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PRN Medical Technologist

Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Location: West Chester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary Statement Position Requirements: Performs a variety of routine and complex tests in one or more laboratory sections. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of laboratory operations, including theoretical aspects of test procedures as well as other policies and routines. Authorized by the laboratory director to perform testing (and result reporting) in the clinical laboratory for which they have been proved competent. Works under minimal supervision for specimen processing , test performance, and result reporting. Note: Supervisory or director review is not required to report clinical laboratory results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Introduces self when interacting with patients, families, visitors or other employees Demonstrates respect for patient, visitor and employee privacy and confidentiality. Communicates clearly, directly and in a professional manner. Provides information/facts accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Appropriate telephone etiquette demonstrated
  2. Accomplishes routine and stat testing within established guidelines and produces accurate results. Makes correct judgments about the validity of test results based on quality control data and patient status.
  3. Accommodates increased workload at peak times and maintains quality of results
  4. Orients and instructs new employees or students in the performance of tests, use of equipment, and laboratory section protocols as assigned. Performs testing independently, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of department protocols and theoretical aspects of testing procedures. Maintains complete and accurate logs or documents including QC, as required, according to section protocols. Uses auto verification and associated technologies to release results where validated. Verifies non-auto verified results before release. Consults supervisor for assistance when necessary Recognizes critical values and reportable results according to protocol. Reports critical results appropriately to authorized caregivers and documents this action in the laboratory information system. Reports and documents QA related incidents to the section supervisor and the Laboratory's Quality Manager. Understands and performs information system functions necessary for operations
  5. Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for actions.
  6. Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows when to seek appropriate consultation.
  7. Familiarity with Laboratory Exposure Control Plan which includes the Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication Program and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen standard and applies standard precautions to work practices and knows how to appropriately deal with chemical or biological spills. Demonstrates safe practices in the performance of assigned job duties. Reports any unsafe practices or conditions to appropriate responsible parties.
  8. Offers to help other employees by providing assistance when needed
  9. Follows Hospital and departmental rules and policies. Maintains confidentiality of information. Keep in services, training and credentials current.
  10. Performs as a team player - displays consideration for the needs of others and work objectives.
  11. Open to change and different approaches to work. Recommends new approaches to solving operational problems, issues or concerns
  12. Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.

Keywords: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Wilmington , PRN Medical Technologist, Other , West Chester, Delaware

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