MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST - Part Time - 3p-11p/ 3 days one week; 4 days 2nd week & e/o weekend
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Elkton, Maryland
Internal Number: JR58805
ChristianaCare, Union Hospital is recruiting for a Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist who will serve our caregivers guided by our values of Excellence & Love.
Job Summary: Responsible for processing, performing, and resulting of diagnostic testing within the clinical laboratory in accordance to all established policies and procedures. Works independently and utilizes good judgment in evaluating laboratory data prior to verification of test results. Evaluates and reviews testing results obtained by laboratory assistants. Ensures compliance to all quality control and regulatory requirements. Achieves and maintains state-of-the-art technical skills and knowledge. Collaborates with lead technologists, lab supervisors, and/or the laboratory director in ensuring efficient laboratory operations. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions: - Demonstrating behaviors that meet the values and norms of Union Hospital. - Following the laboratory's procedures for specimen submission and handling. - Participating in all laboratory proficiency testing programs as assigned and maintaining records that demonstrate that samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens. - Adhering to the laboratory's quality control material testing policies and schedule and documenting all quality control activities relating to such, including reagent calibration. - Following the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance. - Identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and correct the problems or immediately notify the lead technologist, supervisor, laboratory coordinator, laboratory director, or medical director. - Documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications. - Performing waived, moderate, and high complexity testing in any and all specific lab sections documented as currently competent and trained to do so according to all established standard operating procedures. - Maintaining analyzers and equipment in proper working order by performing preventive maintenance on equipment as delegated and properly documents such, with notification of any unresolved issues and/or malfunctions as under #6 above. - Troubleshooting analyzer and/or equipment problems using manufacturer hot-lines, service technician advise, and knowledge of operation with notification of any unresolved issues and/or malfunctions as under #6 above. - Assuming laboratory accessioning duties as needed and requested, to include but not limited to, receiving specimens, result look-up, answering inquiries, order entry, and faxing of reports. - Entering and verifying test results in the LIS according to established policies/procedures, including repeat testing as applicable to delta checks, abnormal, and critical results. - Calling results as required by all applicable protocols and policies with all required documentation of such. - Organizing and assisting in maintaining adequate levels of supplies. - Promoting and maintaining a safe work environment through adherence to all hospital and laboratory safety policies/procedures, attendance at required safety in-services and training sessions, and participation in and demonstrates knowledge of during hospital/laboratory safety surveillance rounds and emergency preparedness drills. - Assisting in the identification and resolution of departmental and interdepartmental problems relating to the smooth operation of the department and/or laboratory.
Education:Degree in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, or equivalent.
License/ Certifications: None
Experience: Completion of clinical rotation through an approved educational program and/or previous clinical experience.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.