1 – Full-time position
About the Job
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)/ Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT)/ Medical Technologist (MT)
General Summary of Duties:
Responsible for performing routine medical laboratory tests, as assigned, for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Reports to the Manager of Laboratory Services
- Performs technical laboratory functions including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, serology, microbiology and phlebotomy.
- Records and reports test results following clinic protocols drawing special alerts to providers on critical or call value results.
- Ensures proper collection of specimens and appropriate sampling and accurate record keeping.
- Sets up, maintains, calibrates, cleans and tests sterility of medical laboratory equipment following laboratory schedule and procedure.
- Maintains supplies per laboratory guidelines.
- Reviews quality control to verify equipment is functioning properly. Follows protocol for reporting any quality concern noted.
- Complies with all laboratory policies and procedures including, but not limited to, governmental standards, quality standards, patient safety guidelines and those designed to accommodate client preferences or expectations.
- Encourages positive relations with supervisors, colleagues, clients and outside organizations.
- Participates in continuous process improvement by offering potential solutions to problems observed.
- Takes initiative on assigned/volunteered projects and follows thru to completion.
- Trains other lab personnel as assigned.
- Participates in proficiency testing, training and continuing education.
- The jobholder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the job position.
- Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution necessary to become MLT/ CLT certified by ASCP.
- ASCP Certification required
- Knowledge of medical laboratory principles, standards, applications, and tests.
- Knowledge of how to use/maintain laboratory equipment appropriately.
- Knowledge of quality control standards.
- Knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology, science and medical terminology.
- Knowledge of safety and infection control policies and regulations.
- Able to follow testing procedures, performing all testing in the laboratory proficiently.
- Able to follow protocol for quality control.
- Able to pay attention to detail.
- Able to apply critical thinking; using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Able to use laboratory equipment and perform operation monitoring and preventive maintenance and repair.
- Able to use laboratory computer software.
- Able to communicate proficiently with medical staff regarding laboratory procedures and results.
- Able to exercise judgment/decision-making and discretion in reporting/distributing results. Able to recognize when supervisor direction is necessary.
- Able to read, understand and follow oral or written instructions.
- Able to actively listen; giving full attention, taking time to understand the points made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Able to communicate clearly in person and on the phone.
- Able to recognize a potential problem and alert a supervisor.
- Able to multitask efficiently.
- Able to organize workload effectively and work quickly with a high level of accuracy and precision.
- Able to work as a team member or independently.
- Able to apply customer service principles to patients and families, clients, colleagues and supervisors.
- Able to maintain confidentiality.
Physical / Mental Demands:
Activities related to working as a laboratorian to include standing for long periods, bending, walking, lifting and reaching. Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Vision must be corrected to 20/20 and hearing within normal range. May involve exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and lifting up to 30 pounds daily and 50 pounds occasionally. There may be occasional stress from workload and customer relations.
This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, competencies required and working conditions may change as needs evolve.
Salary commensurate with experience.
- 401(k) Voluntary participation after 6 months of service.
- 401(k) Company Contribution after 1 year of service.
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Aflac Insurance offered.
- Paid time off
- Paid Holidays
- Primary Care
- Monday – Friday
- Day Shift
- Meadville Office