Medical Laboratory Technician

Company Name: Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, GA, US - 30322

Job Duration: 2021-06-11 to 2021-07-11

Overview

Work Schedule/Days:  Night / Saturday; Sunday
Employment Type:  Part-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  71783

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides quality clinical information by accurately performing laboratory tests and procedures.  Works effectively with others to meet patient and care provider needs. Actively promotes a lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of lean principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes necessity of taking ownership of own motivation, morale, performance, and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to the lab’s and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s mission, goals, and values.

EDUCATION

  • Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent education that meets personnel requirements for Georgia, College of American Pathologists, and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments for testing performed

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent medical laboratory technician or Department of Community Health Diagnostics Services Unit technician qualifications (persons who recently moved to the state or recently completed the academic and training/experience requirements may be classified as technologists or technicians for 18 months to afford an opportunity to successfully complete an approved qualifying examination)

EXPERIENCE*

  

  • (Urgent care setting) Three years of experience in a high-complexity laboratory
  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience in clinical laboratory required

      

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

    • (Hospital setting) Experience in a high complexity laboratory
    • BLS certification within 30 days of hire

    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

    • Limited use of independent judgement and interpretation under direction of a technologist, supervisor, or laboratory director (hospital laboratories)
    • Use of independent judgement and interpretation under direction of a team leader, manager, or lab director who may provide support remotely via phone or email (urgent care laboratories)
    • Strives for adult-adult relationships with colleagues, subordinates, and superiors
    • (Urgent care setting) Phlebotomy skills

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

    1. Processes orders and specimens, independently performs testing procedures, reports test results according to standard operating procedures, and performs other duties as required by department.
      • Demonstrates familiarity with and follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures, including those pertaining to safety and compliance. 
      • Uses critical thinking principles in making decisions that lead to desired outcomes.
      • Correlates results with patient age and/or condition, recognizes deviation from expected results, and analyzes and corrects problems using standard operating procedures.
    2. Operates instruments using established protocols and quality assurance check and performs preventive and corrective maintenance on instruments.
    3. Performs, records, and analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning results, and takes appropriate action to maintain accuracy and precision.
    4. Maintains current professional skills and technical competency as defined by laboratory competency policy.
    5. Actively promotes a lean culture by performing duties to promote an understanding and consistent use of lean principals and processes.
    6. Performs duties, makes decisions, takes actions, and continually strives to improve work processes using an awareness of how work performed is valued by the customer.
    7. Performs phlebotomy on ages newborn to 21 years.

    SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

    Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

     

    Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

    Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
    Bending/Stooping – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
    Climbing – Not Present
    Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
    Lifting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
    Pushing/Pulling – Not Present
    Sitting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
    Standing – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
    Walking – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

    WORKING CONDITIONS*

    Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

     

    About Us:

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

    With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

    Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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    Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
    Function:  Allied Health – Laboratory Services