Gunnison Valley Health
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Rocky Mountains, CO! Medical Technologist, FT
at Gunnison Valley Health
Work Hours: S-S
Medical Technologist - Generalist
Live, work and play in Colorado! Gunnison Valley Health is looking for a Strong MT Generalist with blood bank experience, communication skills, and quality results. This individual needs to be able to work independently in Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Coagulation, Hematology, Serology, Blood Bank and minimal Microbiology. This position is eligible for a Sign N Stay Bonus of up to $3000!
The Medical Technologist/Technician performs various clinical laboratory tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases by following procedures and operating equipment as directed. The MT/MLT also performs and records test results, quality control and perform preventative maintenance on instruments. As needed, the MT/MLT will help prepare tissue for the pathologist.
MT: Completion of Medical Technology Program approved by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) or Three years of academic studies at an accredited college and completion of 12 consecutive months of internship in an accredited school of Medical Technology, leading to a Bachelor’s Degree.
The MT must have completed internship in an accredited school of Medical Technology.
The MT/MLT must have comprehensive knowledge of laboratory procedures, techniques and instrumentation and the ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment while performing routine and emergency procedures.
ASCP board certified or equivalent, or qualified through examination by the Health, Education and Welfare accreditation program. Valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and reliable transportation required. Current CPR or BLS preferred.
Demonstrates ability to present ideas and information in a concise and effective manner through written and oral forms.
Demonstrates the ability to take responsibility and ownership for the outcome of all actions and decisions.
Begins an assignment without direction. Initiates work and follows up on tasks when necessary.
Demonstrates the ability to work with others toward a shared purpose or goal by collaborating, partnering, or cooperating with others.
Demonstrates the ability to support and implement effective change in order to enhance organizational performance
Coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during assigned shift. Uses non-testing time to departmental advantage.
Demonstrates the ability to coordinate simultaneous tests with complete accuracy.
Refers unsolved problems to appropriate person (i.e. supervisor, manager, pathologist, reference lab).
Consistently demonstrates the flexibility to adjust schedule in response to stat orders, emergency situations, or fluctuations in patient workload.
Consistently reports stat results within 30-60 minutes. Documents reason for delay.
Maintains legible and accurate records as required.
Demonstrates the ability to assist, orient, and train co-workers and other hospital/medical personnel in laboratory policies and procedures
Performs additional confirmation or alternative testing when appropriate
Adjusts personal schedule in case of departmental need.
Assumes professional responsibility for ongoing education and professional development of self. Makes every attempt to attend required department and hospital meetings.
Inspires confidence from patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors by performing in a highly professional manner at all times.
Follows the laboratory’s corrective action policies and procedures whenever systems are not within established acceptable levels of performance. Documents all corrective action when systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
Demonstrates the ability to test and report within the required turn-around-time, prioritizing appropriately. Communicates or resolves specimen or testing problems quickly and completely.
Observes Standard Precautions, uses personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever the possibility of exposure exists. Reports all injuries, exposures and unsafe work practices immediately to supervisor. Demonstrates knowledge of all hospital and laboratory safety and disaster procedures. Communicates hazards immediately to affected personnel and/or supervisor. Reports missing or damaged PPE to supervisor immediately
Demonstrates competency in routine (venipuncture) and special collection techniques by obtaining acceptable specimens including, but not limited to, blood gases, throat swabs, influenza swabs, timed specimens, blood culture collection, blood bank specimens, coagulation studies, difficult draws and special situations (fasting).
Demonstrates ability to process specimens according to phlebotomy and laboratory department procedures. Minimizes unnecessarily large volumes of draw.
ABSOLUTELY Identifies patients using 2 unique identifiers. Completely and accurately labels primary specimens and aliquots. Attaches typenex bands to patients and specimens according to procedure.
Willingly takes on additional responsibilities
Demonstrates the knowledge of age specific differential normal values, questioning abnormal results based on those normal values. (Example – increased lymph’s in children, presence of NRBC’s in newborns). Selects procedural course of action appropriate for patient age, type of sample, and test requested.
Demonstrates ability to correlate lab results with clinical information and other laboratory results to assess/validate tests results and procedures.
Evaluates results to recognize or detect procedural, technical problems or other sources of error. Exercise initiative and independent judgment to troubleshoot completely and efficiently
Demonstrates a complete understanding of policies and procedures as outlined in the individual department policy and procedure manuals
Reports test results to state health department within time frame established for each disease.
Demonstrates ability to clearly and accurately report results in a timely manner. Recognizes and reports critical values (including age dependent critical) within specified time frame, to responsible clinical care professional.
Demonstrates ability to perform quality control according to procedure, taking appropriate corrective action when necessary. Validates instrument performance to insure test results within acceptable limits.
Demonstrates ability to maintain, troubleshoot, calibrate, and operate instruments to provide accurate and efficient testing. Consistently documents instrument checks, problems and solutions.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of ordering, labeling, handling, processing, and storage of specimens and reagents.
Demonstrates that proficiency-testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
Satisfactorily completes yearly laboratory competencies.
Correctly logs in and reports pathology specimens.
Develops the ability to work in demanding and stressful situations.
Job Type: Full-time