Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Staff Medical Technology Assistant

Job Locations US-KY-Whitesburg
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Allied Health
Posted Date
11 months ago(7/20/2022 9:03 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Night Shift


Possesses the ARH Values: Compassion, Integrity, Mutual Respect, and Trust.


Strives for the Highest Quality in All Aspects of Performance.


Maintains Customer Focus, Aiming for High Satisfaction.


Honors Patient Rights and HIPAA.


Fosters Teamwork and Develops Interpersonal Communication Skills.


Embraces Risk Management:  Infection Control, Patient Safety, and Employee Safety Standards.


Maintains Professional Development, Enhanced Skill levels, Competence, and Annual Certification.


Personifies Productivity, Stewardship, and Responsibility.


Specimen Collection:  Collects blood specimens for all age populations in all inpatient and outpatient areas. 


Instructs patients/donors on proper collections of urine, sputum, stool, and other specimens for use in testing.


Performs pre-analytical functions of specimens (collection, labeling, transport, processing), including Custody and Control Drug Screens.


Specimen Processing:  Follows standard Operating Procedures for all phases of specimen processing/handling.


Clinical Functions:  Uses judgment to interpret patient results and assesses quality control performance.


Performs specimen analysis, documentation of results, utilizes hospital LIS, calls/distributes reports as necessary.


Performs routine maintenance of equipment, and troubleshoots instrument problems.


Performs troubleshooting procedures on equipment as related to the duties, and advises department supervisor of problem, if indicated. 


Performs all functions of the general laboratory.


Performs tests in all lab departments to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. 


Evaluates results of various procedures.


Participates in quality control program in the department.


Maintains appropriate records and performs clerical duties associated with respective department.


Assists in training students and/or new employees.


Notifies physician of unusual test results.


Participates in total lab coverage either on shift basis and/or on call.


Safety/Risk Management/Infection Control:  Follows all Standard Operating Procedures, observes all Safety requirements as outlined by the department, corporation, or regulatory agencies. 


Responds to Alert Codes appropriately.


Participates actively in Infection Control, routine cleaning, bio-hazardous waste disposal, chemical waste disposal, and using/monitoring environmental controls (temperatures, safety devices, fume hoods, eyewash stations, safety showers, etc.)


Disposes of all waste per Standard Operating Procedures.


Monitors equipment for proper functioning, makes adjustments as needed.


Inventory Management:  Orders inventory of culture media, stored supplies, outside vendor’s supplies, and Blood and Blood Products.  Audits supplies as required by the facility.  Maintains storage areas according to safety regulations, stocks supplies as delivered, rotates stock, distributes stock to work areas and disposes of expired supplies. 


Maintains work area in a clean, safe and orderly manner.


Performs other related duties as assigned. 




Bachelor’s degree in Medical technology or one of the sciences related to Medical Technology. Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist by a national certified agency when possible.

State licensure, where required.



Must possess the physical ability needed to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently; and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.


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