UnityPoint Health

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician

    Requisition ID
    2018-48196
    Category
    Laboratory
    Location
    US-IL-Peoria
    Address
    5409 N Knoxville
    Affiliate
    UPH Proctor
    City
    Peoria
    Department
    Laboratory
    State
    IL
    FTE
    1.0
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    FTE, 40 hrs. weekly, 1st shift with weekend and holiday rotation
  • Overview

    A professionally trained highly knowledgeable individual who performs a variable number of tasks pertaining to pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes for wavered, moderately complex and highly complex procedures on body fluids and tissue to detect and measure components of health or disease. The incumbent ensures that accurate results are reported in a timely manner to aid the physician in the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the patient.

    MISSION

    “We are committed to delivering outstanding healthcare. Period.”

    Responsibilities

    PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

    Collects, processes and completes a variety of clinical specimens following standard laboratory practices

    • Displays an understanding of general specimen collection guidelines
    • Able to collect and verify integrity of both venous and capillary blood specimens
    • Able to collect urine sample, i.e., catheterization, clean catch
    • Recognizes a sample that is not acceptable for testing
    • Refers to other staff or manual for correct collection and handling protocol when needed.
    • Processes samples as directed by procedure or protocol
    • Able to order all tests on computer and through alternate method when computer is down.
    • Treats each patient with respect and dignity during the collection process
    • Labels samples as per policy
    • Verifies patient identity prior to collection a specimen
    • Notifies ordering physician when a sample is not obtained or not acceptable for testing
    • Acts only on an order from a physician for collection and testing
    • Informs physician or clinical staff when there is a patient flow problem
    • Asks for assistance with a difficult collection or heavy workload
    • Conveys warmth and concern to patient and utilizes methods to decrease patient anxiety
    • Maintains annual and as needed competencies as dictated by MMCI protocol and policy
    • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.
    • Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider’s orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.

    Performs and appropriately documents quality control values, preventive maintenance tasks, quality assurance probes and proficiency testing analysis.

    • Follows up on verbal orders to get a written order for testing
    • Legibly records test results on chart, results sheet or logs as dictated by department protocol.
    • Discusses results or findings with other clinical staff or physicians in order to clarify results or alleviate concerns with the testing process
    • Understands the importance of performing and documenting routine quality control.
    • Acts according to policy when quality control system fails
    • Uses problem solving skills in investigation of QC failures or problems
    • Demonstrates proficiency in performing routing maintenance on instruments/equipment
    • Documents all maintenance performed: Dates and Initials each entry in log
    • Participates in the Quality Assurance program established by the MMCI laboratory.
    • Brings to staff meetings, problems, concerns or questions regarding lab processes in the department.
    • Analyzes proficiency testing samples just as patient samples.
    • Appropriately documents all PT testing. Understands the significance of PT testing in the office lab
    • Keeps records or logs up to date for QC, PM, QA and PT.
    • Able to address with other staff or providers, concerns with their QC or PM .
    • Regularly checks supplies for outdated and is knowledgeable about shelf life of all supplies
    • Performs 12 lead EKG
    • Performs 12 lead EKG and transmits per MUSE
    • Accurately enters pertinent patient demographics to assure patients do not have to return for repeat EKG unnecessarily.
    • Performs EKG with proper lead placement.
    • Able to identify lethal rhythms.
    • Ascertains assistance from appropriate clinical patient privacy at all times.
    • Informs patient what will happen next during each step of process.
    • Maintains annual and as needed competencies per MMCI protocol and policy.
    • Learns the functions of all new equipment and procedures

    Performs a variety of clinical or clerical support functions to assure smooth and efficient flow of department processes.

    • Willingly responds to delegation by RN or charge personnel
    • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work.
    • Assists the clinical areas with routine duties such as maintenance, cleaning and record keeping
    • Supports the clinical staff through the performance of ancillary procedures such taking vital signs, assist patient with changing clothes and any other patient need identified.
    • Files reports to patient charts in timely manner.
    • Assists with faxing and copying and ascertaining old patient records.
    • Assists patients/families to bathroom, waiting room
    • Informs patients/families of delays
    • Sees that proper equipment is in the patient care area such as SCD machine, inspirometer and others as needed.
    • Pulls charts on an as needed basis and delivers to appropriate area or provider.
    • Maintains a clean workspace
    • Attends area or department meetings as required.
    • Utilizes time and supply resources productively.
    • Uses slow time to improve department appearance, stock, clean and to assist other healthcare members with their workload
    • Be available to be assigned on-call hours outside of scheduled work-hours, which include after-hours, weekends and holidays. And if contacted while on-call, respond in the time frame as defined by the needs of the department.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • High School Diploma in the field(s) of Preferred
    • Work Experience
    • 1-3 years of experience in/with testing protocols, medical terminology and laboratory regulations, laboratory procedures and protocols Preferred.
    • License and Certification
    • CPR
    • Other: Valid CPR required within 60 days of start date as clinical tech

    Communication Skills

    • Required English Skills
    • Basic reading skills
    • Basic writing skills
    • Basic oral skills
    • Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
    • Interaction with a wide variety of people
    • Maintain confidential information
    • Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
    • Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

    Computer Skills

    • Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.

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