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Medical Technologist

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Howell
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Night Shift

Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

Performs various clinical laboratory tests in order to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Analyzes and interprets test results, and ensures accuracy of same. Repeats tests as necessary, especially those yielding abnormal or atypical results, and notifies appropriate personnel of such results. Provides quality patient care considering age specific, developmental, and cultural needs of the patient. Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies.

Shift: This position is primarily dayshift, but covers afternoon weekends, and some afternoon weekdays as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Follows established procedures and policies to perform all tests, pertinent to the section to which assigned.
* Records and/or enters into laboratory computer results of tests performed and advises supervisor spurious, unusual or highly abnormal results before release of results for reporting.
* Reports results of tests ordered stat and highly abnormal or unexpected results in a timely manner and according to established policies and procedures.
* Compares test results with previous patient test results when indicated, calling attention of supervisor or pathologist to unusual fluctuations.
* Performs required quality control and equipment maintenance and calibrates and operates laboratory equipment used in performance of the tests pertinent to the section) to which assigned. Notifies appropriate personnel of problems such as unacceptable specimens, equipment malfunctions, and quality control aberrations, in accordance with department policy on procedure.
* Prepares standards, reagents, and other materials used in testing.
* Contacts nursing unit or client office personnel with regard to results and for clarification of requests and other routine problems which may arise.
* Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships: Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
* Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
* Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
* Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
* Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.
* Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Obtains laboratory specimens from patients while ensuring that consideration is given to the age specific, developmental, and cultural needs of the patient. Takes an active role in departmental and sectional programs or projects to include research, procedure development, task force participation, cost savings initiatives and problem solving. Assists in the training and orientation of new staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related science and Medical Technology Clinical Internship preferred; must be eligible to complete a certification exam within first year of employment. Clinical experience in a clinical laboratory setting will be considered in the absence of a Clinical Internship. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered for employees with Military training or Associates Degree.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with physicians, nursing unit personnel while reporting and explaining test results requesting or providing information. Analytical skills necessary to interpret and analyze test results and determine appropriate course of action for abnormal and atypical results. Must relate same to normal health states and to presence of disease and other conditions which may alter test results. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when performing job responsibilities. Organizational ability necessary to perform various tests on a large volume of samples with appropriate prioritization of work to ensure that results are provided in a timely manner according to the priority status of requests.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Flint , Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Howell, Michigan

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