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Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP)

Company: Benson Hospital
Location: Benson
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

_Medical Laboratory Technician - MLT/MT, ASCP $5000 Sign On Bonus! _
*_Benson Healthcare is adding a Medical Lab Technician (MLT or MT) to our growing team! We are seeking a Full Time, Night Shift, MLT to join us in the beautiful small town of Benson, AZ. Located only 45 miles from the City of Tucson, AZ. Competitive hourly rate and benefits._*

*_$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!_*

*POSITION SUMMARY*

To perform quantitative and qualitative chemical, microscopic, and bacteriological analysis. To obtain data used by the pathologist and other physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of injury or disease. To perform laboratory procedures in a timely and accurate manner according to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS*

* Processes laboratory specimens and performs variety of clinical lab testing according to approved standard operating procedures including qualitative and quantitative chemistry, hematology, clinical microscopy, urinalysis, coagulation, blood bank
* Prepare and package specimens to be sent to reference laboratories
* Meets expected turnaround time for test results; prioritizes workload
* Recognizes abnormal test results and determines course of action following predetermined criteria prior to reporting results; if necessary, confers with management or pathologist before reporting results
* Performs, records, and evaluates quality control results and implements corrective action as appropriate according to approved standard operating procedures
* Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots instrumentation and other equipment correcting basic malfunctions.
* Use proper technique when handling chemicals, bodily fluids, and other hazardous material
* Understand MSDS and know where to locate
* Ensures that adequate supplies and reagents are available to perform the testing
* Trains other personnel in policies, procedures and protocols pertaining to their job duties
* Communicates and interfaces with hospital personnel, patients, medical staff, and family members to ensure high quality patient care
* Adheres to Benson Hospital organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies, and standards
* Provide an exceptional experience for all patients and team members
* Consistently practice AIDET
* Follow all health and safety protocols and procedures to maintain sanitary work areas; practice infection control standards at all times when working with patients and equipment
* Take call as required by department schedule
* Participate in all mandatory meetings, classes, and programs
* Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and JCAHO standards
* Enhances laboratory and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
* Maintain required continuing education
* Other duties as assigned

*PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES*

* Ensure uninterrupted service to physicians and patients by keeping work areas clean, well-stocked, and in safe working condition
* Ensure the timely completion and quality of all procedures, review of work with pathologist, and keeping appropriate physicians and nursing personnel fully informed of test results
* Keep apprised of changing technology in the field
* Participate in professional and continuing education programs designed to update skills, enable growth within the profession and result in better service to physicians, nursing personnel, and patients
* Follow all department/ hospital policies, practices, procedures, and standards to ensure safety, security, and general well-being of all individuals in the hospital
* Understand and contribute to department goals as they work in harmony with the Knowledge of clinical laboratory protocols to ensure tests and procedures are accurate
* Actively participates in process improvement in assigned department and address gaps directly with countermeasures
* Effective problem resolution
* Follow all approved policies and procedures
* Project a professional image thru all forums (in-person, phone, email, etc.)
* Actively model and support positive behaviors
* Know and follow regulatory requirements; work to exceed
* Produce on-time, high-quality deliverables
* Wear required PPE at all times when handling specimens and other hazardous material

*COMMUNICATION*

* Communications, cooperation, and assistance are given promptly and in a courteous manner to coworkers, hospital staff and patients at all times
* At all-time maintains a professional public image and attitude towards visitors, patients, and coworkers
* Promotes an immediate positive impression with patients
* Consistent and conscious of patients' rights and privacy
* Attends hospital and laboratory meetings and in-services
* Maintains knowledge and expertise through review of literature and continuing education
* Accumulates CEU credits as required by an accredited agency

*EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS*

1. Must be MT or MLT registered or equivalent.

2. Work well in stressful situations; be able to work rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends; possess excellent human relation skills. Mathematical, computer, reasoning, and language skills at a college level.

3. Excellent organizational skills.

4. Able to work well under stressful conditions and possess excellent human relations' skills.

*_\*Position located in Benson, AZ\*_*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $1.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 12 hour shift
* Night shift
* Weekend availability
Supplemental Pay:
* Differential pay
* Signing bonus

Experience:
* Hospital Lab: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:
* MLT Certification (Preferred)
* Medical Technologist (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Keywords: Benson Hospital, Tucson , Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP), Healthcare , Benson, Arizona

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