Jasper Memorial Hospital
GENERAL PURPOSE AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs various chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Receives and obtains specimens for laboratory analysis. Includes persons who perform a broad range of laboratory procedures as well as persons who concentrate in an area such as blood banking, chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, coagulation, immunology and microbiology. Follows JMH’s policies and procedures, values and mission statement. Must meet all Billing and Legal Compliance requirements as established by Hospital and Laboratory Policies and Procedures.
Under the directions of a supervisor or MT, follows established procedures for collecting and processing of biological specimens for analysis. Performs complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results taking into consideration the differences in age categories including infants, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Recognizes abnormal results and refers them to designated supervisory personnel. Participates in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of method comparison and establishment of reference intervals. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and notifies appropriate supervisory personnel. Communicates information such as test results, normal range, and specimen requirements to authorized sources. Performs routine quality control and maintains accurate records. Participates in development of special projects. Participates in continuing education and quality assurance and promotes service excellence at JMH.
Must have high school diploma. Must have completed an approved program as a Medical technician either through vocations, military, on the job training or an Associate Degree in Medical Technology resulting in eligibility for GHDR classification as a Medical Laboratory Technician either as a generalist. Must complete requirements for education and complete a 6 month probationary period.
AMT, ASCP, NCA, ISCLT, or HHS or other agencies recognized by the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
Must have skills to communicate orally and in writing to convey test results, solve discrepancies, and give instructions with physicians and nurses 20% of the time, with other laboratory personnel 70% of the time, other hospital personnel 8% of the time, patients and their families 2% of the time.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate to high amount of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, pulling, pushing, stooping, and kneeling. Minimal lifting requirements of twenty (20) to thirty (30) pounds.
VERBAL AND/OR COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL/MOTOR SKILLS: Non-taxing physical requirements. Must have mobility and dexterity to perform duties.
ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES: Knowledgeable and competent to perform essential functions.
ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to visually and audibly perform all essential functions.
EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS: Exposure to infectious diseases, bloods and body fluids, and chemical products.
OTHER: Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, technical-mechanical skills, attention to detail, decision making skills, composition skills, troubleshooting skills, problem solving, analytical skills, knowledge of Medical Technology, knowledge of P/P of the general laboratory.
Employment/Position Type:Full Time
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