Medical Technologist (MT), Microbiology

Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 169033-1A
Date Posted: Sep 3, 2021
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

About the Job

 This posting is for a position in the Microbiology Laboratory located at Winchester Hospital’s Core Laboratory in Woburn, MA. Parking will be onsite, and there is little to  no travel between satellite locations. With all of our upbeat and highly skilled members of our team, along with state of the art laboratory instrumentation, we provide laboratory services for several institutions within the Beth Israel Lahey Health System; as well as a vast network of outpatient physician offices. The duties of the job primarily include but are not limited to: Specimen processing/Planting, Gram Stains, Rapid Serology testing, and propagated culture reading. It is preferred that the candidate is flexible with their schedule, has a sense of urgency and time management skills, has a general understanding of Biology/Microbiology, proficient with microscopy, general understanding of Windows OS and other Windows based software,  Word processing, checks work email, and has familiarity of troubleshooting clinical laboratory hardware/software, and other equipment.

 

Education

Required: Bachelor’s degree in a science field required or grandfathered qualifications. 
Grandfathered Qualifications: 2-year science degree and evidence of working experience in a clinical setting prior to 1980 OR MLT Certification (HEW or military) acquired prior to 1980  

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS

RequiredMedical Technologist registry eligible

Preferred: Medical Technologist registered (ASCP or applicable)  

 

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Prepares specimen depending on lab order
  • Performs tests using both/either manual methods or automated instrumentation which require fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.  Ensures specimen integrity throughout the process.
  • Performs quality control checks and equipment maintenance, adhering to high quality standards.
  • Responds to supply and equipment issues timely to ensure optimum operations and equipment quality and long-term equipment maintenance and life.
  • Reviews and inputs quality control and patient results into the electronic medical records system in a timely manner so clinicians and patients get their results as quickly a possible.  Expedites results to clinicians for stat and critical results.
  • Performs necessary calibrations on new and expired lots of reagents
  • Troubleshoot test anomalies and system problems in a logical manner to ensure accurate tests.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment presenting a professional impression of facilities and fostering our culture of safety. 
  • Maintain documentation, reports and quality checks to ensure the laboratory is in compliance with regulatory agencies, accreditation and Hospital policies and procedures.
  • Runs report to verify optimal operational performance.
  • Takes status and result requests and other questions from patients and clinicians in a timely and professional manner. 
  • Provides clinical guidance and training to hospital clinicians and physicians on Laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Reviews supplies inventory, communicates supply needs and rotates supplies when new stocking is received.
  • In the absence of the Section Supervisor and Lead Techs, may be the technologist in charge of the shift, resolving operational and clinical issues in a timely manner.  Addresses immediate performance concerns and communicates issues to the Section Supervisor as appropriate. 

 

Shift

16 hours weekly, night shift

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

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