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Medical Laboratory Technician

Job Description:
€ Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.
€ Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision. Possess the ability to assume and carry out ""tech-in-charge"" duties, including the ability to direct the activities of staff or functions, when necessary.
€ Demonstrate initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.
€ Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.
€ Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.
€ Effectively organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area s .
€ Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen collection problems using Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and specimen tracking tool when appropriate.
€ Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.
€ Preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment are performed and documented according to schedule.
€ Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures.
€ Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to communicate with, provide care for, and assess data appropriate to the age of the patient served.
€ Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including, but not limited to critical call read back and patient identification.
Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE
Required - Graduate of accredited school of Clinical Laboratory Science.
Preferred - 1-2 years experience as Medical Laboratory Technician
EDUCATION
Required - Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related science
Preferred - Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology
CERTIFICATION
Required- Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of MLT registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required.
Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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