Atlantic Health System is seeking a full-time Medical Laboratory Technician I for Atlantic Urgent Care Paramus at Chilton Medical Center to work days.
Performs and interprets automated and manual testing procedures on blood and urine specimens in the laboratory.
Evaluates specimen/test orders for acceptance/rejection according to guidelines; accessions specimens accurately.
Meets established TAT and productivity standards.
Recognizes and resolves errors/discrepancies or problems and notifies appropriate personnel.
Is proficient with all IT systems; can order, cancel, retrieve result, review work-lists, sample collections, and test status.
Addresses critical results and delivers results properly according to policy.
Correlates results with diagnosis and compares previous results if necessary.
Can operate all Laboratory testing instruments; can recognize, troubleshoot and resolve instrument issues.
Ensures proper function, maintenance and QC of each instrument; ensures compliance with QC, maintenance, temperature and reagent records.
Performs proficiency testing and quality audits as needed.
Ensures compliance with CLIA, FDA, CAP and NJDOH.
Maintain the record of reagents and supply; reports reagents shortage to the supervisor or designee; ensures that all reagents used for testing are in date and show no signs of drift or contamination as indicated in the daily QC data.
Assists with training new employees, participates in teaching students.
Demonstrates knowledge and follows to all department safety procedures and policies. Ensures proper handling of chemical and biohaard materials.
Works weekdays, weekends and holidays as scheduled.
Follows to department policies for vacation, holidays, lunch, break-times and overtime.
Conducts personal business on non-productive time, limits socializing to ensure the work flow continues uninterrupted.
Shows leadership quality; assumes responsibility in absence of supervisor.
Attends department meetings and participates in continue education.
Is knowledgeable of and adheres to all hospital policies and procedures including but not limited to: Attendance Management: Reports to work on time; is flexible when staffing needs warrant change; requests time off in a timely manner; consistently utilizes time clocks to document in and out shifts. Rules of Conduct: Respects the rights and property of others; does not engage in Harassment or Violence in the Workplace. HIPPA: Maintains confidentiality of patients, staff and visitors at all times. Dress Code: Complies with dress code policy and wears ID at all times.
Ability to provide excellent customer service internally and externally. Possess superior written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to read, understand and follow detailed procedures. Analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities necessary. Proven skills of critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Ability to prioritize, organize, and handle a high volume workload efficiently essential. Good close vision and color perception required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED required
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Lab Science or ASCP certification
MT (ASCP) certification required. Master or Doctoral degree may be accepted as ASCP certification equivalent. May be required to meet specific state requirements
Minimum of 3 years experience as a Medical Lab Technician
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune's 'Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For' list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.
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