POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Technical Coordinator, the Tech - Medical (ASCP/REG) assumes the responsibility for performing waived and non-waived complexity analysis of patient specimens for diagnostic purposes, and related procedures in the areas of assigned responsibility under the philosophy, policies and procedures established by the hospital and the Department of Laboratory Services. Such responsibilities encompass not only the internal functioning of the Department, but also the integration of the Department into the overall functioning of Northwest Texas Healthcare System. The Tech - Medical (ASCP/REG) supports an organizational culture of Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence standards to all customer groups. KEY PERFORMANCE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: I. SERVICE EXCELLENCE Demonstrates the three service excellence competencies II. HOUSEWIDE REQUIREMENTS Meets the organization's expectations regarding house-wide requirements III. PROVISION OF SERVICES Practices the profession of clinical laboratory science in the area(s) of assigned responsibility according to accepted standards of practice as outlined by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), CLIA '88, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and other regulatory agencies as appropriate, and according to the approved policies and procedures of the organization, department, and/or the laboratory Medical Director. Actively participates in the structure, review and revision of policies and procedures. Monitors quality control data and instrument maintenance. Participates in and supports a process to measure, assess, and performance improvement in areas of assign responsibility. Performs clinical laboratory procedures in any one or combination of specialty areas of the laboratory optimizing the efficiency and quality of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical laboratory procedures. Revised June 2013 JOB TITLE: Tech - Medical (ASCP/REG) PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ability to read, write, and converse in English; 2. Ability to follow instructions, reason, and make appropriate judgments; 3. Ability to perform computer functions accurately and quickly; 4. Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects in pictorial or graphic material; 5. Ability to perceive pertinent details from verbal and tabular material; 6. Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, and fingers in order to make skillful, accurate, and precise movements; 7. Ability to communicate with patients, family, staff, physicians, and others; 8. Ability to accurately evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions; 9. Ability to cope with and remain calm under stress; 10. Ability to speak and hear, to allow discussions with customers, employees, and peers; 11. Ability to perceive similarities and differences in color; 12. Ability to understand the overall technology, operation, and troubleshooting of moderate and complex instrumentation (example: hospital and laboratory information systems, highly automated specimen processing and testing instrumentation); 13. Ability to perform mathematical operations quickly and accurately; 14. Ability to understand and explain the theories of laboratory specimen processing; 15. Ability to multi-task productively and accurately 16. Ability to remain focused on job responsibilities. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Handles multiple priorities 2. Independent discretion/decision making 3. Makes decisions under pressure 4. Manages anger/hostility 5. Manages stress appropriately 6. Works effectively without direct supervision 7. Works in close proximity to others and in a somewhat distracting environment 8. Aware of the priorities of others 9. Works with others effectively PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (in the course of a shift): 1. General Activity: Standing/Walking/Sitting 2. Motion: Bending/Reaching/Lifting/Carrying 3. Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 15 pounds 4. Body Fluid Exposure: Yes 5. Use of Hands/Feet: Gross Motor Function: Right Foot; Left Foot Precise Motor Function: Right Hand; Left Hand Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
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MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS USED: 1. Evacuated specimen collection systems 2. Micro sample specimen collection systems 3. Syringes and sharps 4. Waived and non-waived complexity instrumentation and reagent test systems 5. Telephone 6. NWTHS hospital information system (HIS) and laboratory information system (LIS) 7. Paging system 8. Calculator 9. Pneumatic Tube System 10. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 11. Biological and physically hazardous waste systems 12. Additional as it pertains to job duties EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: 1. Minimum Education: Baccalaureate degree in medical technology, biology, chemistry, or related science required. In lieu of Baccalaureate degree, employee may qualify with 15 years or more experience in a CLIA certified laboratory. 2. Minimum Work Experience: One year clinical laboratory internship required 3. Certifications: ASCP, AMT, and/or NCA preferred or eligible 4. Mathematical, computer, reasoning, and language skills at the college level required.