UnityPoint Health

Medical Laboratory Technician

Requisition ID
2022-113428
Category
Laboratory
Location
US-IL-Peoria
Address
2338 W Van Winkle Way
Affiliate
9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate
City
Peoria
Department
Fam Med- Methodist North
State
IL
FTE
.5
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday - Friday Varied hours
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint Clinic

Methodist North Family Med

Peoria,  IL

7:30a-5pm M-F *hours may vary

20 hours/week, part time benefits

 

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) provides accurate and timely clinical diagnostic information to healthcare professionals in order to ensure high quality patient care and customer service.

 

Responsibilities

Patient Care

·       Assist in the delivery of primary health care services and patient care management.

·       Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties by participating in competency reviews and proficiency testing on a regular basis.

·       Collect and prepare blood samples using a consistent patient labeling identification system for performing routine laboratory procedures.

·       Assure the reliability and safety of blood products utilizing appropriate collection and processing procedures to avoid inadequate specimens.

·       Communicate results in a timely manner to appropriate health care personnel.

·       Demonstrate an understanding of established policies and procedures included in Procedure Manual, Lab Manual, Safety Manual, and CLIA regulations or policies from other laboratory regulatory agencies such as CAP and COLA.

·       Assume responsibility and accountability for the quality and quantity of service delivered.

·       Perform phlebotomy duties, assist other employees with difficult phlebotomy situations, interact with patients, families, visitors and staff in a positive manner.

·       Collect and prepare specimens and perform laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

·       Record and document laboratory results for each performed test.

·       Clean and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments and work area according to policy and procedure.

·       Evaluate quality control within laboratory using standard laboratory test and measurement controls.

·       Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination as directed by Clinic Administrator and/or Director after completion of Vital Signs Competency.  Does not include immunizations, dispensing of medication, or assisting in procedures.

 

Administrative

·       Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes. 

·       Performs and documents quality control, instrument and general maintenance, troubleshooting and proficiency testing as deemed necessary by CLIA.

·       Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).

·       Facilitate and support relationships between providers (e.g. within clinic, referring) and with ancillary services.

·       Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure. 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

·       Associate degree with courses in chemistry, biology, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·       High school diploma required if work is performed in a complex CLIA lab.

 

·       Graduate of an accredited program for MLT preferred.

·       Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Laboratory Technicians preferred.

 

 

Experience:

 

 

 

·       Two years of previous clinical experience in a medical laboratory.

·       Completion of Vital Signs Competency, only applicable for rooming patients.

 

·       Experience in clinical laboratory disciplines sufficient to allow certification under one of the Medical Laboratory Technician Certifying Agencies’ examination routes. 

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

·       Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

·       BLS

 

·       Technician Certification (MLT) within one (1) year of employment. Certifying Agencies include but are not limited to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC), American Medical Technologist (AMT) Certification, and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) Board of Registry (ABOR) or U.S Military Laboratory Training Program. As long as these are met, any exam may be taken. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

·       Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·       Multicultural sensitivity.

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills.

·       Strong interpersonal skills.

·       Strong computer skills.

·       Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

·       Ability to work as a team member.

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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