Medical Lab Technician

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Job Description

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). Physical Requirements: - 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. Environmental Conditions: - 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.

Address: 3800 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham 35209
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2129600