East Side Clinical Laboratory, a leader in the medical laboratory industry, is seeking a medical technologist to come join and be a part of their exciting, growing team!
We are seeking a medical technologist for a full time position in our Garden City location in Cranston, Rhode Island.
Full Time 40 Hours
Monday thru Friday, 1:30 p.m. thru 9:30 p.m.
With an 8 hour shift every other weekend which would be Saturday & Sunday those hours are to be determined.
Flexibility is required.
Performs monitors and interprets routine and special clinical laboratory testing that will assist in the diagnosing and treating of patients. Employs theoretical and practical knowledge in the use of manual and automated equipment, specimen processing and handling, and performs quality control procedures in adherence to federal and state regulations
Duties / Responsibilities:
1.Obtains, receives and prepares laboratory specimens for analysis and storage. Always matches patient ID with department work list.
2.Following established laboratory protocol performs a variety of laboratory procedures, both manual and automated. Demonstrates a level of understanding of technical and procedural aspects of laboratory testing. Specific procedures are delineated below.
3.Independently organizes workload, minimizing specimen processing delays and maximizing efficiency in processing specimens for testing.
4.Independently analyzes and interprets results obtained within the confines of current standards of laboratory accuracy, precision and acceptability. Enters and releases test results into patient’s file upon completion.
5.Utilizes knowledge to correlate data and reviews for unusual or unreasonable results according to established laboratory policies. Brings abnormal results to the attention of departmental supervisor if needed. Communicates life threatening results to the client or appropriate client representative on a timely basis.
6.Conducts quality control measures on all laboratory tests completed. Follows protocol for running controls and accepting/verifying results according to established procedures. Recognizes and evaluates discrepant controls and advises Supervisor as needed. Records and files all data obtained.
7.Completes scheduled instrument calibration and maintenance according to established protocol. Performs and documents instrument troubleshooting techniques, as need arises.
8.As assigned by department supervisor, may participate in special projects and studies within the department. Analyzes and tests new or improved products and procedures. Makes recommendations to department on status of new test procedures and/or products.
9.As requested, orders and obtains supplies necessary to fulfill job assignment.
10.Adheres to company and departmental safety procedures.
11.In supervisor’s absence may be required to explain test results or methodologies to physicians or nursing home staff to insure proper evaluation of patient status.
12.Must meet the requirements or be trainable in the phlebotomy area.
13.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Testing Personnel are Authorized to perform;
Complete Blood Count and manual WBC differerential
Prothrombin time, INR and APTT analysis
Urinalysis including microscopic analysis
Immunochemistry analyzer (Tosho A1A-360)
General Chemistry Analyzer (Olympus AU-400) and Nova chem.-7 analyzer
Serology including: serum and urine pregnancy, mono test, rapid strep and rapid flu test
Miscellaneous tests including: KOH prep, post vasectomy sperm count, stool for occult blood and erythrocyte sedimentation rate using Mini Ves sedimeatation rate analyzer.
Requirements: Requires a thorough knowledge related to the area assigned. Knowledge at a level typically attained upon the successful completion of a B.S. in Medical Technology, MLT or Biological, Chemistry or Physical Science or educational equivalent. Registered as a Medical Technologist / Technician by the Registry Board of the American Society of Clinical Pathology or National Certification Agency or HEW certified. Must be able to work independently in a methodical and organized fashion.
ESCL is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. East Side Clinical Laboratories takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.”