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The Methodist Hospitals MED TECHNOLOGIST I-HEMA in Merrillville, Indiana

Performs STAT and routine laboratory testing, which includes all necessary clerical and technical functions by following general and specific technical policies and procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Performs all moderate and highly complex laboratory procedures.

  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance procedures and troubleshooting as necessary.

  • Performs instrument assays and calibrations as required. May be assigned key operator role.

  • Performs Quality Control Procedures and evaluates Q.C. data.

  • Participates in CMS Mandated Proficiency Testing and Educational Requirements.

  • Follows Laboratory / Hospital Policies, Procedures, Practices, and Protocols as intended. Performs Periodic Review of Policies and Procedures as required.

  • Oversees MLT Students Clinical Rotation as assigned.

  • Participates in Inventory Management and Optimal Resource Utilization.

  • Assists in collecting data for the Performance Improvement Plan.

  • Assists in evaluation of new Testing Protocols.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to maintain competency to perform moderate and high complexity testing accurately and in a timely fashion.

  • Ability to trouble shoot and resolve instrument related problems.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, & ASSESSMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology or related sciences from an accredited institution.* (*Employees who have been working as lab techs prior to the effective CLIA date (1988) and have passed the HEW certification can be considered eligible to meet the educational and certification requirement.)

  • 1 Year of Experience in Clinical or Research Laboratory Setting Preferred

  • Professional Certification Eligibility after 12-18 months of working in the Laboratory. Certification includes MT (ASCP), CLT (NCA), or equivalent certification

  • Professional assessment of training and experience to be conducted by the Medical Director.

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

ID: 2020-6083

Street: 8701 Broadway

FTE: 1.0

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