Halifax Health is seeking a Medical Technologist - Generalist for the Laboratory.
This Medical Technologist provides timely and courteous service to patients, physicians, and hospital staff by performing laboratory analyses accurately and efficiently on newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Uses sophisticated instruments, equipment, methods and techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Detects unusual conditions and assumes responsibility for problem solving.
Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related laboratory science from an accredited institution. Hospital based, formal internship required.
State of Florida Technologist License; Certification with American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent.
Completion of 4-6 week orientation period is required.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Performs routine procedures and techniques on newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients in chemistry, microbiology, hematology, blood bank or other areas of the clinical or anatomical laboratory.
Performs quality control with each test and/or instrument to check accuracy and reproducibility.
Reviews and evaluates the validity of test results. Accurately records and reports results to include phoning Stat, timed, and panic values.
Performs routine maintenance and calibration of instruments; recognizes malfunctions and performs troubleshooting.
Collects, receives and prepares specimens for analysis; processes and prepares specimens for reference laboratories.
Stocks and prepares solutions, reagents or test media following laboratory procedures and formulae.
Assists in instructing, training, or supervising new or less skilled lab personnel. Time permitting, helps other techs with their work, and may direct the daily activities in the absence of the Supervisor.
Performs various clerical duties; recording and phoning reports; answering telephones and statistcs, etc.
Develops an awareness of new techniques, procedures, and instruments. Participates in continuing education and general laboratory meetings.
Maintains a clean, hazard free work environment; observes and practices safety and hazard precautions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area's largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women's health, two community clinics, three children's medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area's only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.