Evaluates and solves problems related to the collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis.
Follows standard procedures related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis.
Follows standard procedures to perform routine, timed and STAT moderate and complex laboratory tests and recognizes deviation from expected results.
Analyzes and corrects problems maintaining written or computer documentation.
Maintain instruments by performing maintenance procedures and calibration.
Reports all critical values following laboratory protocol.
Operates and utilizes necessary programs on the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and Hospital Information System (HIS) utilizing a PC.
Draws blood specimens from patients; monitors the work pending log of designated sections and documents action taken.
Maintains a neat and efficient work area by cleaning bench tops, equipment/instrument and replenishing supplies in a timely manner; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone.
Responds to overhead pages.
Maintains accurate and complete records by recognizing abnormal and/or critical values, takes action following established protocols and/or refers to supervisor; documents customer complaints, testing and reporting errors and presents each to supervisor for corrective actions.
Adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization’s values.
Adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality.
Safely performs functions which require minimal supervision.
Utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patients or when moving equipment/supplies with or without assistance.
Regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime and call as required.
Related duties as required.
High school diploma or equivalent, completion of an accredited medical laboratory technician training program, and certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
Experience in a clinical laboratory is preferred
Internal Number: H00853
About University of South Alabama Health System
Working for USA Health
USA Health is a system of hospitals, clinics and physician offices that provides state-of-the-art healthcare powered by academic medicine. Each and every day, team members work hand-in-hand to make a difference in the lives of the people on the Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf coast. Together, we’re transforming medicine.
There are lots of good reasons to consider starting or continuing your career at USA Health.
At USA Health, you never stop learning. We’re an academic medical center affiliated with the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and College of Nursing, so there’s a constant influx of new ideas, breakthroughs and learning opportunities. You get to see these healthcare advances first hand. You get to witness medical miracles. And you have the opportunity to grow personally through our Educational Benefit Plan.
USA Health is more than a local community hospital. The advances we’re developing through clinical trials and primary research are transforming medicine the world over. In our facilities, our specialists are using state-of-the-art technology like the CyberKnife radiosurgery... system and The da Vinci robotic surgery system to treat patients who might otherwise face riskier open surgery. Our clinics range from general family medicine and primary care practices to specialty clinics that focus on autism, sickle cell anemia, dialysis and more. When you work here, you’re a part of a team that’s doing great things.
A Culture of Purpose
We hire people who want to make a difference. The result is that there’s a real sense of belonging when you work here. You become part of a team whose goal is the same: to provide the best healthcare possible for the people we serve. That leads to a sense of camaraderie that’s rare in any profession, but commonplace here. You can feel it wherever you go, whether an exam room, an operating room or a dining room during one of the team-building events we plan each year.
USA Health is a place that supports, encourages and even facilitates team members who want to become better at what they do and who they are. Here, you have the means and the opportunities to advance your career through education and training. For nurses, our clinical ladder lays forth a specific pathway for growth opportunities. When you accept a position at USA Health, it’s not just a job, it’s the first step in your career.