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Medical Technologist - full-time - Scottish Rite Lab: Hematology

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Date: Sep 11, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30342

Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Requisition #:  18937     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides quality clinical information by accurately performing laboratory tests and procedures.  Works effectively with others to meet patient and care provider needs. Actively promotes a lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of lean principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes necessity of taking ownership of own motivation, morale, performance, and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to the lab’s and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta’s mission, goals, and values.

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent medical laboratory technician or Department of Community Health Diagnostics Services Unit technician qualifications (persons who recently moved to the state or recently completed the academic and training/experience requirements may be classified as technologists or technicians for 18 months to afford an opportunity to successfully complete an approved qualifying examination)

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or related science
  • Experience in a clinical laborator

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Independent judgment with minimum technical supervision
  • Strives for adult-adult relationships with colleagues, subordinates, and superiors

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Processes orders and specimens, independently performs testing procedures, and reports test results according to standard operating procedures.
    • Demonstrates familiarity with and follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures, including those pertaining to safety and compliance.
    • Uses critical thinking principles in decision making that leads to desired outcomes.
  2. Operates instruments using established protocols and quality assurance check and performs preventive and corrective maintenance on instruments.
  3. Correlates results with patient age and/or condition, recognizes deviation from expected results, and analyzes and corrects problems using standard operating procedures.
  4. Performs, records, and analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning results, and takes appropriate action to maintain accuracy and precision.
  5. Maintains current professional skills and technical competency as defined by laboratory competency policy.
  6. Actively promotes a lean culture by performing duties to promote an understanding and consistent use of lean principals and processes.
  7. Performs other duties as required by department.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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