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Medical Lab Technician - Clear Lake Campus

Company: UTMB Health
Location: Texas City
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: Medical Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Services provides technical skills necessary in performing laboratory procedures. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures with accuracy and precision, following standard procedures and recognizes deviation from expected results. Reviews and evaluates accuracy of lab data and reports patient results with all required documentation. Performs, records, and evaluates quality control data according to procedures including checking expiration dates and documentation of QC performance before use. Performs and documents required maintenance procedures for laboratory instruments and equipment as assigned. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and troubleshoots according to protocol. Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action. Ability to work independently within established guidelines, apply problem-solving skills, meet deadlines and meet urgent patient, provider, and system needs. Reviews and suggests revisions for test procedures. Participates in evaluations of new tests or instruments, as assigned. Monitors inventory for proper levels, notifies person responsible for ordering when supplies needed, and receives and unpacks supplies when delivered. Instructs and trains employees and students. May assess staff for competency. Communicates pertinent information to staff members, management, medical directors, and other divisions. Performs laboratory testing as required per division. Follows established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis. Receives patient samples into the laboratory for testing and reviews laboratory orders and samples for acceptability. Ensures that the correct laboratory tests are ordered and placed into the laboratory information system, ensuring required information is entered. Handles and prepares samples for clinical testing and delivers to correct laboratory section. Available to cover different shifts if requested to guarantee patient care. Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure. Adheres to all safety protocols in each laboratory area. REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: Associate's degree in a Clinical Laboratory Science or Basic Science or equivalent. Must obtain certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Board of Histocompatibility or Immunogenetics (ABHI) or equivalent certification as appropriate, within 12 months of hire. Qualifies as Testing Personnel for high complexity testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA). No experience required. Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. #utmb

Keywords: UTMB Health, Texas City , Medical Lab Technician - Clear Lake Campus, Professions , Texas City, Texas

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