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Medical Technologist - PRN - Hudson Bridge (Open M-F 11a-9p, Sat/Sun 9a-9p)

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Variable
Employment Type:  PRN
Location:  Children's at Hudson Bridge 
Requisition #:  30755

 

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 lab’s and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's mission, goals, and values.

EDUCATION

  • An associate’s degree in a chemical, or biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution is required; or equivalent laboratory training and experience meeting the requirements defined in the CLIA regulation 42CFR493.1489 is required.

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent medical technologist or medical laboratory scientist and Georgia Department of Human Resources medical technologist classification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology, chemical, biological, or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution
  • Three years of experience in a clinical laboratory  

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Independent judgment and responsibility with minimum technical supervision
  • Strong organizational capabilities and good communication skills
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and willingness to work with others
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Performs complex laboratory procedures independently, recognizes deviation from expected results, and analyzes and corrects problems using critical thinking skills.
    • Maintains professional skills and technical competency to do assigned tasks.
    • Demonstrates familiarity with and follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures, including those pertaining to safety and compliance. 
    • Operates instruments without assistance, using established protocols and quality control checks.
    • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on instruments.
  2. Maintains records and analyzes quality control data to make judgments concerning results and takes appropriate action to maintain accuracy and precision.
  3. Performs administrative tasks and ensures services are delivered in a fiscally responsible manner through management of staff workflow, supply inventory, and bill reconciliation.
    • Ensures proper billing of all laboratory testing and specimen handling.
    • Maintains knowledge of appropriate specimen handling based on insurance coverage requirement.
  4. Executes phlebotomy duties on ages 0 to 21 years, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), and AD = 18-21.
  5. Actively promotes a lean culture by performing duties to promote an understanding and consistent use of lean principals and processes.
  6. Performs duties, makes decisions, takes actions, and continually strives to improve work processes using an awareness of how the work performed is valued by the customer.

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 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

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

Climbing - Not Present

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

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed 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, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 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 70 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 thirteen 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 making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1510 Hudson Bridge Road, Stockbridge, GA  30281
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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