Hillsboro, WI 54634
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Scheduled Weekly Hours:28
Working 28 hours per week.
Day shift position.
The Medical Technologist demonstrates competency with the full scope of laboratory procedures, chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, molecular and transfusion medicine. Analyzes information, monitors quality performance, and takes action to ensure the efficient delivery of accurate and timely laboratory test results and services. Understands the requirements and standards of regulating agencies and ensures compliance within the laboratory. Delegates and provides clinical laboratory expertise for support staff within the laboratory and provides technical expertise in a manner that promotes collaboration with internal and external customers. Actively seeks education opportunities to learn and stay current in information relevant to the section(s) and participates in initiatives to advance department strategic goals and key operating strategies for the organization. Collects and processes specimens following standard procedures, reducing pre-analytical variables, and ensuring high quality specimens are used for laboratory testing. Monitors quality control information and follows performance guidelines to ensure the efficient delivery of accurate and timely laboratory test results and services. Complies with the requirements and standards of regulating agencies. Actively seeks opportunities to stay up to date with information relevant to the section(s).
1. Responsible for achieving and maintaining competence in performing automated and non-automated laboratory testing as demonstrated by departmental skills rosters. Recognizes unexpected test results, troubleshoots to determine cause, and takes corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.
2. Plans and prioritizes workload demands; works as a team to best ensure the laboratory delivers high quality laboratory test results in accurate and timely manner.
3. Assists with processing and collection of specimens by clinically acceptable means including phlebotomy and capillary draws and point of care.
4. Monitors Quality Control, Quality Assurance and variance reporting are within acceptable performance standards. Evaluates, compares, and interprets ambiguous and changing data, distinguishes clinically significant shifts and trends and makes decisions on most appropriate corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.
5. Understands the flow of laboratory data and information via laboratory information system and electronic health records. Understands the systems and the needs of the external customers; plans appropriately and provides guidance for others during times of failure to ensure laboratory data continues to be delivered in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Participates as a member of a team to select, validate, and implement new test methodologies/instrumentation. Gains technical expertise related to new technologies, often via independent study, and trains and educates others within the laboratory.
7. Works with new employees/students to orient, train and assess skills. Provides explanation of theoretical background of testing. Writes/revises procedures for the section to ensure that they are current, accurate and meet the standards of accrediting agencies.
8. Evaluates cost effectiveness for laboratory products from various vendors and suppliers.
9. Responsible for the collection of blood specimens for laboratory testing by venipuncture or skin puncture. Follows established procedures to accurately identify and label all specimens. Processes specimens following established procedures, reducing the likelihood for introduction of pre-analytical variation.
10. Reviews pending workload while adjusting to fluctuating pace and demand for lab services.
Education and Learning:
Associate degree in Medical Lab Technician (MLT) or Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)
A copy of the applicant's/employee's diploma and/or transcript as confirmation of the education requirement must be provided at time of hire.
Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or
Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science AND 5 years’ full-time experience in a clinical laboratory in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, urinalysis, and body fluids within the last 10 years or
Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science AND successful completion of a US military medical laboratory training course AND one year full time clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, urinalysis and body fluids within the last 10 years or
Associate degree in medical technology AND a bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science and 2 year’s full time experience in a clinical laboratory in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, urinalysis and body fluids within the last 5 years.
No experience required.
1-2 years of experience in a clinical laboratory
License and Certifications:
ASCP, HEW, NCA in the following:
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
Subject to inside environmental conditions.
Subject to hazards.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Required to wear a respirator.
Subject to atmospheric conditions.
Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Lifting - Floor to Waist Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50
Lifting - Waist to Overhead Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
Carrying - Short Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
Carrying - Right Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
Carrying - Left Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
Push/Pull (Static Force) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 50-75
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