Medical Laboratory Technician
Job posting number: #7151705 (Ref:ccf18513455)
Posted: June 2, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
- Performs laboratory testing in a compliant manner.
- Maintains regulatory knowledge and awareness as it pertains to specific job duties.
- Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
- Assumes responsibility for and takes action regarding any quality control or quality assurance issues as it pertains to specific job duties.
- Maintains instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.
- Assumes responsibility for good documentation practices and maintains clear and legible records.
- Performs proficiency testing in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations i.e. analyze proficiency survey sample in the same manner as a patient specimens, no communication with other CLIA laboratories, complete record retention and accurate documentation and result reporting.
- Assumes responsibility for participation in continuing education, professional development and required annual competency assessment.
- Follows the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
- Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant, or Laboratory Director.
- Exercises good judgment, analytical and problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
- Recommends solutions and improvements.
- Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
- May function in an educator and provides instruction and training in theory, technical skills, safety protocols, and the application of laboratory test protocols to students, employees, residents, etc.
- Coordinates prioritization, receipt and delivery of laboratory specimens.
- Verifies accurate documentation relative to specimen processing.
- Accepts or rejects specimens according to established standards.
- Performs data entry.
- Prepares specimens for analysis; aliquots, transports and distributes specimens.
- Maintains tracking information for specimens.
- Maintains instrumentation and equipment.
- Performs preventative maintenance and record keeping procedures.
- Maintain cleanliness of instrumentation and equipment.
- Maintains appropriate workstation supplies and inventory.
- Maintains patient, specimen and tracking data using laboratory computer system.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Associate degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution.
- Have education and training equivalent to associate degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution per CLIA qualifications for high complexity testing personnel.
- See Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, §493.1489(b)(2)(ii) Standard; High Complexity Testing Personnel Qualifications.
- Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided.
- Education will be verified.
- Education outside of the United States requires diploma/transcripts translated into English and proof of foreign equivalency from by an HHS approved agency or nationally recognized organization such as NACES (National Association Credential Evaluation Services, Inc) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc).
- If the required laboratory training and experience occurred at an outside facility, a signed, official letter from the facility or organization is required which details the dates and laboratory discipline experience and training.
- None required
Competencies (Complexity of Work):
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
- None required.
- Physical demands include: Visual acuity to study specimens under a microscope.
- Ability to differentiate color, hue, saturation and tones.
- Fine motor skills and manual dexterity to handle specimens and lab equipment required to process specimens and repair equipment.
- May be required to stand for long periods of time.
- Light lifting may be required.
- May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, etc.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you will demonstrate a knowledge of the theories and scientific principles of laboratory testing as well as technical procedures and problem solving. Working along with supervisors and consultants, you will determine test results through monitoring and verifying quality controls and standards. As a Medical Laboratory Technician, your primary duties will include:
• Performing laboratory and proficiency testing at multiple complexity levels.
• Performing data entry and documenting all corrective actions during and after testing.
• Maintaining instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and cleanliness.
• Assuming responsibility for good documentation practices and maintaining clear and legible records.
• Identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results.
Our ideal future caregiver is someone who:
• Has general clinical experience and experience working in hematology.
• Can work individually, with minimal supervision.
• Can work in a fast paced and stressful environment.
• Shows strong communication skills in a precise manner.
• Is a team player and works cohesively with other departments.
The Medical Laboratory Technician position offers access to various classes and project teams to be involved with to build leadership skills.
At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.
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