Med Tech/MLT Evening Shift (2PM-10PM)

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PPD is looking for a Medical Technologist for our available evening shift. We are currently offering competitive compensation package including shift differential and a sign on bonus. The Medical Technologist independently and without technical supervision performs low, moderate, and high complexity clinical laboratory testing as a generalist, with assignment in some or all of the following disciplines: urinalysis, coagulation, hematology, chemistry, special chemistry, and immunology. The Med Tech also troubleshoots laboratory equipment and methods and provides technical supervision of others as required.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Perform clinical laboratory testing on samples according to established laboratory procedures, and verify/report test results as requested by study protocol. Ensures quality laboratory results and prioritizes work to optimize timely result reporting. Accurately perform quality control/assurance and proficiency testing as needed
  • Maintain complex laboratory equipment and correctly interpret assay validity as a CLIA qualified clinical laboratory testing professional
  • Perform and record instrument and test preventive maintenance, calibration, reagent, troubleshooting and other procedures required to establish, maintain, or monitor test performance
  • Perform, monitor and record disinfection and maintenance of general laboratory equipment and areas
  • Technically monitor and supervise medical laboratory technicians and students. This includes participation in the laboratory competency assessment program
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or four-years of college plus Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NCA) or equivalent certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to advise clinic staff in the proper techniques of specimen collection and submission
  • Ability to evaluate new test systems and equipment for use in the laboratory
  • Instrument preventive maintenance and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to perform assays in additional clinical and research applications
  • Knowledge of the basic theories and techniques of clinical laboratory testing in urinalysis, coagulation, hematology, chemistry, special chemistry, and immunology
  • Basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of laboratory principles and techniques of problem-solving
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills (oral and written)Record-keeping skills
  • Must be able to modify work schedule to meet clinic needs
Working Conditions and Environment:

 

  • Work is performed in a clinical environment.
  • Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • Frequently stands, twists waists, squats, and bends neck for 4--6 hours per day.
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Frequent mobility required.
  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
  • Moderate lifting (or otherwise movement, carrying, setting, and placement)of 15-30 lbs. with a maximum lift of 35 lbs.
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • May interact with others, relating and gathering sensitive information. Interaction includes diverse groups.
  • Works with guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions from management.
  • May require periods of intense concentration.
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.
  • Ability to perform under stress.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

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