Medical Laboratory Technician / Medical Technologist Core Laboratory

Available in Honolulu, HI for 3 days.

Website The Queen's Medical Center

Currently Hiring

Responsibilities

Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (DLS) is Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated medical testing laboratory. DLS is considered a leader in the Hawaii, Guam and Saipan communities we serve. As an integral part of the patient care team, DLS uses state of the art testing and value-based informatics to promote optimal patient care and positively impact patient outcomes.

SCHEDULE

Regular Full-Time Position (Day)

Must be available primarily Sunday through Saturday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, including rotating holidays with rotating weekends and holidays for eight (8) hour shift

Must be flexible with schedule changes to meet operational needs.

Job Summary

  • Independently performs qualitative and quantitative tests in assigned section(s), following established guidelines and predetermined criteria.

1.1 Performs tests and calculations, documents and reports results.

1.2 Follows established QA/QC policies and procedures.

1.3 Operates, calibrates, conducts performance checks and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment.

1.4 Maintains procedures, records and logs.

  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge, deductive skills and judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them.

2.1 Recognizes abnormal or unusual pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical problems.

  • Specialist: Performs duties and responsibilities only in specialized area for which individual is licensed.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Performs tests and calculations, documents and reports results following prescribed instructions and predetermined criteria.
  • Adheres to established QA/QC policies and procedures.

2.1 Documents all QA/QC activities.

2.2 Implements corrective action(s) when indicated.

2.3 Performs proficiency testing.

2.4 Evaluates QA/QC data and proficiency testing reports, recognizes problems, and discusses resolution with supervisor.

2.5 May perform QC reviews and follow-up steps, as assigned.

  • Recognizes abnormal or unusual pre-analytical, analytical, post-analytical problems.

3.1 Uses established corrective action policies and judgment to take appropriate follow-up actions.

3.2 Notifies senior or supervisor as appropriate.

3.3 Documents all corrective actions.

  • Independently operates, calibrates, conducts performance checks, and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment, following written criteria.
  • Maintains clean and organized work area.
  • Operates and maintains equipment, such as but not limited to, pagers, computer hardware, printers, telephones, and answering machines.
  • May instruct new employees and students in the performance of routine procedures, following established criteria.
  • Maintains procedures, records, and logs following established procedures.
  • May assist in the revision of procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of medical laboratory changes, new procedures and technology developments.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of supplies and reagents and places orders as needed.
  • May prepare specimens and supplies for transport and/or shipping according to DLS procedures and policies, as required. Follows IATA shipping regulations as required.
  • Performs the following tasks as assigned:

13.1 Phlebotomy

13.2 Other specimen collection

13.3 Accessioning (data entry)

13.4 Processing of specimens

13.5 Forensic Toxicology: specimen collections, Breath Alcohol Testing

13.6 Clerical activities

  • Identifies and analyzes problems; makes decisions and takes appropriate action(s).
  • Assists internal and external customers with questions, concerns, problems, etc.
  • Communicates relevant information to team members, supervisor, and other appropriate people in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Supports organizational performance and strategy by providing information and contributing to quality improvements, as appropriate.
  • Observes all safety and health regulations and works in accordance with DLS safety policies and procedures. Reports unsafe acts/conditions and injuries to supervisor promptly.
  • Maintains positive work climate and effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Maintains attendance as scheduled/assigned, consistent with DLS policies and procedures.
  • Attends and/or participates in activities such as, but not limited to, meetings, required in-service programs, continuing education, and competency assessments.
  • Models the behaviors consistent with the mission, vision, and shared values of the organization.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.

JOB DEMANDS

Communication Demands

  • Able to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations, as appropriate.
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Able to effectively communicate information to internal and external customers in informal settings such as one-on-one and small group situations.

Typical Physical Demands

  • Requires manual and finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Distinguishes and identifies color.
  • Requires wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as, but not limited to, lab coats, gloves, face shields, and respiratory protection.
  • May require frequent bending, standing and sitting for extended periods of time.
  • May require repetitive manual motion such as but not limited to pipetting, capping and uncapping specimens.
  • May require keying intermittently for four (4) hours a day.
  • May require frequent walking, climbing of stairs and/or driving to various locations.
  • May require occasional lifting and carrying of supplies weighing up to thirty five (35) pounds.

Typical Working Conditions

  • Work environment includes conditions common to a hospital/laboratory environment, including working directly with potentially hazardous chemicals and/or patients with communicable diseases. Potential for inadvertent skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials.
  • Generally works in an indoor, air-conditioned area.

Education

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Medical Technologist – Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related science and successful completion of an approved Medical Technology internship program, OR
  • Specialist (Categorical) – Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related science and one (1) year of relevant training in specialty area, OR
  • Medical Laboratory Technician – Associate degree from an accredited School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and completion of an approved clinical laboratory internship.

Experience

  • Medical Technologist I: less than two (2) years’ experience as an MT
  • Specialist (Categorical): less than two (2) years’ experience as a Specialist (Categorical)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician II:
  • Two (2) or more years of experience as an MLT with one (1) year at DLS with at least a Consistently Meets rating on last Performance Appraisal and no Corrective Action (Verbal or above) within prior year; OR
  • Three (3) years relevant experience as MLT.

Certification

  • Certified as a Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Technologist or Specialist in the assigned/responsible laboratory discipline by an agency recognized by the Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratories Division.

Licensure

  • State license as a Technologist, Specialist or Technician, as applicable.

Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both in verbal and written form.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team.
  • Excellent customer service skills

Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disability/Vet

Employment type: full-time.

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