The Medical Lab Technician will perform routine laboratory tests, records and report results according to established procedures. Set up and maintain equipment; monitor quality control standards. He/She will perform routine clerical and service duties as required. Duties may vary according to assigned area or shift.
Minimum Education High School Diploma or GED (Required) And Vocational Education completion of a 2 year (or greater) vocational/technical training program (Required) Associate's Degree (Preferred)
Required Skills/Knowledge Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and divison)
Functional Accountabilities Technical and Reporting Skills
Perform routine technical procedures as assigned following standard operation protocols.
Report test results in writing, orally and/or by computer according to established procedures.
Document and maintain results record.
Verify test results performed by Laboratory Associates before release when technologists are not available.
Operate instruments, perform performance checks, calibration, preventive maintenance, basic troubleshoot following written guidelines.
Identify problems and notify technologists of unresolved problems.
Identify technical and patient-related problems or discrepancies.
Resolve problems with technologist’s assistance and documents resolution.
Perform and report QC procedures.
Identify QC failures.
Report problems to Technologist and assist with trouble shooting and documentation of the resolution.
Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Organizational Accountabilities Supply Maintenance and Specimen Collection
Prepare samples appropriately for analysis.
Store and preserve specimens.
Assist with monitoring supply inventories; receive and stock supplies.
Collect blood specimens from patients by venipuncture and capillary method.
Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is ranked among the Top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. Children’s National is #1 in Neonatology for a fifth consecutive year and is ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, including placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#5), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#3), Orthopaedics (#6), Pulmonology(#8), Nephrology (#6) and Diabetes and Endocrinology (#10). Children’s Hospital has been designated as a Magnet® hospital three times, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. Children’s National offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.