Position Title: Medical Laboratory Technician
Reports to: Lab Manager
Job Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Positions
Position Summary: The Molecular Laboratory Technician will be responsible for performing full-life cycle PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) based Infectious Disease Tests. This includes accessioning, extraction and the loading of patient samples as well as testing those patient samples.
Essential Functions: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Perform technical laboratory functions including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis and immunology. PCR experience preferred
Report test results following clinic protocols alerting providers and/or nurses about abnormal results.
Ensure quality control in collecting specimens, ensure appropriate sampling and maintain accurate record keeping.
Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies. Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
Comply with all laboratory policies and OSHA regulations related to safety, cleanliness and infection control.
Serve as a back-up to the Lab Manager as needed.
Perform all other duties as assigned. Competencies:
Knowledge of medical laboratory principles, standards, applications and tests.
Knowledge of medical laboratory safety, cleanliness and infection control policies and regulations.
Knowledge of medical laboratory equipment uses and maintenance.
Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Communication – Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Computer Skills – Proficient ability to use a computer and electronic medical record.
Confidentiality – Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality. Comply with all HIPAA regulations.
Customer Service Oriented – Friendly, cheerful and helpful to patients and others. Ability to meet patients and others needs while following office policies and procedures.
Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Flexibility – Ability to adapt easily to changing conditions and work responsibilities.
Positivity – Display a positive attitude and is a positive agent for change.
Teamwork – Work as part of a team and collaborate with co-workers.
Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent required
Associate’s Degree or higher preferred
Medical laboratory experience preferred
Certification and Licensure: MLT, ASCP, CPT or AMT certification required
Environmentally controlled laboratory environment
Fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations Frequent exposure to bodily fluids
Possible exposure to infectious specimens, communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a laboratory and medical office environment
May wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves or a mask
Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public
Frequent standing, walking, grasping, carrying and speaking
Occasional sitting, reaching, bending and stooping
Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds, with assistance if needed
Frequent use of computer, keyboard, copy and fax machine and phone
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year
Work Location: One location