Location: Nashville, Tennessee
The Medical Laboratory Technician performs laboratory testing and related procedures necessary to generate accurate and timely patient reports.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Performs general housekeeping duties to keep work areas safe from contamination and physical hazards* Continuous cooperation with co-workers and other hospital departments to ensure our customers are VERY SATISFIED* Performs instrument maintenance and troubleshooting activities in areas of demonstrated competency* Actively participates and supports co-workers participating in Community Cares initiatives* Works with students and other interested persons to promote the clinical laboratory profession* Demonstrates a positive attitude at all times* Performs daily quality control and maintenance activities in areas of demonstrated competency* Participates in Quality Assurance programs* Performs proficiency testing in areas of demonstrated competency* Reports critical values to appropriate physician or nursing service upon verification of result* Shows an awareness of how patient age and other factors can affect test results* Recognizes opportunities to learn from Medical Technologists and takes advantage of those opportunities* Participates in continuing education activities* Takes problem-solving initiative* Takes a pro-active approach to learning new procedures and/or laboratory areas, including LIS* Recognizes opportunities to reduce reagent waste and unnecessary test repeats* Manages inventory, time and workflow efficiently* Recognizes and reports Laboratory Compliance issues, including potential fraud, over- or under-billing for services performed, CPT coding changes or discrepancies, and questionable medical necessityTECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
Allied health is among the fastest growing occupations in healthcare today. This area can be defined as credentialed professionals who perform supportive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services to promote health and prevent disease in a variety of settings.
These areas are crucial to Vanderbilt Health's reputation for excellence in these areas that has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South.
Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the southeast choose Vanderbilt Health for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.
* Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems. * Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job. * Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues : Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.- Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.- Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns in a timely manner. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. Managing Resources Effectively : - Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. Fostering Innovation : - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them. - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - Adapts to Change: Embraces changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
Medical Laboratory Technician - American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program
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