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Antelope Memorial Hospital

Medical Laboratory Tech - Fulltime

Schedule:  Work hours will be flexible including holidays, weekends, evenings, and on-call hours. Takes call rotation for 24 hours laboratory coverage. Must be able to respond within 30 minutes.

Reports To:  Medical Laboratory Supervisor

Position Summary:  Responsible for the processing of laboratory specimens and reporting of results in all areas of the clinical laboratory.  Maintains laboratory records. Follows laboratory policies and procedures; maintains quality control practices in the Laboratory to assure the highest degree of quality care can be maintained at all times.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to function in all areas of the clinical laboratory: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, coagulation, microbiology, serology/immunology.
  • Responsible for performing moderate-complexity testing.
  • Alters or adjusts methods and procedures for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Performs quality control procedures and instrument checks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of expected lab values for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Notifies patient care unit and/or physician of critical lab values.
  • Maintains accurate laboratory records on procedures performed for statistics and billing.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies.
  • Interacts professionally with the Director of Clinical Laboratory, Pathologist and clinical laboratory personnel.
  • Consults with other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Follows standard precautions at all times.
  • Manages and operates laboratory equipment safely and correctly.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of new testing methods, products, instrumentation; remains informed on all current technologies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hospital policy, state and other regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
  • Demonstrates the value of team concept on a consistent basis

Education/Experience:

  • Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (or equivalent), Chemistry or Biology.
  • Medical Laboratory Science Certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) preferred
  • Two years laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.