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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST - Microbiology - Part Time - One Weekend per Month

Williamson Medical Center - Franklin, TN

Williamson Medical Center is hiring a Medical Technologist with Microbiolgoy experience for a part-time position in Franklin, TN. This position will work one weekend per month.

Williamson Medical Center is hiring At Williamson Medical Center, our employees are more than just another number. To us, they’re family. They’re smart, talented, compassionate, dedicated, and an overall joy to be around. We’re certainly blessed to have the best of the best working here from the cafeteria to the operating room.

But as Williamson County and surrounding areas continue to grow, so must we. That’s why we want YOU to join our family!

Williamson Medical Center is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Job Summary

A Medical Technologist is responsible for conducting laboratory tests which provide information to physicians for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases in patients.

Essential Functions:

• Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Exhibits and adheres to WMC’s Standards of Performance in all areas of job duties and responsibilities.

• Participates in hospital initiatives and in departmental goals set by the Laboratory Director and staff.

• Interacts professionally with laboratory management, laboratory personnel, physicians, hospital personnel, patients and customers to provide optimal patient care.

• Works well with other laboratory employees to maintain an environment of teamwork.

• Exercises all laboratory safety precautions and adheres OSHA and TOSHA safety regulations

• Positively identifies patients, labels specimens and enters results using two unique identifiers. Maintains working knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures.

• Maintains current knowledge and adheres to hospital policies and state, federal and other regulatory requirements

• Responds appropriately to tests with a priority of STAT, call results or timed specimens

• Responsible for training new employees and students as assigned.

• Performs high-complexity testing

• Notifies nursing and/or physician of critical lab values with complete documentation on report

• Responsible for instrument calibrations, maintenance and troubleshooting problems.

• Performs quality control as outlined by departmental procedures.

• Reviews pending and outstanding reports and resolves outstanding specimens

• Other duties as needed/assigned.

Position Requirements

Formal Education / Training:

• BS degree in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent

• Valid State of Tennessee Medical Technologist license

Workplace Experience:

• Laboratory experience preferred

• Meditech experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of medical laboratory science

• Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills

• Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations

• Ability to work independently, be attentive to detail and maintain a positive attitude

• Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial and legal information

• Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner

• Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner

• Strong computer skills

Physical Environment:

• Exposure to blood and body fluids, infectious and contagious diseases, chemicals.

• Ability to communicate in English verbally and in writing.

• Ability to perform multi-functional tasks.

• Ability to read computer screen, distinguish color, hear phone and conduct interpersonal communications

• Ability to learn, reason and perform mathematical calculations related to job.

• Ability to use critical thinking skills.

• Requires light to moderate work with 40 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.

• Manual dexterity and mobility in both hands; exposed to repetitive motion.

• Frequent reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.

• Requires prolonged standing and walking

• Flexibility to shift schedule, work extra hours or overtime as needed by staffing deficits or high patient volumes

Key Results

Works well with Management:

• Communicates potential issues in a timely manner

• Follows through on work assignments

• Communicates opportunities for improvement in a positive way

• Accepts reassignments as needed

Participates in departmental meetings and process improvement teams (laboratory or hospital, if applicable).

• In-services reviewed and signed before due date

Motivated – takes initiative for work that needs to be done

• Helps section head with instrument correlations/quality control range establishment

• Performs maintenance without being asked or as assigned

• Follows through with incomplete report and documents on lead tech board without reminder

• Seeks out new tasks when work in area is done/caught up

• Floats to needed areas

Positively identifies patients and specimens

Corrected reports that could affect outcome of patient kept to a minimum

Technical errors kept to a minimum (procedure not followed correctly – may affect patient care)

Follows laboratory policies and procedures regarding:

• Testing

• Quality Control

• Instrument maintenance and troubleshooting

Turn Around Time within acceptable time criteria for ER patients. Average time from Collected to Resulted:

• 20 – 30 minutes

• >30 minutes

Follows Hospital and Laboratory Policies on the use of Electronic Devices:

• Cell phones kept on vibrate

• Phones/Electronic/Headphones devices used during break/meal times only

• Does not use personal phones in patient care areas

• Uses the hospital internet for work purposes only

Adheres to WMC Lab Attendance policy

• Tardies/Absences kept to a minimum

• Rarely misses time punches in API

• Submits requests for PTO within policy guidelines

• Does not take extended lunches

• Takes appropriate breaks as dictated by workload

Turns out accurate laboratory results

• Checks specimen integrity

• Uses critical thinking skills when reporting results

• Troubleshoots problems related to laboratory values

Provides effective communication

• Communicates problems/issues/concerns to lead tech

• Communicates problems/issues/concerns at shift change to co-worker

• Communicates testing delays to appropriate personnel

• Reads e-mail and communication logs during each work day.

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