Under general supervision, the technician works in a medical laboratory environment to prepare supplies, set up and manage medical laboratory equipment, manage inventory, provide direct patient care (such as phlebotomies), process specimens, and use multiple lab related software programs.
1. Provides direct patient care such as phlebotomies and processes specimens.
2. Identifies and communicates abnormal patient conditions by alerting supervisory personnel and the patient’s physicians.
3. Reports mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials.
4. Serves as technical resource by participating in staff training, answering questions of other professionals, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
5. Provides training to non-laboratory staff on point of care testing and in the concepts, principles, and practices of the different phases involved in laboratory testing.
6. Evaluate test results, develop and modify procedures, and establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of tests.
7. Maintains patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.
8. Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers by following established standards and procedures and by complying with legal regulations.
9. Troubleshooting lab equipment issues and working with lab related software
10. Receiving and tracking lab supplies, maintaining an adequate inventory, and utilizing and ordering supplies in a cost-effective manner.
11. Serves and protects the University community by adhering to professional standards, laboratory policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements and university standards
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree with a major in the biological or chemical sciences.
EXPERIENCE: 2 years related experience in science or a lab-related program.
OTHER: Must have a Medical Laboratory Technician Certification
Must have a high level of customer service skills, computer proficiency, excellent detail orientation, and knowledge of laboratory safety. Must demonstrate a professional and working knowledge of blood and body fluid and safety precautions within the laboratory. Must have the ability to independently handle multiple tasks and set priorities.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform job.