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Heywood Hospital MT/MLT, Laboratory in Gardner, Massachusetts

Job Summary

General rotating MT/MLT to work in all the clinical laboratory areas.The MT/MLT performs a wide array of laboratory procedures in all departments exercising independent judgment and being involved in evaluation of present procedures. Works closely with supervisors and coworkers to complete patient testing, quality control, correlation studies and special projects. Actively participates in specimen collection procedures. Must have good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

Medical Laboratory Technician:

  • Associate's degree in science and completion of clinical training in an approved school of medical technology for MLTs is required. Must be registered through ASCP, if not registered at time of hire, must be registered within one year from date of hire.

OR

Medical Technologist:

  • Baccalaureate degree in science (or equivalent) and completion of clinical training in an approved school of medical technology is required. Must be registered through ASCP, if not registered at time of hire, must be registered within one year from date of hire.

Required Skills

  • Responsible individual attuned to the operations of a hospital is necessary.
  • Must be self-motivated, conscientious with the desire to provide good, quality patient care at all times.

Functional Demands

Physical Requirements

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Frequently reaches (extending hands and arms in any direction), handles (seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or working with hands), and distinguishes colors. Occasionally uses depth perception (three dimensional vision, and ability to judge distances).

Organizational Expectations

Behavioral Attributes

The following behavioral attributes are required: achievement motivation, concern for order, flexibility, initiative, self-confidence, customer service oriented, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork, analytical thinking and information seeking.

Essential Functions

  • Identifies patient and/or specimens appropriately prior to sample collection or proceeding with analysis
  • Performs preventative maintenance on analyzers and other Laboratory equipment based on a scheduled regimen as stated in policies and procedures.
  • Recognizes, instrument errors and malfunctions and notifies the department supervisor.
  • Performs, evaluates, and accepts quality control values based upon stated guidelines; troubleshoots any unacceptable values. Problems not readily resolved are brought to the attention of the supervisor or manager.
  • Analyzes patient and proficiency samples while prioritizing work based upon a status of routine, urgent, or stat to maintain an efficient workflow.
  • Notifies clinician of any abnormal results that require immediate attention. Communicates any relevant patient information to other healthcare professionals.
  • Performs venipunctures and capillary punctures, when necessary, to obtain blood specimens. Assists in specimen collection when requested. Evaluates specimen (s) for acceptability for Laboratory testing when specimens are not of acceptable value, takes appropriate action.
  • Educates patients and co-workers in correct specimen collection procedures; determines quality and acceptability of specimens collected by patients and co-workers.
  • Demonstrates good teamwork by providing assistance to co-workers when necessary.
  • Adheres to all required safety regulations as stated in policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a safe, organized, and clean workstation.
  • Assists the supervisor by performing required tasks to meet or exceed the department goals or objectives.
  • Acquires knowledge through educational in-services or seminars throughout the year. Maintains required level of understanding in technology, disease processes, policies and procedures and rules and regulations.
  • Orients and trains new employees and students as assigned by the supervisor or manager.
  • Enters and edits ordering information in the computer system on patients and specimens to maintain accurate records of testing and patient billing.
  • Utilizes department supplies and reagents in a cost effective manner.
  • Records/reports are accurate. Pays close attention to required detail when performing all tasks and functions. Performs quality work with accuracy.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients by assuring that sharp objects, toxic substances and other objects potentially harmful to children are not accessible.
  • Assures that the environment of care or services is free of objects which may contribute to the likelihood of patient falls, slips or trips. Makes readily available assistive devices for ambulation. Complies with policies and procedures relating to gait belts and similar devices.
  • Is aware of the increased risk of falls, slips, and trips for elderly patients and visitors, and assures environment of care or services is free of objects and spills which may contribute to the likelihood of patient falls, slips, or trips.
  • Is sensitive to the tendency of older patients to have hearing difficulties. Verifies that he or she is speaking with appropriate level of loudness so that the patient hears instructions, questions, and conversations with caregiver, but that offense is not given to the patient as the result of the voice being excessively loud. Is able to differentiate problems with hearing versus problems with comprehension.
  • Correctly interprets verbal and nonverbal response pain management treatments. Takes appropriate action to minimize the patient’s level of pain by utilizing various pain management techniques and methods.
  • Takes appropriate actions to assure physical security of children and complies with policies and procedures related to the prevention of neonate, infant and child abduction.
  • Is aware of reduced endurance and strength present in many elderly, and provides accommodation for seating during extended interviews, discussions with secretaries, receptionists and other clerical personnel, or when the patient is waiting for transportation.

Statement of Other Duties

This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Facility: Heywood Hospital

Department: HH. LABORATORY-,2000.52110

Regular or Temporary Position: Regular

Position Control #: 2000.52110.2025/2142

Position Hours: 34

Shift: Evening

Weekend Frequency: EVERY THIRD

Holiday Rotation: ROTATING

Job Title: MT/MLT, Laboratory

Location: Gardner, Massachusetts

Posted Date: 02/23/2021

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