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Medical Technologist, Per Diem
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Centerhas been named to the 2019 America’s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
SCHEDULE: Per Diem, Days
Reporting directly to the supervisors of Chemistry and Hematology and to the Administrative Laboratory Director and indirectly to the Regional Administrative Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
TECHNICAL – Performs laboratory procedures in one or more areas of the Core Laboratory: Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, and minimal Microbiology. Work in accordance with the departments Standard Operating Procedure to produce accurate results and complete testing within designated turn-around-times (TAT). Calls critical results to appropriate person(s) in a timely manner. Perform instrument maintenance and Quality Control with the ability to troubleshoot equipment and document results under the guidelines of the Quality Assurance program. Ensures that all equipment is always clean and operational, and that the work area is clean and safe. Must be able to read and understand policies and procedures. Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
COMMUNICATION – required reading includes emails and responding as necessary. Also required to read and understand posted information. Communicating with colleagues to ensure proper workflow of specimens, etc. Maintains inter- and intradepartmental workflow by fostering a spirit of cooperation. Maintains patient confidence and protects the hospital by keeping information confidential (HIPAA). Answers and responds to patient, physician and vendor questions and concerns.
QC/QA - performs, evaluates and results Quality Control (QC) for both automated instruments and manual testing. Understands when to notify senior technologists or supervisors when QC is not in range. Completes on-line Midas safety reports for Quality Assurance reporting.
DOCUMENTATION – Documents Continuing Education, including required on-line courses, as well as Webinars and off-site classes. Monitors annual competencies and works with leadership to ensure all elements are met per CAP requirements.
SPECIAL DUTIES - additional responsibilities may be acquired over a period. In time, maybe asked to help train new
employees. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Please be advised that candidates must successfully complete a background check and pre-employment health
screening which includes a drug screen.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- MLS/MT/MLT (ASCP) or equivalent. Completion of an Associates or Baccalaureate degree in a Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, or Baccalaureate Degree in related science from an accredited school. Meets the requirements and qualifies as a technologist under CLIA laboratory regulations. National certification eligible by ASCP, AMT, or HEW.
- At least one year of experience as a laboratory technologist, preferably as a Generalist preferred.
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