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Medical Technologist

Job ID: 34
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City: Greensboro

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Job Description

Schedule: Saturday/Sunday, 8:30 am - 9 pm
; part time

EDUCATION:

Required:
Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, or chemical, physical, or medical laboratory science.
OR
Bachelor's degree in chemical, physical or biological science with a minimum of 60 semester hours specifically including, 6 hours of Chemistry, 6 hours of Biology and 12 additional hours in any combination of Chemistry, Biology, or medical Laboratory Technology. Transcript with degree indicated must be provided and evaluated by laboratory leadership prior to offer.
OR
a "Diploma" in Medical Technology, obtained prior to April 24, 1995, may be considered. Transcript with degree indicated must be provided and evaluated by laboratory leadership prior to offer.

CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:

Required:
Must be eligible for Medical Technologist certification upon hire. Medical Technologist certification must be obtained within the first 9 months of employment in one of the following certifications:
ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) certification or equivalent certification by:
NCA (National Certification Agency)
AMT (American Medical Technologist)
HEW (Health,

EDUCATION, & Welfare)

Preferred:
ASCP certification.

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for handling, performing, evaluating and releasing results on laboratory specimens received for analysis. Includes performing all requirements relating to specimens and generating accurate, timely results and reporting.

MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES:
Performs all processes associated with testing of laboratory specimens (pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical) on test systems according to established laboratory policies and procedures. 20 %

Performs and analyzes quality control testing and quality assurance activities to

Ensure accuracy of specimen testing. 15 %

Maintains and troubleshoots complex instrumentation and test systems in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Ensures corrective action completed and documented according to procedure prior to release of any testing results. 15 %

Prioritizes assigned duties and workload to

Ensure completion meets established laboratory turnaround times. 15 %

Completes
Required annual competencies for test systems by specified due date.
Completes annual continuing

EDUCATION assignments by due date. Complies with all regulatory standards and maintains a working knowledge of the standards. Maintains knowledge of, demonstrates, and adheres to hospital and laboratory safety and compliance policies and procedures. 15 %

Demonstrates effective problem solving skills. Demonstrates continual learning. 10 %

Practices effective and efficient use of supplies and reagents and actively participates in inventory control. 10 %

PATIENT POPULATION SERVED:
Neonate
Pediatric
Adolescent
Adult
Geriatric

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Occurs under one-third of the time:
Hazardous waste and/or toxic/caustic chemicals
Fumes or airborne particles

Occurs over two-thirds of the time:
Exposure to bloodborne pathogens

iCARE - COMMITMENTS TO CARE:

Communication
I will create and engage in conversations of possibility.

o I will be open to innovation and creativity.

o I will listen to understand.

o I will bring ideas for solutions and be open to alternative ideas.

o I will be open to constructive feedback.

o I will not engage or listen to negativity or gossip.

o I will be positive when speaking about Cone Health, my department, and my coworkers.

o I will be approachable.

o I will focus on behaviors, not the person, during conflict.

Accountability

I will honor my word.

o I will do what I say when I say I will.
o I will "clean it up" when I can't keep my word.

o
I will honor my work agreement.

o I will be "on the court" instead of "in the stands."

o I will follow up in a timely manner on commitments and requests.

o I will apologize when someone experiences less than excellent service.
o I will take responsibility for my actions, decisions and performance.

o I will protect patient safety (best practices: ex - hand hygiene).

Respect
I will assume the best of intentions and embrace differences.

o I will collaborate and seek other people's input.

o I will demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and respect with my tone of voice and body language.

o I will speak positively about Cone Health - managing up coworkers, physicians, departments, patients and visitors.

o I will ask the person directly involved when I don't know.

o I will include diverse skills, abilities, strengths, and backgrounds to create better outcomes.

o I will care for myself while also respecting others.

