Medical Technologist

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 159715-1A
Date Posted: Mar 17, 2020
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

GENERAL SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Lab Manager, oversees the Point of Care (POC) testing performed on patient care units and off-site facilities. Ensures that testing is accurate, using protocols for quality control, instrument standards, test verification, and notification procedures.

 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Exemplifies Winchester Hospital’s values and Promise standards.  Commits to making every encounter with our patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers the best that it can be.

     

  2. Complies with all Winchester Hospital policies and the Code of Business Conduct.  Maintains current tuberculosis testing.  Take responsibility for your own safety as well as the safety of patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers.

     

  3. Ensures instruments being used are in working order and performing to standards. Ensures equipment maintenance and calibration schedule is followed and documented.  Documents as required.

     

  4. Ensures quality control for testing is within established standards for that test.  Documents as necessary to ensure accuracy of testing. Ensures all steps of the testing process are being performed correctly. Notifies patient care units and off site facilities as needed for correction and follow up.

     

  5. Ensures proficiency testing is performed and submitted for all POC instrumentation as required.  Follows up as directed by Chemistry Manager.

     

  6. Produces reports for Patient Care Services as needed for appropriate follow up.

     

  7. Ensures that the results that are verified are accurate and meet standards.  Ensures critical results are documented per protocol.

     

  8. With the assistance of the Hospital Staff Development Department, performs direct observation for training of employees and physicians as needed in technical procedures/testing. Ensures training program is ongoing and meets regulatory requirements. Produces competency reports to patient care units as needed.

     

  9. Assists in writing up procedures and policies for POC testing under the direction of the Lab  Manager

     

    10. Assists with Monthly QM reports for POCT in conjunction with Lab Manager

     

    11. Works in conjunction with the Lab Manager in meeting regulatory requirements.

     

    12. Maintains a working relationship with Pathologist and Patient Care management.

     

    13. Participates in the following:

  1. Mandatory training requirements as per hospital/unit policies
  2. Continuing education/in-services to enhance knowledge
  3. Staff meetings
  4. Performance improvement initiatives
  5. Orientation of new staff, students and/or volunteers

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a science field required.
  2. At least 2-3 years clinical experience in a clinical laboratory setting.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, judgment and analytical skills        required.
  4. Experience in quality control review, documentation and summary reports.

     

    LICENSE, CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Medical Technologist registration and certification required.

     

    LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  None Required

     

    AGE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:  Not Applicable

     

    PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

  1. Ability to distinguish color.
  2. Ability to enter information into a computer or similar device.  Requires manual dexterity.
  3. Ability to communicate in writing and orally.
  4. Ability to proofread documents and check for accuracy.
  5. Analytical ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  6. Ability to lift/carry light items throughout the work shift.
  7. Ability to stand, sit, bend, reach, grasp, pull, and push throughout the work shift.

     

    OSHA EXPOSURE:  Job does involve possible exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

     

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

     

  1. Reports directly to the Lab Manager
  2. Not responsible for supervising the work of others.

Shift

40 hours, 7:00-3:30pm

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.