Medical Lab Tech

SUMMARY

This position is primarily responsible for obtaining and preparing specimens for analysis and performing various screening tests by performing the following duties.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs all in-house lab tests independently and accurately.

  • Performs quality control and preventive maintenance of all lab equipment. Communicates results of tests performed to provider staff.

  • Knows when to consult with the Manager or Provider. Maintains inventory and orders supplies, as needed.

  • Assists in orienting new lab staff to lab procedures and practices. Possesses knowledge of costs, billing and coding procedures.

  • Responsible for Performance Improvement, as assigned. Records all procedures appropriately.

  • Follows-up on the sent-out lab tests to assure completion. Assures all biohazardous materials are properly disposed.

  • Collects and Processes Specimens. Documents in EMR correctly.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 ATTENDANCE:

Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable.

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

Intellectual

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts the success of the team above one’s own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Organization

  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

  • Cost Consciousness - Works within the approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Organizational support - Follows  policies and procedures; Completes  administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Self-management

  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence;

  • Planning/Organizing  -  Prioritizes  and  plans  work  activities;  Uses  time  efficiently;

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Dependability -  Follows instructions, responds to Management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Asks for and offers help when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of this organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of: Database Software (Access); Payroll Systems; Inventory Software; Order  Processing Systems; Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); and EMR (Electronic Medical Records).

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Graduate of certified Clinical Lab Tech

  • Certified or eligible for certification or Certified Medical Assistant.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous documented experience or education in health related field.

  • Must satisfactorily complete on-the-job training by Manager for a probationary period.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee   to   successfully   perform   the   essential   functions   of   this   job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

Ashlee Jallen