Medical Laboratory Technician

Employer
University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 20, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Medical Laboratory Technician Under the direction of the laboratory manager and designated supervisory staff, the medical laboratory technician performs routine laboratory testing and instrument-related duties in a timely manner for patient care. Responsibilities Performs routine laboratory testing in their assigned specialty area following all standard operating procedures. Confirms abnormal results and resolves specimen and testing discrepancies. Institutes appropriate follow-up measures for unusual test results with input from the supervisor or charge technologist. Calibrates instruments; performs and documents preventative and corrective maintenance on instruments and equipment. Troubleshoots most routine technical and analytical problems including specimen collection problems within some supervision. Monitors and reviews quality control data and quality assurance information to determine reliability and acceptability of patient results. Assists in documentation of quality occurrences. Initiates corrective actions for quality control and other quality and/or service problems with support of the supervisor or charge technologist. Performs duties and documents information in compliance with a variety of regulatory and accreditation standards. Performs testing on proficiency testing samples as required. Assures tests are completed in a timely manner per turnaround time goals of the Department and that all pending test reports are reconciled in a timely manner. Provides bench training on testing techniques to students as requested. Attends continuing education sessions as required. Assists in reviewing standard operating procedures as requested. Maintains a neat and organized bench area replenishing supplies as needed. Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related field (formal military training program may substitute for this requirement) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT ASCP) or equivalent certification. ASCP registry-eligible candidates may qualify with required education and experience and must obtain certification within one year of hire. *UM CAPITAL REGION HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. DECISIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ARE NOT BASED ON RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, GENETIC INFORMATION, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED STATUS.*