Empowerment
I will own it, solve it, and celebrate it!

o I will offer solutions when problems are identified.

o I will share my input for decisions by participating in forums such as shared governance, town halls, employee engagement survey, brown bag discussions, employee councils, staff meetings, or directly with my manager.

o I will take charge and do the right thing at the right time.

o I will make decisions keeping a balance of service, quality, and cost in mind.

o I will demonstrate Cone Health values.

o I will seek opportunities to celebrate and have fun.

o I will recognize good work.

I have seen and reviewed the job description in its completed form and understand that I will be
Required to perform all functions listed if hired for this position. I recognize that, if hired, it is my responsibility to notify my manager as soon as possible if I am unable to perform any of the functions of my position for any reason. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care!

Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on.

Extraordinary patient care is about being "high-touch" as well as "high-tech". Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community!

Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation. Additionally, Cone Health invites interested deaf and hard of hearing applicants to use Video Relay Service (VRS).
EXPERIENCE:

Preferred:
Six months minimum experience as a technical generalist.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required:
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Ability to work in stressful situations - Ability to remain calm and composed in stressful situations (ie: fast paced environment, meeting deadlines/work quotas, etc.)
Ability to work independently
Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions, including the impact of own decisions on patients and others. Also takes responsibility for actions of any direct reports, avoiding blame or excuses. Takes appropriate action when anyone in the organization violates standards or regulations, viewing it as unacceptable to "look the other way".
Adaptability - Effectively assesses and adjusts to changes in circumstances, resources, or environment, using the creativity and flexibility
Required to remain effective. Views change as a constant, accepting and adjusting to twists and turns. Adjusts to the especially unpredictable nature of a healthcare environment, shifting focus as necessary, and taking reasonable action, even when faced with various levels of uncertainty.
Analytical Skills
Attendance - Demonstrates consistent reliability and punctuality in regard to attendance.
Attention to detail, thorough in work
Communication - Accepts responsibility for effective two-way communication using clear and well-organized oral and written techniques. Demonstrates self awareness of non-verbal messages, keeping verbal and non-verbal messages consistent. Incorporates recognition of cultural impact on understanding and effectively uses interpreters and language translation devices.
Corporate Compliance - Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations.
Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code.
Critical thinking and decision making skills
Customer Service Skills
Data Entry- basic knowledge
Interpersonal skills - Demonstrates an ability to interact with others in a courteous and professional manner and establish good working relationships.
Knowledge of Concepts, Procedures and Techniques - Possess knowledge of concepts, procedures and troubleshooting techniques.
Medical Terminology
Organizational Skills
Patient Safety - Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.).Identifies and reports safety hazards and incidents. Maintains secure areas per policy (carts, closets, etc.).Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations.
Personal Safety - Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond. Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).
Problem Solving - Identifies practices or procedures that are not working effectively and challenges underlying assumptions. Includes a representative number of persons when addressing issues (including patients and their families), resulting in the best resolution from various perspectives. Looks for the root cause of any problem, resulting in solutions that are enduring and sustainable.
Proficiency in Tools and Equipment - Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the application of tools, test equipment and meters to effectively diagnose equipment problems and/or failures consistently.
Responsiveness - Reacts promptly when requests are made or situations clearly call for it. Shifts priorities when a timely response is essential. Actions reflect sensitivity to patient/customer needs and sense of urgency. Balances speed of response with safety concerns.
Team building skills
Time Management - Establishes priorities during routine daily operations, addressing time-sensitive matters first, while also accomplishing day-to-day tasks and duties. Effectively triages tasks and events according to urgency level, impact on patients and outcomes desired under special conditions (e.g., during crises and emergencies). Makes choices that result in maximum completion of essential duties and minimum personal stress.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Light Work:
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time), and/or; up to 10 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or; a negligible amount of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.

HEARING/VISION:
Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to make judgments regarding actions needed
Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices and normal volume sounds
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
* Annual flu shot
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)
* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance
* Maintain

LIC

Ensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to y
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