PRN Medical Technologist
Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Location: West Chester
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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
- 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
- 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.
- Accommodates increased workload at peak times and maintains
quality of results
- 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
- Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors
and shows evidence of change. Demonstrates responsibility and
accountability for actions.
- Demonstrates creative thinking and problem solving and knows
when to seek appropriate consultation.
- 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.
- Offers to help other employees by providing assistance when
- Follows Hospital and departmental rules and policies. Maintains
confidentiality of information. Keep in services, training and
- Performs as a team player - displays consideration for the
needs of others and work objectives.
- Open to change and different approaches to work. Recommends new
approaches to solving operational problems, issues or concerns
- Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with
Keywords: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Wilmington , PRN Medical Technologist, Other , West Chester, Delaware
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