Medical Lab Technician - Akron, United States - Cleveland Clinic

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    Join us at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where we have been providing world-class care to our community for over 100 years. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Akron General, we strive for patient-centered care and comfort with our collaborative team of healthcare professionals. We are committed to serving the community and treat our patients as family.

    Join us at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where we have been providing world-class care to our community for over 100 years. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Akron General, we strive for patient-centered care and comfort with our collaborative team of healthcare professionals. We are committed to serving the community and treat our patients as family.

    * Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor, the MLT is responsible for conducting routine and complex laboratory procedures and accurately documenting and reporting test results.

    Job Description

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  • Demonstrates the knowledge of applicable Clinical Laboratory Medicine in order to produce required measure of accuracy.
    * Receives and process various biological specimens in accordance with established procedures.
    * Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures (waived, moderately complex and highly complex as defines by CLIA) using standard and sophisticated instrumentation and equipment in accordance with established procedures.
    * Aids in proper reagent and chemical solution preparation, labeling and storage.
    * Evaluates validity of test results using quality control standards, instrumentation function checks, and/or department policies and procedures. Brings problems to attention of supervisor or senior medical technologist.
    * Evaluates and records test results in timely and accurate manner.
    * Initiates appropriate corrective action to alleviate any deficiencies of quality assurance standards or established specified limits.
    * Consistently coordinates all work with co-workers to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during the assigned shift. Strives to be an effective and productive member of the institution.
    * Performs and documents preventive maintenance measures on department's equipment and instruments.
    * Provides general training to medical technology students and others under training and orientation.
    * Always shows awareness and follows proper safety procedures.
    * Demonstrates a working knowledge and understanding of computer functions.
    * Assumes personal responsibility for on-going continuing education and professional development.
    * Provides instruction and explanation to patients and/or family member when performing point-of-care testing procedures as defined by the laboratory test menu.
    * Completes all mandatory in-service programs required within state time frame.
    * Other duties as assigned

    Education:

    * Associate's Degree in Medical Laboratory Technician program.

    Certifications:

    * National certification as Medical Laboratory Technician. Within one year of hire, secures and maintains current MLT certification. Must complete and document all continuing education required to maintain certification.

    Complexity of Work:

    * Written and verbal communication skills.

    Work Experience:

    Physical Requirements:

    Personal Protective Equipment:

    * Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

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