The Medical Lab Technician (MLT) performs routine laboratory testing in strict accordance with written policies and procedures under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager/Director at an acceptable level of competence on a timely basis ensuring high quality, cost-effective care for the patient.
Job code: 100555
License or Certification:
- Current licensure or certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician in areas in which testing is performed.
Education, Training and Years of Experience:
- Associate degree required Bachelor of Science preferred
- Minimum one year of lab work, preferably includes hospital training, and one year of phlebotomy.
Machines, Equipment Used:
- General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.
- Standard and specialty laboratory equipment and machines (i.e., centrifuge, microscope, hematology analyzer, chemistry analyzer, incubator, urinalysis analyzer, coagulation instrument).
- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
- Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
- Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
- Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.
- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.
- Ability to work independently without supervision.
- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure.
- OSHA Classification I: Required job tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, infectious and contagious disease and environmental hazards.
- Handicapped accessible.
Proficiency or Productivity Standards:
- Meets established attendance standards.
- Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.
- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.
- May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.
- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.
- May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.
- May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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