Medical Lab Technician I - Monday - Thursday, Third Shift - Duke Raleigh
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 229898
Medical Lab Technician I at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Monday - Thursday, 10:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
This position will be eligible for a third-shift differential and a $2,500 sign-on bonus.
Associate's Degree in Medical Lab Technology preferred.
Perform routine waived and moderate complexity tests in a clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.
Perform routine tests in clinical laboratories for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease using standard techniques and equipment.
Perform related duties in the laboratory, including storing and labeling specimens and using manual and automatic equipment to prepare specimens and perform analytical tests.
Prepare sterile media in plates, jars, or test tubes for use in growing bacterial cultures.
Incubate culture for specific times at prescribed temperatures.
Understand and comply with laboratory Quality Control and Quality Assurance policies and procedures for instrumentation and testing.
Prepare solutions, reagents, and stains, following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Maintain detailed records of tests performed and report laboratory test results to appropriate personnel; recognize Quality Control shifts and trends and take appropriate action whenever necessary.
Calibrate and perform routine maintenance on test equipment, and clean and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments.
Maintain laboratory supply of chemicals and glassware; perform routine maintenance on equipment.
Collect blood specimens from patients using venipuncture, or heel or finger stick; carry out Point-of-Care Testing waived tests and urinalysis without a microscope.
Utilize various hospital and laboratory information systems and software.
Interact in a professional and courteous manner with doctors, nurses, and other personnel to provide technical guidance and address concerns.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience involving patient contact, customer service in a medical setting, and strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Basic knowledge of medical terminology.
Working knowledge of laboratory and hospital computer systems is helpful.
Basic knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices, including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
Ability to demonstrate required dexterity, knowledge, and ability to complete assigned laboratory tasks and skills, attention to detail, and compliance with all appropriate regulatory and safety requirements.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
Act as the PIC (person-in-charge (General Supervisor) in the absence of the Supervisor/Manager/Tech III) after attaining 1 year of high complexity laboratory experience, post-scientific baccalaureate degree, or 2 years high complexity experience post-scientific associate degree.
Provide daily supervision and/or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.
Provide direct supervision of all high-complexity testing.
Monitor testing to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
Responsibilities delegated by the director or technical supervisor include:
Assure remedial action is taken and documented whenever test systems deviate from established performance specifications.
Ensure that patient testing results are not reported until corrective action has been ,taken and the test system is functioning properly
AS, AD or BS Degree or previous classification as a non-certified medical technologist.
Minimal educational or experience requirements may be modified on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) director if minimal CLIA requirements are met by the employee for the tasks being performed.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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