Medical Lab Technician - Clear Lake Campus
Company: UTMB Health
Location: Texas City
Posted on: May 7, 2022
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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