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Lab Technician-Chequamegon

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Duluth
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Job Description:

The Lab Technician, under the administrative supervision of the Clinic Manager and under the medical direction of the Physician Director of the lab, is responsible for collecting specimens and accurately performing laboratory tests. Performs related duties to support patient care, including vital signs andweight checks. The Lab Technician is an integral member of the patient care team and works collaboratively with Physician, nursing and clerical staff to provide quality patient care.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Graduate of accredited Medical Lab Technician program; OR graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program; OR graduate of accredited LPN or RN program OR Registered Radiologic Technologist (R) from American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).Experience: N/ALicensure/Certification/Registration:If the education requirement is met by being a graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program, then a CMA registration/certification from a Medicare recognized organization such as National HealthCareer Association, American Association for Medical Assistants, National Association or Medical Assistants, or American Medical Technologist is also required. Within ninety (90) days of hire, BLS certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network. Wisconsin Background Study upon hire and renewed per Wisconsin state law.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation: N/AExperience: One (1) year, preferably in physician office lab setting.Licensure/Certification/Registration: Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Certified Laboratory Assistant (CLA).KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of laboratory functions in a Physician office setting. Knowledge of Universal Precautions, MSDS, generally accepted safety practices and quality control practices for lab services. Knowledge of medical record documentation practices related to lab services. Knowledge of personal computing applications. Knowledge of customer relations principles. Ability to perform phlebotomies and fingerstick collections and obtain accurate vital signs. Ability to accurately complete waived and moderately complex lab tests. Ability to work independently under general administrative and medical direction. Ability to prioritize tasks without compromising patient care. Ability to demonstrate positive customer relations and present a professional image. Ability to work constructively with other persons. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Ability to do routine computer entry functions. Ability to write legibly, see and perform visual microscopic analysis, read, hear, walk andspeak English.READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES -Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTPHYSICAL DEMANDSProlonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling andcrouching. Lift objects up to thirty-five (35) pounds in weight. Work more than eight (8) hours but less than twelve (12) hour shifts.Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Reach with hands and arms - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)LIFTING REQUIREMENTSUp to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)WORK ENVIRONMENTTypical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)WORKING CONDITIONSRegularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Exposed to laboratory chemicals and electrical energy hazards. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Work assignments may include more than one specimen collection setting.

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