Mille Lacs Health System
  • Onamia, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Summary                                                                                

Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technicians aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical Technicians are under the supervision of the Medical Technologists, Laboratory Manager and Pathologists. 

  • Uses sophisticated laboratory equipment to analyze body fluids and has the expertise to look for and identify cellular, parasitic and other microbiology specimens
  • Monitors tests and procedures
  • Analyzes the chemical content of fluids
  • Matches blood for transfusions
  • Tests therapeutic drug levels in the blood to show how a patient is responding to treatment

.75 - 1.0 FTE (60-80 hours per payperiod) with Rotating Shifts, Weekends and Holidays 

Job Duties

The essential functions of this job are identified with an asterisk (*) at the end of the bullet point.

  • Able to successfully procure blood samples from all age groups, and assists in the processing of bone marrow aspirations.
  • Identifies patients with 2 identifiers and labels and processes specimens accurately 100%.
  • Proficient in accurately report Moderate and highly complex CLIA test results in the areas of Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Serology, Microbiology, Coagulation and Miscellaneous areas. Seeks assistance from MT's, or Lab Manager when necessary.
  • Documents in a clear and concise manner as needed for critical and abnormal results or any other adverse situation.
  • Documents supply shortages on the "supply order form" to notify the manager for future supply orders.
  • Assists in the development of in-service education programs or competency evaluation programs for Laboratory related items.
  • Assumes responsibility for enhancing personal and professional development. Performs at a minimum of 12 independent or workshop CEU's/yr .
  • Uses the Quality Control Program accurately and extensively to meet the standards set up by the laboratory and regulating agencies that inspect MLHS. Resolves or seeks assistance with QC problems successfully 100%
  • Assist in the collection, organizing and processing of QC/QA data 50%
  • Must be able to plan and act independently in most situations. Individual recognizes situations that require consultation.
  • Serves as designated Section Head in area specified by the laboratory manager, and provides assistance in maintaining procedure manuals as needed.
  • Able to understand the reasoning behind a test order and coordinate the test results with the patient history to aid the physician to a diagnosis.
  • Able to multitask and keep composure in a setting that is constantly changing and with a great deal of outside interruption.
  • Communicates important information to the next shift or the following day. Acts on information forwarded to them in a concise and accurate way.
  • Attends meetings in the absence of the laboratory manager & disseminates information accordingly.
  • Follows Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations 100%.
  • Maintains courteous and professional manner in dealing with patients, visitors, medical practitioners and co-workers.
  • Uses standard practices for Safety and Infection Control as defined by the Laboratory and the Mille Lacs Health system.
  • Understands and follows policies and procedures related to universal precautions and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard to prevent the spread of pathogens through self, patients and equipment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employee will comply with all Mille Lacs Health System (MLHS) policies, including safety policies, procedures, and rules. All will be expected to report unsafe conditions to a member of management.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • 2 year Medical Laboratory Technician program

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Professional written and verbal communication
  • Expertise with computer based data
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Stress Management/Composure
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Technical Capacity
  • Thoroughness  
  • Time Management
  • Quality and Safety focused

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Supervisory Responsibility

Position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

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