Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP

  • Medical Laboratory Technician II

    Job Location US-HI-Kauai Lihue
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/21/2018 9:51 PM)
    Shift
    40 Hours/ Week; Primarily Day Shift; Evening Shifts Possible
  • Overview

    The Medical Laboratory Technician II (MLTII) performs the essential job duties of an MLT at a high level.  MLTII is an individual contributor who has made consistent significant contributions to the operations and the Company.

     

    Responsibilities

    Under general supervision of a Pathologist and other supervision, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:

     

    • Performs additional supervisory duties above the level required of a MLT, or duties that require levels of judgment, discretion, or responsibility above those required of MLTs
    • Performs routine laboratory test procedures as outlined in the laboratory standard operating procedures manuals and reports test results.  Adheres to quality assurance and quality control procedures in performing all testing
    • Correlates clinical information and/or previous lab results and reports discrepancies to Medical Technologists (MTs) or supervisors.  Consults with superiors or pathologist when no preset criteria for decision-making is available before taking action
    • Collects laboratory specimens through direct patient contact and or assists laboratory assistants in proper specimen collection procedures
    • Maintains and operates lab equipment; able to detect malfunctions as they occur by review of instruments results.  Troubleshoots the problem following present criteria or with technologist or service representative assistance
    • Ensures appropriate lab supplies are always on hand in their assigned area or department.
    • Assists technologists with training new lab personnel
    • Trains students from affiliated programs as assigned
    • Participates in Job Competency/Skills Check program
    • Maintains open communication with supervisors, pathologists, and fellow employees to ensure optimal operation of department.  Communicates pertinent information to other members of the health care team in a clinically relevant time frame to enhance the lab’s contribution to patient care
    • Participates in established TQM activities, QC testing of lab reagents and maintenance of equipment.  Follows protocol for running and documenting control values.  Collects, evaluates, and reports quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance
    • Attends and participates in continuing education programs to monitor proficiency, expand current knowledge and enhance professional excellence.  Willingly shares knowledge and provides clinical orientation to other members of the staff
    • Works closely with all laboratory personnel to ensure timely client service and accurate test results
    • Delivers age appropriate care for the patient population.  Maintains strict confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation
    • May be rotated to other lab locations or shifts as necessary
    • Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance, and legal requirements
    • Must have reliable and consistent attendance, and comply with Company guidelines on attendance
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Physical Capabilities 

    • Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects; and lifting of up to 50 lbs may be required
    • Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
    • Must be able to hear, see, and respond adequately
    • Frequent prolonged standing, walking, sitting, and bending over
    • Use of hands and fingers 

    Working Environment

    • Air conditioned laboratory environment
    • Frequent exposure to video display terminals
    • Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), biohazardous body fluids, and occasional hazardous chemicals
    • Sufficient noise and interruptions to cause distraction
    • May be asked to work extended hours

     Skills/Abilities/Competencies 

    • Perceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material
    • Ability to see things from the customer’s/patient’s point of view and respond in a timely appropriate and courteous manner
    • Handle emergency or crisis situations with calmness and professionalism
    • Ability to work effectively with others and promotes positive working relationships
    • Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately
    • Understand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their effective use
    • Understand instructions, reason, and make judgments
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy required
    • CUSTOMER-FOCUSED:  Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships.
    • COMMUNICATOR:  Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
    • PROBLEM SOLVER:  Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.
    • COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish goals.
    • TECHNICALLY COMPETENT: Possesses and maintains the functional and technical knowledge and skills to successfully perform job.
    • RESULTS DRIVEN: Achievement-oriented; achieves and exceeds goals; pushes self and others for results.
    • ANALYTICAL: Logical, systematic, and methodical in working through a plan or problem; provides solid research on which to base decisions; establishes process for workflow.
    • RESOURCEFUL: Knows how to get what is needed; manages time and workloads for maximum efficiency.
    • QUALITY CONSCIOUS: Delivers accuracy and precision in work products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and standards.
    • TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others’ time; adheres to schedules and agendas.

    Qualifications

    • Associate degree in medical laboratory technician or related science from an accredited program
    • Current and active certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Laboratory Technician or MLT (ASCP)
    • Valid and current State of Hawaii license as a MLT
    • Three (3) or more years experience in a clinical laboratory.  Preferred experience with Company
    • Must be in good standing with the Company and earned documented year-over-year above average performance ratings with the Company over a substantial period of time
    • For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training
    • Exhibits excellent ability and willingness in working all parts of the lab or department (e.g., microbiology, blood bank) and works effectively with all different types of people and within a team setting
    • Communicate in a candid and appropriate manner using tact and diplomacy.  Raises ideas and suggestions with the goal of making the operations better
    • Excellent analytical thinking in troubleshooting problems and coming to resolutions in a timely manner providing excellent follow-through and demonstrating thoroughness of thought
    • Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter
    • Demonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:

      • Shine
      • Team
      • Accurate
      • Respect
      • Standardize

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP/Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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