HCA Physician Services Group
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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT/MT) - Generalist, Blood Bank - Mixed Shifts, Rotating Weekends
at HCA Physician Services Group
St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. With 171 beds, the hospital's comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock—the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County—with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; as well as emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Urgent Care Round Rock; and St. David's Emergency Center in Cedar Park. St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. In 2016, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades and also earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.
The Medical Laboratory Technician is responsible for competently performing moderate and high complexity testing in the areas of Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Immunohematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis and Serology. Analyzes, reviews, and reports test results and quality control results and takes remedial action when indicated. Ensures specimen integrity by adhering to the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing. Adheres to departmental policies and procedures including departmental programs, quality control, performance improvement, and safety.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs laboratory testing.
- Competently performs moderate and high complexity testing in Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Microbiology and Serology.
- Follows laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient results.
- Operates test systems proficiently.
Troubleshoots test systems and takes appropriate action according to predetermined protocols. Notifies appropriate Supervisory personnel.
Ensures quality of laboratory services.
Follows established policies and procedures for quality control performance and documentation.
Performs and documents scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance.
Identifies problems which may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and takes appropriate action including supervisor notification.
Follows all safety, infection control, and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen guidelines.
- Participates in departmental performance improvement programs.
Participates in the Laboratory continuing education program.
Participates in “Total Quality Management” initiative (i.e. Modular Training, Process Improvement Teams, etc.).
Utilizes Departmental resources in an efficient manner.
- Demonstrates efficiently by performing procedures rapidly and determining priority.
- Utilizes appropriate supplies with minimal waste.
Operates equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize down time.
Promotes customer relations within the organization and in the community.
- Communicates with the laboratory staff and customers to promote quality guest relations.
Maintains and supports a service-oriented relationship with its customers.
Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to customers.
Strives to maintain a positive work environment.
Creates a supportive climate by serving as a role model of guest relations behavior.
Communicates via written, verbal, face-to-face, telephone, and computer methods.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Associate degree in a clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution, including a U.S. military program to be completed no later than 6 months from the date of hire.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Preferred: Certified in the area of Clinical Laboratory Science by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National Certification Agency for Clinical Laboratory Personnel, or equivalent.