Hillsboro, WI 54634
Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:36
Weekend Only with pay incentive.
Working night shift Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Obtain specimens and perform laboratory testing and reporting on all ages of patients, using proper techniques and following all established procedures and quality assurance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Obtain blood specimens from patients using appropriate phlebotomy techniques, possibly from alternate sites, using proper tubes and specimen handling.
2. Accurately perform tests on automated equipment or by manual methods according to established procedures, including proper preparation and outdating of reagents or controls as well as abnormal result verifications.
3. Set up and evaluate microbiology cultures using appropriate media for each type of culture.
4. After establishing positive identification of patients, accurately perform blood bank procedures for typing, crossmatching, antibody screening and related procedures. Perform or arrange for confirmation or identification tests and transfusion reaction investigations as necessary.
5. Perform arterial punctures and arterial blood gas testing, including Allen’s Test, five minutes of pressure after collection, and analysis within 20 minutes.
7. Provide for accurate, timely and legible reporting of patient results and completeness of the medical record and laboratory files utilizing worksheets, logs.
8. With documentation of proper training, maintain and document chain of custody for drug screen collections and/or other legal testing situations, and dispatch specimen appropriately.
9. Properly prepare specimens for reference lab testing.
10. Apply quality control principles and procedure to insure accuracy of laboratory results. Run controls as required for each test performed using standard deviation and the Westgard Rules for interpreting quality control results. Perform corrective action if necessary. Notifies supervisor of quality control problems.
11. Perform preventative maintenance, calibration, or minor repairs on instrumentation as required, necessary, or directed by the Supervisor.
12. Participate in the evaluation or development of new procedures or equipment, including correlations, as assigned by the Supervisor.
13. Utilizes proper infection control procedures during testing and specimen collection.
14. Participate in the On-Call schedule. Take call on a regular basis, respond within 30 minutes when called in and fill in for another tech when asked.
15. Participate in continuing education programs to maintain and improve technical knowledge and skills and shares that knowledge with co-workers.
16. Participate in outreach programs as assigned by the
17. Demonstrate knowledge and application of laboratory safety policies and procedures, including infection control, HAZMAT handling, PPE and Codes.
18. Perform other duties as assigned.
- Associate Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience.
- Certification by ASCP, NCA, AMT, ISCLT, or HEW.
- Experience preferred but not required.
- Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license and proof of insurability.
- Reports directly to the Manager, Laboratory.
- Works closely with peers in all departments.
- Frequent contact with other employees, patients, residents, and family members.
- Regular contact with physicians.
- Occasional contact with vendors and students.
- Work is performed largely in a hospital environment.
- Frequently exposed to hazardous material such as needle puncture, blood and body fluids.
- Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.
- Occasionally exposed to fumed or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
- Evening and nighttime on-call is required.
- Driving to off-site locations may be required.
- Frequent standing, walking, twisting, reaching horizontally, manual and fine dexterity, and grasping.
- Occasional sitting and bending.
- Normal (correctable) vision with the ability to properly discern colors is required.
- Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry 20 pounds is required.
- Ability to work in close visual contact at a microscope is required.
This job description/evaluation describes the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the department manager or administration. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter listed below:
Primary Recruiter:Megan Wopat
Recruiter Email Address:[email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employer