Sep 21, 2021

Medical Technologist (11:00 am to 7:30 pm Tuesday thru Saturday

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Medical Technologist (11:00 am to 7:30 pm Tuesday thru Saturday - (21000293)

Description

Medical Technologist will be responsible for working in the Accessioning Department - accessioning routine and STAT specimens and managing the miscellaneous specimens as well. The position also will involve resolving specimen issues; both pre and post - analytical problems. Great customer service and effective communication skills are necessary as this job also involves helping out in Customer Service by answering the telephones, and providing back-up coverage for the Send-Out Department as well.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's in Medical Technology or equivalent related field of science (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year Experience in an accredited clinical laboratory (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Math Ability Level: Statistics preferred.
Good interpersonal and communication skills important
Knowledge and skills related to LIS desirable.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registry or eligible as MT(ASCP) (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Technical Performance
  • Perform routine technical procedures as assigned following standard operating procedures.
  • Perform tests accurately in an organized and efficient manner .
  • Keep up-to-date with procedure updates.
  • Demonstrate competence in assigned areas.
  • Serve as a technical resource for Medical Lab Technicians and Laboratory Associates.
Test Results
  • Report tests accurately in writing, orally and/or in the LIS; demonstrate knowledge of LIS.
  • Follow established guidelines for reporting ST A T results and critical values, properly documenting calls.
  • Credit tests appropriately using correct workload exclusion codes.
  • Review testing logs and complete tests within shift
Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Perform equipment and instrument maintenance according to protocols.
  • Follow recommended manufacturer's and/or department defined instrument performance checks and calibrations prior to testing.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic instrument malfunctions following written guidelines.
  • Make adjustments or minor repairs with the aid of instrument manuals or technical service by telephone.
  • Assist Medical Lab Technician in resolving problems.
  • Monitor supply inventories in assigned areas to assure adequate availability; receive and stock supplies.
Quality Control
  • Perform, evaluate and report QC protocol; identify and resolve QC failures; document resolutions.
  • Assist ML T and LA with unresolved problems.
  • Perform competency and proficiency challenges in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for efficient and cost effective use of supplies and reagents.
Safety
  • 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
Staff Training
  • Assist in training of new employees.
  • Serve as technical designee in competency testing of staff.
  • Write and update procedures as assigned.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • 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
Customer Service
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010

Job

: Allied Health

Organization

: Children's HospitalRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: EveningWork Schedule: 1100 to 1930 Tuesday thru Saturday

Job Posting

: Aug 9, 2021, 6:49:27 AM