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Job ID: 60791
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Facility/Division: Wayne UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
The Medical Technologist performs a wide variety of complex critical tests and analyses in the areas of Blood Banking, Clinical Chemistry, Coagulation, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology which provide clinical information for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Responsible for overall quality, efficiency, and safety in the performance of assigned technical duties.
1. Performs tests on patient samples, completing complex critical analyses following written protocol.
2. Performs and analyzes quality control procedures.
3. Troubleshoots all procedures in the areas assigned.
4. Operates all instruments in the areas assigned.
5. Performs start-up reagent loading and maintenance as required on various instrumentation.
6. Verifies and documents test results using EPIC or appropriate laboratory system.
7. Confirms abnormal results and calls “critical values” to appropriate teammates.
8. Operates HIS and LIS technology proficiently.
9. Maintains work area in a clean and sanitary condition.
10. Assists in the training of new employees and students.
11. Informs supervisors of shortages of supplies or consumables.
12. Assists in writing procedures for the section.
13. Uses appropriate interaction with and provides recommended or required services to all patients. Possesses a basic understanding regarding the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the cultural needs of all patients.
14. May be assigned as the Technologist in charge in the absence of the Director or Lead Technologist.
15. Completes continuing education and in-service programs to meet regulatory and job requirements.
16. Actively participates in staff meetings.
17. Participates in performance improvement activities.
18. Presents and promotes a professional demeanor at all times, establishes high standards of customer service, supports responsibility, pride, and teamwork, remains calm under pressure, and offers reasonable solutions for problems.
19. Maintains a safe environment for self and teammates. Applies knowledge of the principles of universal precautions, routinely and consistently makes use of these principles. Also knowledgeable of appropriate use of personal protective equipment and infection control barriers and devices.
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (Medical Technology, Laboratory, Chemical or Biological Science) required.
Certification from ASCP preferred.
One year in an acute hospital setting preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of the materials, procedures and instrumentation used in the section.
• Good analytical skills and the ability to apply the theories and techniques of clinical laboratory science (including evaluation of quality control data) to produce reliable test results which aid the clinician in diagnosis and treatment.
• Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
• Proficient with LIS, HIS, EPIC and MS Office. Able to learn new software rapidly.
• Ability to stand and work on uncarpeted floors for duration or significant portion of shift.
Valid NC Driver’s License: No
If driving a Wayne UNC Vehicle, must be 21 years old and MVR must be approved by Risk Management.
Legal Employer: Wayne Health
Entity: Wayne UNC Health Care
Organization Unit: Lab-Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: WAYNE MED
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable
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