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Medical Technologist I, Laboratory

Primary Location Jonesboro, Georgia Job Number 1081118 Date posted 06/13/2022
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Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures under the technical guidance of the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Laboratory Supervisor or Medical Technologist II. Assists with workload recording, inventory control, research and development of new procedures. Exercises independent judgment in work performance and interpersonal relations. Major Responsibilities may be assigned as a direct or indirect function of the position.

Essential Functions:
- Analytic: Performs requested laboratory tests and special analysis, such as proficiency testing, correlation studies or other, according to established laboratory and Medical Office policies and procedures. Prioritizes laboratory testing and other duties appropriately to assure optimal efficiency and timely reporting of laboratory results according to policy standards. Utilizes quality control procedures according to established procedures and takes appropriate action for Out of Control results. Documents QC appropriately. Recognizes trends, bias, shifts or other unexpected patterns and takes appropriate action. Performs calibration or calibration verification as needed. Operates and maintains equipment. Performs routine safety checks and preventive maintenance on instruments according to procedures and manufacturer's recommendations on a consistent, timely basis to insure optimal operation and minimal downtime. Recognizes when any component of the testing system is not performing optimally and performs troubleshooting procedures as warranted on equipment, reagents and procedures in an efficient manner that maintains testing schedules. Refers problems beyond his/her scope of practice to Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Medical Technologist II.
- Pre-analytic: Receives electronic and manual orders for tests to be performed. Receives and/or obtains specimens, assisting with collections when the workload warrants. Assumes responsibility for assuring collection of adequate and acceptable samples for analysis.
- Post-analytic: Responsible of timely release of patient results. Communicates with reference lab to confirm results, specimen disposition and to order supplies. Exercises independent judgment in determining whether test results are released, repeated or referred for review. Consults with Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Medical Technologist II when necessary.
- Administrative: Assists with workload recording and inventory control. Responsible for monitoring and resolving pending lists per policy. Responds appropriately to provider and clinical staff inquiries. Supports clinical point of care testing by facilitating issue resolution. Participates in department/facility meetings, conference calls, continuing education/in-services. Participates in orientation and training of new employees. Makes recommendations for improvements to the Supervisor/Manager or Assistant Supervisor. Assumes responsibility for day to day operations of laboratory, including directing and supporting the front desk, collections and accessioning areas, in absence of Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Medical Technologist II. Participates in state/internal inspections, prepared to answer questions or produce documents. Responsible for compliance with information communicated in weekly laboratory newsletters.

Basic Qualifications:
- One (1) year of post registration MT experience.
- Bachelor's degree and/or MT Registration or equivalent documentation from the state of Georgia.
License, Certification, Registration

- MT registration from ASCP (MLS, GDHRC, TM, MLT), AMT (MTA, RMA), or NCA (MTN) or documentation that the state of Georgia considers them qualified to work as a MT in the state of Georgia.
- American Heart Association BLS Certification must be obtained prior to hire date. BLS Certification NOT required for employees working at Dekalb Tech Central Lab (ONLY).

Additional Requirements:
- Able to work independently.
- Able to demonstrate customer service aptitude through customer service assessment and/or history.
- Able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills i.e. history of positive working relationships.
- Able to demonstrate dependability i.e. history of punctuality and good attendance.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in medical technology or related health science.

Primary Location: Georgia,Jonesboro,Southwood Medical Offices I Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 12:00 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: GUP|UFCW|Local 1996 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Southwood Medical Offices - Pathology-General - 2808 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.