The Medical Technologist II is responsible for professional work in the performance of a variety of bench procedures in medical technological area(s) with a significant amount of time being spent in the performance of the more complex procedures within the assigned work area, or as a lead worker within the assigned work area. Tests are performed to aid in the diagnosis of disease and treatment of patients. Employees at this level spend the remainder of the time performing at the medical laboratory technologist I level. Work requires more in-depth knowledge of the work area or special procedures, and a broader scope of interpretation of test results and clinical interface. Employees at this level are also expected to provide technical support to lower level technicians, technologists, and students. The Medical Technologist II is responsible for complex and routine laboratory work along with any special assignments delegated by the supervisor or director. She/he will perform preventive maintenance, keep work area clean, train new associates and students, provide professional guidance to lower level professionals, perform and monitor quality, and assist in the evaluation of new methods. Work is supervised by a laboratory supervisor.
SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY: None
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The position requires daily internal communication and interaction with laboratory staff, management, physicians and CCIRH staff, as well as communication and interaction with patients, and families.
Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.
Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.
Performs complex procedures within the assigned work area or as a lead worker within the assigned work area.
Completes specific assignments under the direction of a supervisor.
Provides technical support to lower level technicians, technologists, and students.
Performs routine lab work.
Identifies/corrects problems adversely affecting test performance.
Performs preventive maintenance according to established schedules.
Runs and documents quality control according to established practices.
Ensures accuracy of tests.
Trains new techs and students.
Phlebotomy assistance as workload or staffing needs requires.
Always keeps work area clean and in a sanitary condition.
Performs instrument preventative maintenance procedures according to established schedules. Reports any malfunctions to senior tech or supervisor.
Determines acceptability of specimens according to standard procedures and notifies phlebotomist and floor staff of unacceptable specimens in a timely manner.
Regularly inspects all instruments and makes sure that equipment is in proper working order and the quality control is complete and accurate.
Performs evaluations of new or modified techniques and methods.
Questions all incompatible results and panic values and repeats and/or requests additional specimens when necessary. Telephones panic values in a timely manner and documents such action.
Routinely and carefully prepares specimens and routes them to appropriate reference laboratories for all testing not performed on site.
Always reports any incomplete assignments or procedures to ensure continuity of procedures to oncoming shifts.
Has a complete understanding of laboratory policies and procedures as outlined in the department policy and procedure manual.
Demonstrates an ability to evaluate results of various tests and determines the accuracy of test results.
Ensures that all results are within the analytical measurement range and takes proper action if they are not.
Orients and develops the skills and knowledge of new laboratory personnel and students when necessary.
Successfully completes competency checklists as required.
Notifies the supervisor of problems encountered in dealing with physicians, nursing, other personnel or patients.
Attends departmental staff meetings and in-service sessions as required, and is compliant with essential education without prompting from manager.
Steady performance; work output is satisfactory; uses time productively with consistent results.
Habitually completes testing within the designated turnaround time, also assists others to do so, and takes the initiative to do other duties.
Regularly demonstrates the ability to coordinate simultaneous tests/procedures with complete accuracy; demonstrates flexibility to adjust schedule in response to STAT orders, emergency situations or fluctuations in patient workload.
Demonstrates an ability to differentiate results of various tests and determine the accuracy of test results.
Successfully participates in proficiency testing. Performs Q.C. tests in accordance with established policies; always ensures the accuracy of results reported; reports results as soon as possible.
Reports results promptly and accurately.
Consistently demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose the appropriate course of action.
Follows the rules of confidentiality of patient records and uses complete discretion when discussing patient matters.
Completes all assigned procedures during the shift; regularly uses time between procedures to departmental advantage - assisting others, clerical duties, workload recording, etc.
Always verifies the name of the test specimen or tube with the patient and type of test to be performed as indicated on the requisition.
Attends in-services and is compliant with essential education without prompting from manager.
Demonstrates age specific knowledge and competency by successfully completing the appropriate checklists/tests on an annual basis.
When asked or assigned, willingly assists with phlebotomy without objection.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be able to see and read test instruments and results.
Must have manual dexterity to handle test equipment and collect specimens.
Must be able to communicate to the patient information concerning the collection of specimens and test procedures.
Because of the nature of the testing done in the laboratory, it is required that a color blindness test be passed.
Bachelor's Degree in clinical laboratory, chemical, or biological science(s).
Certified as a MT (or higher) by ASCP, NCA, AMT, AAB or an equivalent certifying agency.
Florida temporary license or regular license as a Medical Technologist Generalist, or in at least the three specialty areas of clinical chemistry, hematology and immune-hematology required.
Depending on shift/section, the specialties of microbiology and serology may also be required.
Two (2) years' experience preferred.
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