This position is responsible for analysis of biological specimens in the laboratory, including comprehensive knowledge of collecting specimens (such as venipuncture or collecting hazardous or infectious materials for culture). Prepares reagents, organizes daily workload and performs quality control. Appraises results to distinguish normal and abnormal values, performs calculations, prepares and distributes written, LIS, and verbal reports. Performs preventative maintenance of instruments, troubleshooting methodologies and teaches new technologists. Maintains daily and monthly workload and inventory of reagents and materials. Enters data into LIS as required. Follows all safety policies and procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities -
(60%)* Analyzes and processes biological specimens, organizes workload and sets-up test procedures.
(20%)* Evaluates appropriateness of patient and quality control results and enters into the Laboratory information system. Strictly follows critical notification policy when results meet stated criteria.
(15%)* Maintains inventory and reorders reagents. Stocks shelves. Disposes of biohazards, chemicals, etc. in a safe manner following department procedure.
(5%)* Maintains and troubleshoots instruments.
Other Duties and Responsibilities -
Performs invasive procedures including venipuncture, micro-capillary collections, central line draws (where applicable) and other test procedures on patients of all age groups by following exact protocols and procedures.
Performs and monitors quality control. Enters results into LIS. Monitors results using LIS reports.
Follows all laboratory safety policies and procedures.
Acts as backup to phlebotomy team and may perform venipuncture and/or collect cultures.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability and competence in treating patients who range in age from birth to 100+ years.
Works with section leaders to organize workflow and optimize patient care.
Supervision Exercised: Limited in the absence of Technical Specialist and/or Manager
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.