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Medical Laboratory Technician/ Medical Technologist, Kotzebue, AK


Maniilaq Association

Technical/Professional

Kotzebue, AK

February 1, 2017


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Maniilaq Association is a P.L. 93-638 Native/Indian Preference/EEO Employer

Medical Laboratory Technician/ Medical Technologist

Job Code: 2016:OTZ-298
Location: Kotzebue, Alaska
Program: Laboratory
FT/PT Status: Full Time

Job Responsibilities:

Title: Medical Laboratory Technician
Range: 15
Program: Laboratory
Status: Non-Exempt
Housing Priority: 1b
Covered: Yes
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Sensitive: No

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs a variety of clerical duties for the laboratory staff, provides phlebotomy services for the lab and nursing. Processes specimens for testing and dispatch. Performs all tests commonly performed in a hospital laboratory with the supervision of the staff Medical Technologist and Laboratory Manager. Maintains, operates, and troubleshoots equipment. Performs quality control.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides clerical support for laboratory staff including processing in coming and out going lab reports, making copies, maintaining and organizing filing system, end of the month statistical reports, and whatever supervisor assigns.
  2. Performs patient specimen testing. Ensures sample testing and suitability for analyses. Evaluates judges and interprets test results. Identifies and resolves inconsistencies in patient results.
  3. Accepts and processes samples for on-site testing or to contracted reference laboratories.
  4. Performs a full range of clinical laboratory tests and examinations in all section of the laboratory under the supervision of the Medical Technologists and Laboratory Manager.
  5. Follows established laboratory procedures for specimen handling, processing, test analysis, reporting and maintains records of patient results. Understands and follows established infection control practices.
  6. Performs scheduled maintenance on all instruments. Performs quality control and notifies staff technologist of any problems and corrective actions taken.
  7. Assists, as instructed, in the orientation of new employees. Participates in quality improvement process/projects, both in the laboratory and the health center. Shares after hours on-call, weekend and holiday coverage on a rotational basis with back up assistance from Medical Technologists. Responds in case of an internal or external disaster.
  8. Assists the Laboratory Manager in administrative duties as assigned.
  9. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the developmental stages of patients throughout the continuum of life as they relate to the collection of specimens and the interpretation of results.
  10. Is clear and concise, both verbally and in writing when communicating with staff and the public. Speaks courteously when on the telephone. Has the ability to relate to the public in a caring, tactful, and courteous manner at all times. Uses positive interpersonal skills to promote success of the laboratory team members and promote laboratory and health center goals.
  11. Other duties as assigned

Title: Medical Technologist
Range: 17
Program: Laboratory
Status: Non-Exempt
Housing Priority: 1b
Covered: Yes
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Sensitive: No

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs all tests commonly performed in a hospital laboratory. Maintains, operates, and troubleshoots equipment. Performs quality control.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs a full range of clinical laboratory tests and examinations in all sections of the laboratory (chemistry, microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, blood bank, specimen dispatch).
  2. Follows established laboratory procedures for specimen handling, processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  3. Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on all instruments. Implements and monitors daily quality control, and advises on a course of action when values are out of range. Documents all corrective action. Notifies lead technologist of problems and actions taken.
  4. Performs patient specimen testing. Ensures sample suitability. Evaluates, judges and interprets test results and ensures accuracy. Identifies and resolves inconsistencies in patient results.
  5. Accepts and processes samples for on-site testing or forwards to contracted reference laboratories.
  6. Maintains all record keeping systems in compliance with established procedures. Enters and verifies results using the laboratory information system.
  7. Assists, as instructed, in orientation of new employees, and other medical personnel. Participates in quality improvement process/projects, both in the lab and around the Health Center.
  8. Shares after hours on-call, weekend and holiday coverage on a rotational basis. Responds in case of an internal or external disaster.
  9. Assists the Laboratory Manager in administrative duties as assigned.
  10. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the developmental stages of patients throughout the continuum of life as they relate to the collection of specimens and the interpretation of results.
  11. Is clear and concise, both verbally and in writing when communicating with staff and the public. Builds effective, supportive relationships with co-workers and internal/external customers. Uses positive interpersonal skills to promote success of team members and promote laboratory and health center goals.
  12. Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Associates Degree in clinical laboratory sciences. MLT (ASCP) registered or eligible for registration, or certification as Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) through NCA or MLT (AMT).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology or related Life Science field from an accredited institution. MT (ASCP) registry, or certification as Clinical Laboratory Scientist by NCA or MT (AMT).

Other Job Information (if applicable):

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills require of people in this job.

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