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Medical Technologist

at University of South Alabama

Posted: 8/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2447729

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

About Us

USA Health helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes University Hospital, Children's & Women's Hospital, Mitchell Cancer Institute, Physicians Group, and the College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. USA Health delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually. 
In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. USA Health delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.
USA Health is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions

Examines and performs testing on blood, bodily fluids, tissue and other specimens to aid in diagnosis; operates complex instruments to test biological specimens; evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis; follows standard procedures to perform routine, timed and STAT moderate and complex laboratory tests; recognizes deviation from expected results; maintains instruments by performing maintenance procedures and calibration; operates and utilizes necessary programs on the Laboratory Information System (LIS), Hospital Information System (HIS), or PC; analyzes quality control data, evaluating the results and taking appropriate action to maintain accuracy and precision; documents results or actions in writing and by computer; reports all critical values following laboratory protocol; draws blood specimens from patients; works as a generalist to include Blood Bank and Flow Cytometry; monitors the work pending log of designated section and documents action taken; maintains a neat and efficient work area by cleaning bench tops, equipment/instruments and replenishing supplies in a timely manner; teaches instrument operation or procedures to Clinical Laboratory Science students or new employees as assigned; follows procedures for hazardous waste management; documents customer complaints, testing or reporting errors and presents to supervisor for corrective action; participates in continuing education activities; participates in proficiency testing programs; adheres to hospital policies and to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning, and transferring patients with or without assistance when needed for patient safety and when moving equipment/supplies necessary to perform essential functions; communicates and uses appropriate customer relations skills with physicians, patients, families, and healthcare team in person and via the telephone; responds to overhead pages; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree with major course work in Medical Technology from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and registry eligible with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Working Days and Hours

Rotating Days
2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. / Varies