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Medical Lab Technician 2-Full Time

Fairfax Medical Campus 606260 Full Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US
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Job Description

                                                                                                             ***Sign On Bonus Available***

Ensures quality speciamens for laboratory testing by recognizing pre-analytical factors that adversely affect patient results. Ensures quality specimens for laboratory testing.Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with team members to optimize job performance and foster working relationships. Communicates to maintain team knowledge. Demonstrates knowledge of operational and regulatory standards. Operates systems/methodologies in order to produce timely and accurate data for patients, QC, and proficiency testing. Participates in professional growth opportunities to enhance personal, team, and departmental development by demonstrating operational knowledge and adhering regulatory standards. Reports clinical data accurately and efficiently so that care givers receive timely patient information. Reports clinical data accurately and efficiently. Works to improve and expand the skill set of others.

Job Responsibilities

  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with team members to optimize job performance and foster working relationships.
    • Uses time to departmental advantage; is flexible, adapts, multitasks.
    • Floats to other areas to maintain productivity and proficiency.
    • Restricts use of personal devices and inappropriate use of Inova computers or telephones.
  • Resolves problems positively by participating in growth opportunities to enhance team and departmental development.
    • Participates in constructive feedback and gives positive reinforcement by managing up coworkers.
  • Communicates effectively with staff/management internally and externally.
    • Reads and responds to e-mail as required by department and facility leader.
    • Attends departmental staff meetings/huddles or reads minutes and documents knowledge of contents per site requirements.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Communicates to maintain team knowledge.
    • Resolves problems positively; participates in honest peer review, recommends changes, gives positive reinforcement, maintains coworker confidentiality.
    • Communicates unresolved problems to the staff/management.
    • Stays informed, attends staff meetings and/or read minutes; signs off on changes in timely manner; reads emails.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of operational and regulatory standards.
    • Follows site specific SOPs, manuals, and instructions Adheres to regulatory agency guidelines, such as CAP, JCAHO, CMS, OSHA, state, FDA, AABB, etc.
  • Ensures quality specimens for laboratory testing by recognizing pre-analytical factors that adversely affect patient results.
    • Follows standard protocol for patient/donor ID and specimen/blood product labeling including final verification.
    • Performs routine specimen collection per facility requirements.
    • Demonstrates knowledge performing special procedures per facility department and based on competency assessment specific to those procedures.
    • Accessions specimens accurately and efficiently.
    • Correctly cancels, adds, modifies orders.
    • Enters physician orders according to facility policy.
    • Stores samples under appropriate conditions; pre and post testing.
    • Prepares and distributes specimens according to specimen requirement and priority delivery to departments.
    • Documents per facility process when a specimen does not meet acceptability criteria for result reporting.
    • Ensures quality specimens for laboratory testing.
    • Performs routine and special specimen collection, sample preparation and result reporting; maintains positive patient identification throughout.
    • Packages send out tests, transports samples to correct locations and stores samples under appropriate conditions.
    • Accessions specimens accurately and efficiently. Correctly cancels, adds, combines and enters physician orders.
  • Operates systems/methodologies in order to produce timely and accurate data for patients, QC, and proficiency testing.
    • Performs required QC and maintenance procedures, including corrective action and documentation, for all procedures and instrumentation.
    • Recognizes QC problems or discrepancies and attempts to determine cause of problem prior to notification.
    • Notifies appropriate individual regarding QC problems or discrepancies according to the established procedure. Meets turnaround time expectation by prioritizing and organizing daily workload 90% of the time.
    • Recognizes instrument malfunction and attempts to determine cause of problem prior to notification.
  • Notifies appropriate individual(s) including technical support regarding problems or discrepancies according to the established procedure.
    • Pull pending report proactively to promote timely patient testing.
    • Performs contingent actions; duties, reviews/retests critical, investigates/resolves sample and data flags; ensures review of results by pathologists/supervisor; ensures reflex testing performed.
  • Minimizes department expenses by using resources efficiently, avoiding urgent supply requests and inventory loss due to expiration.
    • Properly receives and stores supplies. Inventories and submits orders or notifies appropriate individual. Performs reviews.
    • Retests critical results per procedure, investigates/resolves sample and data flags; ensures review of results by pathologists/supervisor as needed.
    • Uses department resources efficiently during instrument operation.
    • Avoids urgent supply requests and inventory loss due to expiration.
    • Properly receives and stores supplies.
    • Inventories and submits orders per facility requirement or notifies appropriate individual.
  • Participates in professional growth opportunities to enhance personal, team, and departmental development by demonstrating operational knowledge and adhering regulatory standards.
    • Annually completes mandatory Inova and departmental training and hours of continuing education required to maintain registry by deadline.
    • Assists and/or trains employees and students.
    • Completes in a timely manner all required documents associated with training and/or competency.
    • Performs waived testing competency assessment per facility requirements. .
    • Follows site specific SOPs and instructions.
    • Annually reads SOPs and documents knowledge of contents per facility process.
    • Adheres to laboratory safety procedures and processes at all times.
    • Participates and helps prepare lab for self and on-site inspections.
    • Participates in laboratory clinical practice teams, Inova committees and hospital teams.
    • Annually completes mandatory Inova and departmental training and hours of continuing education required to maintain registry.
  • Reports clinical data accurately and efficiently so that care givers receive timely patient information.
    • Minimizes the number of reports changing results that adversely affect (or potential to adversely affect) patient care.
    • Uses computer skills to evaluate data, document actions, control workflow; uses computer QA monitors (delta check, previous results) enters comments (called to) pulls/clear pending, review computer reports (6 variances/year)
    • Reports and documents alert/critical values in accordance with SOP.
  • Reports accurate results.
    • Minimizes the number of corrected reports not attributed to auto-verification or specimen conditions beyond technical control.
    • Uses computer skills to: evaluate data, document actions, pull pending reports, monitor QA (delta checks, previous results, flags, middleware operator alerts). Documents variance reports per facility process.
  • Works to improve and expand the skill set of others.
    • Trains employees and students.


Additional Requirements

Education

  • Associate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biology, or Physical Science, OR an Associate degree of at least 60 hours including 24 semester hours of science courses that include 6 hours chemistry, 6 hours biology and 12 hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination, OR 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses.

Years of Experience

  • At least one year as a Medical Lab Technician in an accredited laboratory under in an accredited laboratory under the supervision of a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology.

Certification

  • MLT(ASCP) certification.