Position Summary:Works in the Clinical Laboratory, collecting, processing, and testing specimens submitted to the clinical laboratory. Responsible for reviewing and reporting results on specimens tested in the Clinical Laboratory. Performs quality assurance, and such maintenance as required, on instruments, testing material, and equipment. Ensures proper identification of patients, specimens, Health Care Providers orders, and other information vital to Southern Coos Health District. The Medical Laboratory Technician/Technologist reports to the Manager of the Clinical Laboratory.
Customer Focused: Meets or exceed internal and external customers’ expectations and needs. Puts patients and their families at the center of all work activities. Responds in a timely manner to requests for help and provide services or information requested, or finds someone who can.
Team Work: Gains teammates’ trust and support. Performs work in a way that makes it easier for others to perform theirs. Proactively identifies, and resolves conflicts in order to build productive relationships. Accepts assignments in a positive manner. Creates and maintains positive working relationships.
Problem Solving: Assumes responsibility for improving processes and systems. Engages in quality improvement efforts. Identifies problems, looks for causes and proactively works for solutions. Learns from others’ and one’s own experiences to prevent problems from recurring.
Respectful of Others: Uses a professional and respectful tone of voice and language at all times. Respects confidentiality or sensitive information about customers, employees or hospital business and discusses only with those individuals having a valid need to know. Maintains composure at all times.
Accountable: Keeps commitments. Openly admits mistakes and takes responsibility for one’s own actions and decisions.
Excellent Communicator: Proactively offers information on organization processes and procedures. Invites questions and comments. Speaks and writes clearly. Communicates respectfully. Open to feedback. Understands that electronic communication is one of the key means of communication at SCH and consistently reads and responds to email and other electronic media.
Ethical: Meets high standard of conduct, honesty and integrity in all situations. Acts responsibly with sensitive and classified information. Respects patients’ and co-workers’ rights to confidentiality. Complies with all legal and regulatory compliance standards.
Adaptable: Supports new initiatives and changes. Adjusts readily to shifting priorities. Learns new concepts and work methods. Remains positive, efficient, proactive and productive when faced with change.
Professionalism: Presents a positive image. Does not engage in gossip or talk negatively about co-workers, physicians or patients with other employees or within hearing distance of internal or external customers. Attends in-service trainings and staff meetings as required. Engages in ongoing self and professional development.
Technical Competence: Is considered a subject expert in his/her area(s) of responsibility. Can be consistently relied upon to actively listen to others and share knowledge and provide accurate work application and consultation in specialty areas(s).
Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
(This list does not include all the duties that may be assigned.)
Performs routine and special laboratory tests.
Performs such preventive maintenance, quality control, and calibrations on laboratory equipment as required or outlined in the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Performs “Proficiency Testing” as assigned by the Manager of the Clinical Laboratory.
Performs instrument start up and cross over studies on new equipment as assigned by the Manager of the Clinical Laboratory.
Monitors infection control for the hospital and performs infection control education as assigned by the Manager of the Clinical Laboratory.
Monitors Laboratory Quality Control and daily maintenance of equipment and makes appropriate statistical adjustments to analyzers and QC Program.
Recognizes, analyzes, and takes corrective action to resolve instrument/clinical problems. Identifies and evaluates patient test results that appear inconsistent with relevant criteria such as age, sex, diagnosis, and relationship with other test results available in the laboratory.
Able to collect blood samples from patients. Properly labels tubes with name, date/time, and initials.
Assists laboratory workers in the resolution of problems.
Provides in-service training to laboratory personnel.
Oversees performance of Phlebotomists, Lab Assistants I and II when the Manager of the Clinical Laboratory is unavailable.
Informs Healthcare Provider or designee when “critical values” are met or exceeded in patient specimens.
Maintains compliance with laboratory and hospital policies and procedures as well as safety practices.
Answers phone and delivers lab results when necessary.
Keeps work area neat and clean; orders supplies when necessary
Knows to use Personal Protective Equipment when indicated to adhere to all established safety rules.
Meets dress code requirements. Wears clean, neat, comfortable clothing; no spandex, open toed shoes or blue jeans; scrubs OK. No strong personal fragrances.
Additional time or overtime may be required during episodes of high patient census. On-call availability for weekends, evenings and nights may be required and may be regularly scheduled. While “on-call” it is required to report to the Clinical Laboratory within 30 minutes when called to work.
Must show ability to meet cognitive/behavioral and physical demands/work environment requirements.
Must be able to operate necessary equipment/tools and work within the physical hazards/working conditions of this position.
(Duties that may be customarily performed on the job but are not essential to the job’s central functions)
May perform occasional routine housekeeping duties.
Directing visitors to appropriate hospital areas.
Internal Number: 04082019
About Southern Coos Hospital and Health Care
Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center is searching for Full Time and Per Diem MLS or MLT. If you are looking for a rewarding career—one filled with challenge, compassionate care, and inspiring vision—we invite you to bring your talents to Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center.
We are an independent 21-bed critical access hospital located on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Our hospital and health center offers a full range of services, including primary and specialty care, nursing, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, wound/ostomy, and infusion services.
Bandon, Oregon, is a vibrant coastal city filled with working families, fishermen, loggers, small businesses, artists, golf and hospitality, and retirees. Bandon is within minutes of forest, outdoor recreation, rivers on which to fish for salmon or steelhead, restaurants, and unique shops. The people of Bandon are generous and engaged group, and offer the opportunity for you to develop deep roots.
Amy Fine is our CEO; she is passionate about people, the coastal community and rural healthcare. Amy believes in balancing work and life and makes it an organizational priority for each employee to do the same. Whe...ther you are watching your child’s soccer game or eager to get outdoors and enjoy the beach, we strive to create a flexible environment. Amy leads a workforce that is truly dedicated to providing high-quality patient-centered care in a rural environment.
Our mission at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center is to provide quality care with a personal touch. We invite you to come join in our progress and help us define what a model community hospital looks like. If you are looking to do the work of a lifetime with a phenomenal team, look no further.
Southern Coos is an employer who values employee efforts and rewards performance. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life, paid time off, and retirement plan with company match. To apply for this position see our website at www.southerncoos.org and email a resume to email@example.com.