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Medical Technologist-LGMC Laboratory-Full Time in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1214 Coolidge Street
    Lafayette, LA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/1/2018

Job Description

Days 6A-2:30P / Every 3rd Weekend

SUMMARY:  The Medical Technologist performs routine and special chemical, microscopic, microbiological and immunological tests on body fluids, blood, and exudates from hospital and other patients to provide information for diagnosing   and treatment of disease.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:    

  1. Observes Medical Technologists who performs various laboratory procedures on patient samples using instruments in the chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, blood bank, serology, flow cytometry, and microbiology departments.
  2.  Observes Medical Technologists preparing blood and blood components for transfusion  including  blood grouping, typing and compatibility testing.
  3. Inoculates and cultivates specimens.  Observes the Medical Technologists who performs routine, fungal, anaerobic, and blood cultures and the identification of microorganisms and susceptibility results as appropriate.
  4. Observes Medical Technologists who perform other microbiological testing including OCP, PCR, rapid antigen/antibody tests, and various stains and microbiological analyses.
  5. Analyze unknown specimens using microscopic and manual techniques as part of training and orientation to recognize normal and abnormal findings.
  6. Understands the reporting of technological findings by collecting, analyzing, and resulting information, referring to pathologist as appropriate.  Responsible for reporting critical results and reportable diseases per hospital policy.
  7. Observes the performance and documentation of maintenance, quality control, proficiency tests, and troubleshooting of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
  8. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by participation in continuing education.
  9. Assists in maintaining departmental inventory of supplies and reagents and performing quality control as required.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

        1. As required by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1998: Section 493.1433 Standard; Technologist Qualification.

        2. Maintains a current license issued by Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners for CLP- Generalist category.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

  • Computer
  • Various types of medical instruments & equipment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  •  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas