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Steward Health Care System Med Lab Tech - Per Diem in Fall River, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral 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:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the technical supervision of a pathologist, Technical Supervisor and administrative supervision of the Administrative Laboratory Director, performs a wide variety of routine and specialized studies on blood, urine and body fluids samples as requisitioned by a physician, to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease, following established standards and practices. Independent judgment, professional education and certification are required.

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Must possess good communication and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work independently and possess good judgement, problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.

  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.

  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative hospital and departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.

  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by hospital and where they are located.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services.

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

  1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

    1. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • May be assigned to a specific department in the lab or may rotate in a minimum of two or a maximum of all departments

  • Comply with established standards and practices/procedures. Ensure timely completion of assigned tasks in conformance with established policies and standards

  • Follows established protocols for quality control procedures to ensure proper functioning of instruments, reagents and procedures.

  • Recognize instrument malfunction and out-of-control test results and take corrective action.

  • Make sure specimens are properly labeled, collected, received and stored properly for future reference and then properly discarded.

  • Adhere to all established Laboratory policies and procedures

  • Complete proficiency and competency checks as well as read and sign new and revised policies and procedures in a timely manner.

    Assemble supplies and equipment and assure proper functioning and cleanliness of equipment and work area.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER

  • Education: Minimum Education: Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory technology from an accredited institution or a high school graduate or equivalent with successful completion of an official military medical laboratory procedures course of at least 50 weeks duration and held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Laboratory Technician)

  • Experience (Type & Length):1-3 years preferred. Successful rotation through all clinical laboratory departments or its equivalent. Requires three months clinical training and on the job training to become familiar with the hospital’s policy and procedures and to become proficient in all phases of the job requirements

  • Certification/Licensure: ASCP or other acceptable Certification agency preferred

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