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Medical Technologist Job Family - Intermittent - Laboratory

Company name
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Location
Anchorage, AK

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JOB SUMMARY: Under close supervision or general direction depending on the job title, applies technical skills to competently provide a full range of sample test analyses and laboratory services.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

All

Trains in performing full range of simple-to-complex sample testing and laboratory services. Provides specialized expertise in microbiology, transfusion medicine, molecular biology and infectious disease

safety.

Performs patient specimen testing. Ensures sample suitability. Evaluates, judges and interprets test results and ensures accuracy. Trains in accepting and processing samples for on-site testing or forwards to contracted reference laboratories.

Identifies and resolves inconsistencies in patient results. Maintains laboratory equipment and instruments. Ensures quality control and functionality of instruments. Prepares lab for inspection from regulatory institutions.

Provides customer service for questions directed at the laboratory. Answers questions from patient providers regarding test processes, patient results, or sample collection techniques. Participates in continuing education programs. Monitors, maintains, orders and stocks laboratory supplies.

Medical Technologist I & II

Performs full range of simple-to-complex sample testing and laboratory services. Provides specialized expertise in microbiology, transfusion medicine, molecular biology and infectious disease safety. Performs patient specimen testing. Ensures sample suitability.

Evaluates, judges and interprets test results and ensures accuracy. Accepts and processes samples for on-site testing or forwards to contracted reference laboratories. Identifies and resolves inconsistencies in patient results. Maintains laboratory equipment and instruments. Ensures quality control and functionality of instruments. Prepares lab for inspection from regulatory institutions.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Skills

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS

Knowledge of clinical processes and medical terminology.

Knowledge of privacy laws and regulations.

Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.

Knowledge of protocols and practices in infectious disease control.

Skill in operating laboratory equipment.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other.

Required Experience

INIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION

All

A Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related field. Progressively responsible work-related experience, education, or training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for college education.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION

Medical Technologist Trainee & Medical Technologist I

Non-supervisory - One (1) year of clinical laboratory experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience.

Medical Technologist II

Non-supervisory – Five (5) years of clinical laboratory experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience.

OR Two (2) continuous years of clinical laboratory experience at ANMC, a letter of intent from Director of Laboratory Operations AND completion, with a passing grade, of the MT II Merit Program within approved fiscal year.

MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION

Medical Technologist Trainee

Must obtain certification within 9 months of hire in the following: Medical Technologist (ASCP) OR Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NCA) OR equivalent certification (as determined by a national credential certification agency).

Medical Technologist I & II

Medical Technologist (ASCP) OR Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NCA) OR equivalent certification (as determined by a national credential certification agency).

PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION

N/A

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION

N/A

PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION

N/A

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Merit Program Requirements:

Instrument Key Operator/School for Analyzer, Quality Assurance Project/Process Improvement, Validation/Correlation study for new test, updated test, or new analyzer; Write SOP, Complete Quality Systems Course with Director of Laboratory Operations, Quality Manual SOP Quiz-created by and Assistant Director of Laboratory Operations; In-Service for Laboratory staff (expectation of >12CEUs completed prior), Minimum of 3 special projects or assignments as directed/approved by supervisor. Proficiency is measured by Panel Discussion with Management-discussion to involve summary of merit projects, experience, and any topic deemed appropriate by the Laboratory Medical Director or/and Director of Laboratory Operations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

Must be able to lift approximately 45 pounds.

ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected.

This position requires the ability to stand or walk for varied periods of time.

May occasionally be exposed to hazardous working environment with hazardous chemicals and infectious disease.

Job Location

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Company info

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Website : http://anthctoday.org

Company Profile
Managed and operated by its customers, who are represented by 15 Alaska Native leaders from around the state, ANTHC is a not-for-profit health organization that provides statewide services in specialty medical care; operates the 150-bed, state-of-the-art Alaska Native Medical Center hospital; leads construction of water, sanitation and health facilities around Alaska; offers community health and research services; is at the forefront of innovative information technology; and offers professional recruiting to partners across the state.

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