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Medical Technologist PRN Gordon Hospital

Req #: 17013775
Location: Calhoun, GA
Job Category: Laboratory
Organization: Gordon Hospital and Murray Medical Center
Potential Referral Bonus: $


Gordon Hospital

Gordon Hospital is a 69-bed community hospital that is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare system in the world. We provide high quality, personalized and compassionate care to its patients and community. Through our dedication to safety, rigorous self-assessment, performance improvement, corporate integrity, and service management, we are committed to being the pre-eminent provider of acute inpatient and outpatient healthcare services for the residents of Calhoun, Gordon County, and surrounding areas.

You will be responsible for:
Under the immediate supervision of the Assistant Manager and the Director of Laboratory services, the Medical Technologist performs clinical testing in one or more of the following areas of the laboratory: Blood Bank, Microbiology, Serology, Chemistry, Hematology and Urinalysis. A Medical Technologist obtains or receives specimens, performs clinical laboratory tests by standardized procedures, understands method principle, performs quality control, performs preventative maintenance, and interprets results as to accuracy, acceptability and critical limits. The Medical Technologists works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines, records all data obtained and maintains job competence. The position also involves effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Build collaborative professional relationships to create quality healthcare
  • Work independently in a professional team-oriented environment
  • Has written and oral communication skills adequate to comprehend technical material and communicate with medical professionals.
  • Accountability to learn and implement processes that improves laboratory standards.
  • Perform testing within the approved guidelines to meet turnaround time standards and maintain quality patient care.
  • Perform and interpret various testing procedures on donor and hospital specimens, and blood products.  Repeat test where appropriate
  • Provide information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease
  • Receives written or electronic requests from physicians for routine or special laboratory tests.
  • Perform moderately complex testing and proficiency testing according to CLIA, GHR, AABB and JCAHO standards in chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, blood bank, and microbiology.  These duties include pre-analytical functions and/or STAT testing during off shifts and/or weekends.  This may include temporary work assignments and phlebotomy duties as warranted.
  • Perform clinical laboratory examinations on body fluids and exudates utilizing quantitative, qualitative, or automated methods.  Performs any chemical, immunochemical or microbiological test for which competency has been validated to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. 
  • Assist supervisors and co-workers in the daily operation of all areas of the laboratory.
  • Able to solve most problems and handle difficult situations with little or no supervision.
  • Practices clinical laboratory science as a generalist, which means is responsible for the examination of materials or specimens taken from the human body to provide information or materials for use in the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a disease or the assessment of a medical condition.  This includes the pre-analytical, analytic, and the post-analytic phases of such examinations.    
  • Perform, review, approve and maintain quality control testing on products reagent, equipment and various testing kits.
  • Maintain all reagents according to manufacturers and regulatory guidelines.
  • Perform and maintain maintenance records for daily, weekly, monthly, annual and as needed maintenance on all equipment.
  • Perform calibrations on all equipment.
  • Sets up and adjusts laboratory instrumentation as required.
  • Interacts with and/or performs clinical laboratory examinations on patients of all ages.  Obtains specimens for clinical laboratory examination directly from any patient of any age, including infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric.
  • After proper instruction, must be able to operate any scientific instrument and perform any required procedure.  Must be able to use independent judgment and knowledge to perform related tasks. 
  • Must possess sufficient academic, technical and clinical skills and knowledge to evaluate, troubleshoot, research, and resolve day-to-day problems that arise or special projects as assigned by the supervisors.
  • Oversee the work of non-independent practitioners (technicians & phlebotomist) and trainees.
  • In the absence of the supervisor, may be designated to serve as acting supervisor
  • Communicate with the approved reference labs for testing, ordering supplies, obtaining results, and problem resolutions.
  • Print monthly QC for QAP and monthly QC report.
  • Performs the follow-up on failed proficiency testing results.
  • Inventory, stock and rotate supplies.
What will you need?
  • 1 year of approved clinical laboratory experience
  • Computers, telephone, fax, copier, printers, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, blood bank and microbiology analyzers, glucometers, incubators, environmental hood, monitored refrigerators and freezers, centrifuges, phlebotomy chairs and supplies.
  • Associate or Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, biology, chemistry, or related science preferred.
  • 1 year of approved clinical laboratory experience
  • ASCP, NCA, AMT, AAB or any other nationally recognized certification agency preferred.
  • Mathematical, computer reasoning, and language skills at the college level (2 years)
  • MT, AAB, AMT, ASCP, or NCA

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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