Steward Health Care System Medical Lab Technician Class II in Dorchester, Massachusetts
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
Responsibilities & Standards
Routine testing: 100% compliance with the outlined responsibilities is always expected. In order to meet the standard, however, two errors per Quarter are allowed.
Plans and organizes all assigned work according to defined policies/procedures for a specific laboratory or as directed by immediate supervisor.
Evaluates test results using laboratory specific procedures defined in the dept. policy/procedure manual.
Performs stat testing according to laboratory policy or as directed by immediate supervisor.
Telephone all panic results immediately to appropriate nursing or medical staff member as directed by laboratory policy/procedure manual and as directed by immediate supervisor.
Complete all work sheets related to assigned work according to instructions in the laboratory policy/procedure manual or as directed by immediate supervisor before the end of shift.
Perform required preventive maintenance according to procedure and schedules defined in department manuals. Maintain current knowledge of preventive maintenance and trouble shooting techniques by reading up dated information in maintenance manuals.
Document all preventive maintenance before the end of shift in the appropriate log 95% of the time.
Quality control - runs quality control as defined in the department manuals, evaluates results as performed. Ridged adherence to quality control procedures and policies must be observed at all times.
Initiate appropriate action as indicated by shifts in QC data.
Correctly run proper controls for each assay concurrent with all patient assays.
Plot values on quality control charts and enters data into laboratory computer immediately upon completion of quality control procedure.
Evaluate, according to specific instructions for individual laboratory, quality control results prior to reporting any patient results.
Document all corrective actions taken as a result of control values exceeding tolerance limits 100% of the time.
Laboratory safety - engage in appropriate laboratory safety practices as specified in laboratory policy/procedure manuals, at laboratory orientation and safety programs:
Complies with all safety policies, and procedures 100% of the time.
Maintains universal precautions with no incidence of failure to comply with lab policies and procedures.
Practices segregation of biohazard trash with no incidences of failure.
Safely handles needles and biological specimens with no incidence of failure to comply with policies and procedures.
All Class 2 Technologists shall assist with the education of laboratory science students and orientation of new laboratory employees as defined in lab policy/procedure manuals.
All personnel will assist in the evaluation of new methodologies per supervisor’s instructions.
All personnel will participate in in-service education programs – including presentation of material or reading technical articles - as defined in existing policies and/or as requested by immediate supervisor.
Candidate must have completed an MLT or MT degree program.
ASCP board certification preferred.
Candidate must be generalist with some transfusion medicine knowledge.
Experience in basic transfusion medicine is also required.
This is a generalist position and knowledge of all aspects of clinical laboratory is expected.