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Medical Technologist (CLS)

Company: Baptist Health Care
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

The Medical Technologist is responsible for the analysis of laboratory specimens and subsequent result reporting according to laboratory protocol and procedures. This position performs requested clinical procedures on body fluids and clinical procedures related to patient care; performs quality control maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory instruments, performs clerical work in the absence of a technical assistant and assist the manager in any capacity requested. This position

performs QA and QC review, blood utilization review and billing for blood bank and send out departments. The Medical Technologist is expected to understand and apply blood bank theory demonstrated through the ability to perform complex antibody identification successfully. He/She does an inventory assessment and orders blood products as needed. This person sends samples out to reference laboratories; receives, enters results and approve same results. This person performs tracking for specimens coming to the laboratory and helps with the send outs to reference laboratories and receive and approve same results.

The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.

Responsibilities

Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens received in the laboratory, according to established laboratory protocol and procedures. Reports test results in a timely manner and according to established laboratory protocol and procedures. Follows established procedures for laboratory quality control and reports discrepancies to the appropriate supervisor. Maintains work area-cleans bench, restocks supplies, notifies supervisor of low stock. Performs daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed, maintenance on instruments and equipment as appropriate. Performs calibration of equipment as required. Troubleshoots instruments, equipment, reagents, and patient specimens when problems occur. Notifies the supervisor or senior tech if unable to solve the problem. Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety procedures. When handling blood and/or body fluids, universal precaution procedures will be followed in order to minimize exposure to infectious diseases. Safety policies and procedures will be followed when using chemicals. Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure. Responsible for working in all departments of the laboratory when working the night shift. Performs QA and QC review, blood utilization review and billing for blood bank and send out departmentsAssist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization. May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Medical Technology (Clinical Laboratory Science) or equivalent that would qualify for Florida State Technologist license
  • Current Florida state license as a Medical Technologist

    About Us

    Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Keywords: Baptist Health Care, Pensacola , Medical Technologist (CLS), Other , Pensacola, Florida

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