Medical Technician/Technologist Job In Belle Glade, Florida
Medical Technologist - (Per Diem - Evening Shift) - Lakeside Medical CenterNext Steps... Apply Now
Position located at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, FL.
Lakeside Medical Center is a Joint Commission-accredited, 70-bed acute care facility located in the heart of the Glades communities in western Palm Beach County. Lakeside Medical Center, which is owned and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, is committed to providing quality, compassionate care. In 2012 Lakeside Medical Center received national recognition for quality measures and patient satisfaction. For more information, visit www.lakesidemedical.org or call 561-996-6571.
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General Statement of Job
This position performs and interprets diagnostic procedures in all areas of the Clinical Laboratory Department with the purpose of helping physicians diagnose and progress the outcome of patient treatment. The employee maintains daily quality control and preventive maintenance on instruments within the department.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Performs and interprets Chemistry, Hematology, Serology/Immunology, Immunohematology, and Basic Microbiology procedures for the Clinical Laboratory Department.
Records determinations and results for review by laboratory management and physician/caregiver personnel.
Maintains responsibility for patient identification, specimen labeling and collection verification or instructing other patient care providers or hospital personnel in collection and preservation techniques for all clinical laboratory specimens.
Sets up, evaluates and operates laboratory equipment, instruments and apparatus required for specific diagnostic tests and assumes responsibility to maintain operations including preventative maintenance.
Maintains the daily quality control log for the assigned specific area within the Clinical Laboratory Department.
Complies with the hospital’s laboratory policies, procedures and quality control guidelines.
Completes all tests procedures accurately and in a timely manner with the priority of stat procedures.
Follows established hospital and departmental policies and procedures in reviewing and documenting critical tests and critical results.
Performs and records routine preventative maintenance and instrument function checks on all equipment within the department.
Processes reference lab work and Pathology specimens.
Evaluates collected laboratory data Finalizes reference lab reports assessing accuracy, completeness, timeliness, progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions as needed.
Assists with the general laboratory inventory and supply ordering from the warehouse and approved vendors.
Documents rejected/redrawn specimens on appropriate specimen rejection logs.
Participates in the orientation and mentoring of new staff members recognizing importance of bringing new staff into a friendly and supportive work environment.
Performs and documents instrument troubleshooting as necessary.
Performs phlebotomy duties as needed.
Performs various clerical duties as required.
Receives, analyzes, and processes specimens according to physician’s order and request.
Obtains diagnostic results and analyzes as necessary.
Performs quality control testing on instruments as well as calibration.
Maintains instruments to ensure accurate readings.
Performs Proficiency Testing as required and follows established procedures.
Performs inventory checks and other special projects as necessary.
Cleans counters and machine tops daily.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Demonstrates age specific competence and knowledge of growth and development in providing care for each of the patient population from birth to geriatric age.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
Associate’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
One (1) to five (5) years experience required. Hospital Experience preferred.
Preference of certification as a Medical Technologist by a national certifying agency: American Medical Technology Certification, American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), AAB, or NCA.
Licensed by the State of Florida as a Certified Laboratory Technologist (in all five areas or specific specialty) required. Licensed by the State of Florida as a Clinical Lab Supervisor preferred.
The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Veterans preferred. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process or candidates with other questions should contact Human Resources.
Dedicated to the Health of the Community The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established in 1988 as a special taxing district that is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,000 employees. The Health Care District's mission is to ensure access to a comprehensive health care system and the delivery of quality services for the residents of Palm Beach County. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma System, adult and pediatric services at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a pharmacy operation, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and its acute care hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, in rural western Palm Beach County.