Appalachian Regional Healthcare

  • CLINICAL LAB TECH REF LAB

    Job Locations US-KY-Hazard
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/10/2018 9:39 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-11012
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Allied Health
    Community
    ARH REFERENCE LABORATORY
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Reference Lab
    Shift
    Night Shift
  • Overview

    ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:

     

    The Laboratory Technician is responsible for performing various routine laboratory tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease, with reasonable exercise of individual clinical judgment and discretion.

     

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

     

    The Laboratory Technician reports to the Chief Medical Technologist, Clinic Manager, or Designated Supervisory Technologist and does not supervise anyone.

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR ACTIVITIES:

     

    Performs all tasks of Laboratory Assistant.

     

    Performs minor trouble-shooting problems with equipment.

     

    Performs record-keeping pertaining to the job.

     

    Performs examinations, smears, biochemical tests, serological tests and other necessary tests to identify micro-organisms.

     

    Receives and plants cultures; performs and reads gram stains and performs necessary tests for organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing, where applicable

     

    Performs tests for processing blood, determines blood types, cross-matches blood.

     

    Performs a complete urinalysis and additional related tests required.

     

    Performs hematological tests, studies morphology of blood constituents and performs various coagulation tests.

     

    Performs routine chemical tests on blood specimens and other body fluids.

     

    Performs daily maintenance on all laboratory instrumentation as required.

     

    Maintains work area in a neat, sanitary and orderly manner.

     

    Adheres to established guidelines for quality control in reporting test results.

     

    Operates and calibrates various instruments and calculates test results accordingly.

     

    Performs other routine tests and prepares necessary reagents in various areas (i.e., Serology, Hematology, Chemistry, Blood Bank, Microbiology, and Urinalysis).

     

    May function in one area of laboratory and perform certain specialized tests and/or use special equipment in that area.

     

    Prepares samples for shipment to System and contract reference labs and local labs, as necessary.

     

    Performs other related duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

     

    Individuals in this job are not certified.

     

    High School Diploma or GED equivalent, AND

     

    Associate degree from an MLT or CLA program which has been accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association (CAHEA),

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