clinical laboratory. A year's internship in a clinical laboratory School of Medical Technology is highly preferred. Medical technologists meeting the criteria for licensure by the NYSDOH are preferred. If working at a NY lab site, a NY license is required. A candidate licensed as a Medical Technologist in NYSDOH will be considered with or without a bachelor's degree. A candidate that has HEW certification as a Medical Technologist may be considered. Annually a minimum of 12 CEU's are required.
Experience: Certification as a Medical Technologist by the ASCP Board of Registry or Board eligible preferred. A working knowledge of all sections of the laboratory is highly preferred. May specialize in any section.
Essential Functions: In collaboration with a manager or independently, depending on the situation: Recognizes equipment malfunction and performs troubleshooting and documents corrective actions taken. Contacts technical service and the Lab Manager regarding potential repairs. Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity and sensitivity and specific factors that might influence test results in a competent manner. Participates/assists in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of personnel, equipment, space, method comparison, cost analysis and establishment of reference intervals, writes and revises technical procedures and any other areas that might assist the departmental manager. Incorporates educational techniques in the instruction of new employees or students in the laboratory's instructional activities. Recognizes abnormal and critical results and communicates and documents them following good patient care, regulatory and procedural needs. Provides direction and guidance to medical laboratory technicians and other support personnel. Properly organizes, prioritizes, distributes, and acts on laboratory workload. Documents unusual situations and/or required nonconformities and reports or refers to appropriate person or manager. Maintains an adequate supply of materials and either orders or makes recommendations to the Lab Manager. This includes assistance in re-supply and organization of supplies. Maintains a clean, neat work area during and at the end of scheduled work period. Communicates appropriate information regarding the section and testing status to incoming shift. Evaluates and solves problems related to the collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis. Is knowledgeable and complies with all procedures for specimen collection and processing. Remains knowledgeable and maintains compliance with all departmental, organization and regulatory agencies rules, regulations, and procedures. Collects data, prepares charts, runs tests, and makes recommendations on new or different test procedures to the Lab Supervisor. Observes proper safety practices in performance of job duties. Maintains a professional, mature, positive attitude while performing job. May be required to collect blood/other samples from patients. May be required to work holidays, weekends, evenings, or night shift depending on job assignment. All acts and actions are as a laboratory professional. Attends in-service classes or workshops relevant to the job and maintains required CEU's. Performs other duties as assigned, to include but not limited to typing, filing, answering telephones, and other duties as assigned. Competently performs routine and complex laboratory procedures, both manual and automated. Recognizes deviation from expected results, analyzes and corrects problems using scientific/technical principles and exercising established protocols and exercises independent judgment as appropriate. Verifies all specimen identification and related orders when dealing with specimens drawn or received. Maintains proper specimen identification throughout all laboratory processes. Utilizes the computer and various functions appropriately and efficiently. Performs, analyzes, and documents quality control data, makes judgments concerning results and takes appropriate action to maintain accuracy and precision. Performs and documents maintenance checks and adjustments on all appropriate instruments and equipment. If applicable, performs accurate patient registration/including knowledge of insurance codes and billing procedures. If applicable, performs order entry/transcription of orders, routing of orders and cancellations per established procedures.
Other Duties: Competencies 1. Demonstrates age specific competencies as per department standards. 2. Demonstrates clinical and technical competencies as per department standards.
Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you'll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community.
The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.