Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Posted on: May 15, 2022
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
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
* 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
* 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
* 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
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
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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