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Medical Technologist

Company: Jupiter Medical Center
Location: Jupiter
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Education

  • AA/AS, BS preferred Experience / Qualifications
    • State of Florida Technologist License
    • National Certification required, ASCP preferred.
    • Special Skills include: Cognizant ability to correlate results from a variety of tests and relate to treatment of patient. Able to multitask and learn a variety of instrumentation and software systems to perform testing and result testing. Microsoft Office skills. Position Summary This position will work in collaboration with department leadership to support the needs of the department. Responsiblities include:
      • Performs, interprets and reports clinical laboratory diagnostic tests on blood and body fluids.
        • Maintains competency in licensed areas with flexibly to perform testing in these areas as needed.
        • Ensures continuous operation of testing analyzers, laboratory processes and other laboratory equipment by performing required quality control and calibrations; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions and contacting service for repairs as necessary.
          • Cognizant ability to correlate results from a variety of tests and relate to treatment of patient.
          • Participates in evaluation, implementation and validation of new equipment and techniques.
          • Assists in orientation and training of new team members
          • Maintains laboratory supply and reagent inventory; anticipates needed supplies; places and/or expedites orders for supplies; verifies receipt of supplies.
            • Conserves laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
              • Timely review of pending logs, resolving any outstanding workload while communicating findings to the next shift.
                • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Serves as a resource for departments outside the laboratory for medical laboratory technology.
                • Maintains inter- and intradepartmental workflow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.
                • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
                • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols, following identification procedures.
                • Maintains patient confidence and protects the hospital by keeping information confidential. Team Member Competencies Establishing Relationships Builds effective networks, working relationships, and alliances in order to collaborate effectively within department and organization. Can relate to all kinds of people regardless of background; find topics and common interests that can be used to build rapport with others. Peer Support Provides guidance and feedback to help others strengthen knowledge/skills needed to accomplish tasks, solve problems, and perform effectively within the team. Inspiring and Motivating Others Fosters commitment and cohesiveness by facilitating cooperation and working as a team within the organization toward goal accomplishments. Work well with others, build consensus, and ensure cooperation to complete tasks and positive workflow. Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence Exercises self-leadership, self-awareness, and self-regulation; manages emotions so that they are expressed appropriately; leads others by showcasing adaptability, empathy, and social skills. Acting with Integrity Interacts with others in a way that is seen as direct and truthful; ensures confidence in individual and organizational motives and representations. Acts in a way that is consistent with personal and organizational values by keeping confidence, promises, and commitments. Clearly states goals and beliefs; informs people of their true intentions, does what they say they will do; follows through on commitments. Being a Champion for Change and Innovation Supports people in their efforts to try new things. Things creatively, generates novel and valuable ideas and uses these ideas to develop new or improved processes. Accepts new ways of doing things and adapts to change. Communicating Effectively Speaks and writes clearly, conveys information in a concise, organized, and logical manner. Is adept at tailoring the message to fit the interests and needs of the audience. Listens attentively and exercises tact, discretion, and diplomacy when interacting with members of the department and organization. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Treats all people with dignity and respect. Demonstrates an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their gender, age, race, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status, or other characteristics. Challenges bias and intolerance. Develops all-inclusive groups in the realms of social interaction and communication. Shows respect for the beliefs of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds. Physical Requirements
                  • Standing on feet 65% of shift while performing lab tests.
                  • Sits up to 4 hr/day on chair while doing paperwork.
                  • Walking up to 50 yards per day. Lifting: 1-10 lbs from floor to counter level, PRN to replace reagents.
                  • Carrying: 1-10 lbs distance 50 yards; several times a day.
                  • Pushing: 1-5; 50 yards several times a day. Squatting: several times a day to reach cabinets, equipment.
                  • Twisting: Upper body 45 degrees; frequency - 10 times/ day.
                  • Rotating: Upper body 45 degrees; frequency - 10 times/ day.
                  • Reaching: arms distance 1-3 feet several times a day.
                  • OSHA exposure level is Category I-Exposure to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids.
                  • Use of appropriate protective equipment is required.
                  • Must be able to communicate with coworkers, supervisors and physicians and answer telephones.
                  • Environment is noisy and disruptive.
                  • Numerous interruptions occur throughout the day. Threshold Requirements
                    • These threshold requirements are required and completed yearly basis
                      • Annual Joint Commission mandatory education requirements, in-service and health requirements including attendance at new employee orientation
                      • TB/PPD Surveillance Program
                      • Maintenance of required professional licensing and/or certification(s). This is not necessarily an extensive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associates with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments). I have reviewed these job requirements and verify that I can perform all essential functions of this position.
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Keywords: Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter , Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Jupiter, Florida

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