Northwell Health Lab Technologist (Blood Bank)-Experienced Preferred-Westchester, NY in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 001Y1L

Job Description

I. Position Summary:

The Medical Technologist performs a variety of laboratory tests, many of which are complex, involve numerous steps and techniques and require use of professional judgment. Tests may be performed in Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis or Blood Bank. Professional application of the principles, theories and techniques of Medical Technology are used to produce reliable test results that aid the physician in diagnosis and treatment.

II. Primary Customer Served:

Indicate which categories are applicable

X Infants (0 - 1 year)

X Pediatrics (1 - 12 years)

X Adolescents (13 - 17 years)

X Adults (18 - 65 years)

X Geriatrics (over 65)

N/A

III . Position Qualifications:

  • Education/Training:

  • B.S. degree in Medical Technology or a related science required with one (1) year of experience preferred or an

A.S. degree in Medical Technology or a related science and ten (10) years of experience required.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English required.

  • Experience

  • Please refer to Education/Training for specific combination requirements.

  • Licensure, Registration or Certification:

  • NYS Dept of Education licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist.

  • ASCP certification preferred.

IV. Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential position responsibilities as listed in this position description, either aided or unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

  • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well lighted, heated or ventilated facility. No routine exposure to hazards.

  • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer, office and laboratory equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift a minimum of 10 lbs.

  • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours.

V. OSHA Category:

X Category I Routine exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue.

_ Category II Potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue.

_ Category III No routine exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue

VI. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Patient and Staff Safety:
  • Recognizes the importance of patient/staff safety precautions as it relates to specific department and area of responsibility.

  • Consistently utilizes precautions and follows appropriate procedures to enhance patient/staff safety in daily operations.

  • Identifies and reports any potentially dangerous situations to manager which could cause medical error and / or patient or staff harm.

  • Immediately takes action, where appropriate, to minimize the risk of injury. Where appropriate to staff member's responsibilities, reports errors, when these occur, to supervisor and on an Occurrence Report. Participates, when appropriate, in Root Cause Analyses and/or other efforts to reduce risk of medical error and / or patient or staff harm.

  1. Performance Improvement:
  • Participates in performance / customer service improvement; actively assists in improving performance based on results obtained from customer satisfaction / PI activities.

  • Where appropriate, participates in Performance Improvement activities, including team membership.

  1. Testing Procedures
  • Logs in and performs both routine and advanced test procedures under on-site supervision of a supervisor.

  • Reviews results recognizing the interdependency of tests and the conditions that affect test results.

  • Reports test results to authorized persons.

  • Performs procedure troubleshooting techniques as required.

  1. Quality Control
  • Performs, records and evaluates appropriate Quality Control.

  • Investigates abnormal Quality Control results as appropriate.

  1. Instrument Maintenance
  • Reads and records instrument parameters as part of maintenance and quality control.

  • Performs preventative maintenance procedures on instruments.

  • Performs advanced instrument troubleshooting as required.

  1. Inventory
  • Receives and records inventory shipments as needed.

  • Documents and records lot numbers and volumes as appropriate.

  • Reports low inventory levels to supervisory staff as appropriate.

  1. Communication
  • Informs Supervisory staff of anything falling outside of standard policy or procedure.

  • Communicates with laboratory staff, laboratory management, pathologists, patients, hospital personnel, physicians and their offices requiring courtesy and tact.

  • Performs duties in a professional manner at all times.

  1. Schedule/Supervision
  • Responds promptly to emergency calls/disaster plan.

  • Works weekends and holidays as part of a rotating schedule.

  • Assists in training new staff.

  • Functions a shift supervisor in the absence of supervisor or assistant supervisor.

  • Makes reasonable effort to report to work during inclement weather.

9 . Quality Assurance:

  • Maintains personal professional competency through in-service and meeting attendance.

  • Maintains a safe, orderly working environment; maintains compliance with OSHA regulations.

  • Ensures that Joint Commission, College of American Pathologist, NYS Dept of Health and F.D.A. standards are adhered to.

  • Ensures that PMHC corporate compliance policies are adhered to.

  • Adheres to hospital and department mission statements, policies and procedures.

  1. Continuing Education :
  • Attends all hospital or departmental in-services.

  • Attends appropriate seminars and conferences as necessary.

  • Adheres to NYS Dept of Education continuing education requirements.

11. Performs other duties as assigned and requested.

Qualifications

Position Qualifications:

  • Education/Training:

  • B.S. degree in Medical Technology or a related science required with one (1) year of experience preferred or an

A.S. degree in Medical Technology or a related science and ten (10) years of experience required.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English required.

  • Experience

  • Please refer to Education/Training for specific combination requirements.

  • Licensure, Registration or Certification:

  • NYS Dept of Education licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist.

ASCP certification preferred.