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Estimated Pay $19 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Jefferson, North Carolina

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Salary: Pay commensurate with experience.

At Ashe Memorial Hospital, we are driven by our Mission Statement, "To meet the needs of the community by delivering patient-centered, high quality health care."

 

Ashe Memorial Hospital is proud to be Voted Ashe's Best Place to Work 2022 & 2023! Come be a part of our dynamic team; you'll join Ashe's 2022 & 2023 Best Hospital, Best Surgeon, Best Physician, Best Nurse, and Best Medical Practice!  This is your opportunity to make a large difference in a small community!


Hours: 12 HR Days, Days vary Sun. - Sat. | No Supervisory Responsibilities | No Travel | Pay commensurate with experience


JOB SUMMARY:


To perform independently, without direct supervision, medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analysis, to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Attend and participate in hospital and laboratory compliance in-services. 

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:


Regulatory Requirements:

  • Special Vocational Preparation includes an occupationally significant combination of: vocational education (from a medical technology program), on the job training, continuing education in areas specific for this laboratory, experience in less responsible jobs which lead to the higher job serving in other jobs. Training must ensure that the individual has:
    • The skills required for proper specimen collection, including patient preparation, labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation.
    • The skills required for implementing all standard laboratory procedures.
    • The skills required for performing each test method and for proper instruments use.
    • The skills required for performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration procedures related to each test performed.
    • A working knowledge of reagent stability and storage.
  • The skills required to implement the quality control policies and procedures of the laboratory.
  • An awareness of the factors that influence test results.
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NCA, ASMT) or Medical Technologist (ASCP) or Medical Technologist (AMT, HEW) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT, ASCP, AMT) or Equivalent certification with educational requirement described in the Federal Register for supervising high complexity testing.
  • If the Chief Technologist does not qualify as a director, technical supervisor, or is a doctor of medicine, the individual functioning as a general supervisor must meet the following requirements for education and experience:
    • Have earned a doctoral, master’s, or bachelor’s degree in chemical physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical terminology from an accredited institution and have at least one year laboratory training or experience or both in high complexity testing, or 
  • Have earned an associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory  from an accredited institution, have at least 2 years laboratory training or experience, or both
  • Have education and training equivalent to(A) At least 60 semester hours, or equivalent, from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, include either— 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses; or 24 semester hours of science courses that include—(i) Six semester hours of chemistry;(ii) Six semester hours of biology; and(iii) Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination; and
  • (B) Have laboratory training that includes either of the following: (1) Completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, the CAHEA, or other organization approved by HHS. (This training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed in paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) of this section. (2) At least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
  • CPR certification (or eligible for certification within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Eligible for MLT certification within the first 12 months of employment.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  1. Performs only those tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual’s education, training, or experience, and technical abilities. Tests performed in the following areas: Hematology/Coagulation (45%), Urinalysis (10%), Chemistry (30%), Blood Bank (5%), Serology (1%), Body Fluids (<1%), Specimen Collection and Handling (2%) and Microbiology (6%).  Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  2. Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  3. Communicates with customer service for any instrument that needs trouble shooting problems and can document findings and schedule service.
  4. Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performance.
  5. Demonstrates the capability to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems immediately or notify the lab manager, lab assistant manager or pathologist.
  6. Documents all corrective action when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  7. Immediately recognizes and reports critical test results, realizing any particulars normals related to age. Documents reports and critical values “called to” on report in Meditech 95%.                          
  8. Can accurately and efficiently carry out all responsibilities described for the phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is the responsibility of the Medical Laboratory Technician when the regular phlebotomist is unable to obtain blood or if the Phlebotomist is not present or needs assistance.
  9. Reviews annually all laboratory policy and procedure manuals for revisions and updates. Must sign procedure manual annually showing review. 
  10. Complies with the hospital-wide and lab specific policies on Infection Control and safety regulations.
  11. Performs any and/or all maintenance on instruments according to the manufacturer’s schedule and instructions and/or according to laboratory policy.
  12. Ensure the security of the departmental information at the end of each workday to protect confidential information.
  13. Demonstrates a willingness to learn new procedures or process by meeting goals from previous evaluation.
  14. Can demonstrate multitasking by planning, processing and/or prioritizing workload with accuracy with limited overtime.

 

Must be willing to receive all required vaccinations (i.e., flu shot, etc.). All new employees working must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment (unless the new hire has requested and received an exemption). Candidates for employment will be notified of this policy requirement prior to the start of employment. After receiving an offer of employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or request and receive an exemption before beginning work.


To apply, please fill out an application, attach a cover letter, and resume. Include gaps in employment and reasons for separation.

Criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen required upon conditional job offer.

 

***Benefits apply the 1st of the month following employment, per policy.***

*For full job description and benefits, please contact Human Resources.

 

Ashe Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by local, state, and federal regulations will be observed.


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Posting ID: 934365155 Posted: 2024-05-19 Job Title: Medical Lab Tech Laboratory