Senior Lab Tech

Steward Health Care Taunton , MA 02783

Posted 2 months ago

Associate's degree required; Bachelors preferred.

Certification is required.

Temporary position from Memorial Day - Labor Day

Variable 40 hours which will include varied shifts and weekends

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs, under minimal supervision, routine and specialized testing on patient specimens to obtain information used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs testing on all specimens and ensures that results are accurate and complete.

  • Works in a team environment to accomplish Laboratory goals.

  • Possess knowledge of Medical Technology and answers inquiries from physicians and other health care professionals.

  • May be required to mentor new employees and students.

  • Obtains and processes specimens for laboratory testing according to department/section policy and procedures.

  • Verifies accuracy of test specimen before testing.

  • Performs technical procedures as required by department or supervisor.

  • Performs all testing in a timely manner as established by departmental policy and performs all tests with confidence.

  • Inspects instruments and verifies that equipment is in proper working order before testing.

  • Insures that test results correlate with each other and the patient's clinical situation.

  • Rechecks and reports to the supervisor all questionable results.

  • Follows critical value procedure.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing all computer tasks associated with job responsibilities.

  • Performs scheduled maintenance to assure proper operation of equipment.

  • Records the procedures performed.

  • Performs quality control and quality assurance procedures and instrument checks correctly.

  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.

  • Applies step-by-step problem solving and thinking patterns.

  • Acts as charge person assigned to provide direction, support and technical ability to others.

Management of Time and Resources:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.

  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.

  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.

  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.

  • Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.

  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.

Quality:

  • Is part of a team effort to insure quality services.

  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.

  • Produces quality results.

  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work.

Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS:

  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.

  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.

  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.

  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.

  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer's satisfaction.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required.

  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.

  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.

  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues

  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Candidates must be ASCP certified, or have completed final year of education/externship in 2018 and pending ASCP certification.


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