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Medical Lab Technician Weekend Alternative Days

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Baytown
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYAt Houston Methodist, the Medical Laboratory Technician Weekend Alternative (WA) position is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. This position exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and deals with issue resolution concerning the day-to-day technical operation of the laboratory. The Medical Laboratory Technician WA also ensures that specimens are accessioned and processed expeditiously in order to deliver quality laboratory results in an effective and cost efficient manner. -To be eligible for the Weekend Alternative differential, 32 hours must be worked between Friday at 6:45 a.m. through Monday at 7:15 a.m. -PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
  • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
  • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
  • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
  • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.Focuses on patient/customer safetyDelivers personalized service using HM Service StandardsProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being metInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobDisplays cultural humility, diversity, equity and inclusion principlesActively supports the organization vision, fulfills the mission and abides by the I CARE valuesPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. -PEOPLE - 25%Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)Teaches students, new employees and others as assigned by Manager. (EF)Participates in laboratory and organization wide initiatives. (EF) -SERVICE - 30%Performs qualitative and quantitative tests and examination using various analyzers and/or manual methods. (EF)Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks. (EF)Meets turnaround time expectations as defined by management. (EF) -QUALITY/SAFETY - 35%Demonstrates the six elements of competency for test systems used to generate patient test results in all areas assigned to work. (EF)Recognizes, investigates and helps resolve test discrepancies. When problems arise, takes appropriate action to investigate and address and notifies management and the medical director for follow-up. (EF)Performs instrument calibrations, validations, quality control testing, maintenance, and function checks. (EF) -FINANCE - 5%Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system. (EF)Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Restocks section inventory levels as needed. (EF) -GROWTH/INNOVATION - 5%Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. (EF)Reviews and utilizes Standard Operating Procedure and offers suggestions for improvement. (EF) -This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. -EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section -EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo One year of work or training experience in a hospital laboratory preferredCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo Must meet certification eligibility upon entry into this role and have one of the following required certifications within 12 months:o Preferred - Certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Clinical Laboratory Assistant by Board of Certification (ASCP)o Certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician by American Medical Technologists (AMT)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluationso Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or securityo Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principleso Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing heavy workflow with minimal supervisiono Strong attention to detail and ability to achieve and maintain accuracyo Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion to recognize problems, identify causes and take corrective actiono Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital/Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documentso Demonstrates the ability to work independently with little or no direct supervisiono Ability to recognize changes that are critical to patient care -SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS -Work Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional YesOther (dept approved) No -On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need -*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above. -Travel**May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan area -May require travel outside Yesof Houston Metropolitan area -**Travel specifications may vary by department. -Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 230-licensed bed hospital with 15 operating rooms and over 1,700 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Baytown , Medical Lab Technician Weekend Alternative Days, Healthcare , Baytown, Texas

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