Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Per Diem **Up To A $7,000 Sign-On Bonus**

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 174975-1A
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2022
Category: Clinical Technician

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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

JOB SUMMARY

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing various clinical laboratory tests as requested in physician orders. This clinical professional position impacts patient care by performing accurate tests as prescribed by the physician in a timely manner so clinicians receive accurate result expediently enabling them to provide the best possible care.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education Required:  Associates degree in a science field 

Education Preferred:  Associates degree in Laboratory Science from an accredited program

 

Grandfathered Qualifications:

  • HEW or military certification acquired prior to 1980
     
    Other Skills/Knowledge:
    Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the Hospital team.
     

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS

Required:  Medical Technician registry eligible

Preferred: Medical Technician registered (ASCP or applicable)

 

 

JOB FUNCTIONS

 

As part of the Laboratory team, this position:

 

  • 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.
  • 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

Per Diem, as needed by the department

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.