Medical Lab Technician Mlt(Ascp) - PRN

HCA Portsmouth , NH 03801

Posted 10 months ago

Medical Laboratory Technician MLT(ASCP) PRN rotating shifts and weekends

Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation's largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region's residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area's largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.

We offer a working environment that's as nurturing as it is dynamic. With our team-oriented approach, and the ample opportunities we provide for learning and career growth, we know you'll find that Portsmouth Regional Medical Center offers the ideal atmosphere where you can use your best skills. We also offer a matching 401(k) plan, referral bonuses and outstanding educational resources.

Responsibilities

  • Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision. Possess the ability to assume and carry out "tech-in-charge" duties, including the ability to direct the activities of staff or functions, when necessary.

  • Demonstrate initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.

  • Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.

  • Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.

  • Effectively organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area{s}.

  • Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen collection problems using Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and specimen tracking tool when appropriate.

  • Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.

  • Preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment are performed and documented according to schedule.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to communicate with, provide care for, and assess data appropriate to the age of the patient served.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including, but not limited to critical call read back and patient identification.

EDUCATION

Required - Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related science

CERTIFICATION

Required- Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of MLT registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required.

CPR Certification required for Free Standing Emergency Departments.

Preferred- MLT(ASCP) or equivalent. Registry/Licensure in a specialty area will be considered. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required


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