Medical Lab Tech

Job ID
2020-116740
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
8
Facility
St Bernardine Medical Center
Shift
Evening
Standard Hours
Varied
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-SAN BERNARDINO

Overview

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1931 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center is a  342-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in San Bernardino, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of services, including the Inland Empire Heart and Vascular Institute, an award-winning orthopedics program, surgical weight loss, and is an official Neurovascular Stroke Center, as designated by ICEMA.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stbernardinemedical for more information.

Responsibilities

Role model for the Hospital's Patient Satisfaction effort, demonstrates AIDET principles when interacting with customers, subordinates and colleagues. Performs clinical laboratory procedures in assigned sections to detect, identity, measure and report data used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Uses technical skills, instrumentation, information systems and other resources to perform waived and moderate procedures as classified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) in order to provide clinical laboratory support to all user groups in the hospital and medical community.  Performs duties under the supervision of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or physician and may not perform high complexity testing. Receives, evaluates specimen quality and performs waived and moderately complex procedures as classified under the CLIA. Test results are evaluated for acceptability, reasonableness and medical consequences prior to report. Performs Quality Control at appropriate intervals and whenever indicated. Results and action taken are well documented. Performs proficiency surveys. Assumes responsibility for daily instrument maintenance and reagent inventory. Identifies basic instrument problems; troubleshoots problems according to specified procedures and documents actions taken. Prepares, calibrates, and maintains equipment, trouble-shooting as needed, documenting actions, and reporting instrument status to coworkers. Meets standard: Performs regularly assigned maintenance/calibrations. Assists in orientation and training of new staff to basic department functions. Demonstrates knowledge of Quality Improvement and participates in individual role and responsibilities. Assumes responsibility for remaining current regarding departmental information (i.e. staff meetings, policy/procedure charges, in-services, etc. Assumes responsibility for professional development and continuing education. Maintains flexibility as departmental and patient care needs change. Demonstrates a team attitude and accepts reassignment in a professional manner.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirement

  • MLT

Experience

  • One year laboratory experience in an acute care facility.

Education

  • Must have completed a two year degree program from an accredited college or university.

Licensure

  • California license as a Medical Laboratory Technologist

Special Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern clinical laboratory techniques and procedures, aseptic technique and proper safe technique in the handling of hazardous materials and biological specimens. Ability to trouble-shoot procedures and instrumentation and problem-solve effectively.

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