The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is responsible for performing waived and moderate complexity laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease as trained, as well as high complexity testing which they are qualified to perform under the supervision of a Medical Technologist (MT), Laboratory Director or Medical Director.
Comply with regulations for all accrediting and regulatory bodies such as: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Joint Commission (TJC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
Perform diagnostic and monitoring tests on blood, urine, feces, cerebrospinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, and other body fluids.
Evaluate results of testing and quality controls, calibrations, calibration verification/linearity/reportable range.
Perform venipunctures and capillary blood collections using, proper patient identification, correct tubes, handling and labeling appropriately.
Understand, perform, analyze, and record quality control tests for each procedure including action taken to correct problems.
Able to recognize deviations from expected results and analyze problems on scientific principles.
Collect and prepare non-blood specimens for testing.
Process specimens and reports to and from reference laboratories.
Consult with providers, patients, and other medical personnel on laboratory tests and results.
Understand and perform all procedures on the in-house test menu including new procedures as added.
Maintain a cooperative working relationship with employees, visitors, medical staff, and patients, keeping in mind the person’s unique needs within their age category (refer to Mahaska Health Partnership’s Age Specific Standards of Care Policy).
Use the current EMR per standard workflow processes.
Comply with CMS and MHP regulations and policies for ordering and billing of tests.
Follow procedures and policies for handling of infectious, chemical, and electrical hazards, including the use of personal protective equipment.
Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets.
Communicate orders and results accurately by phone, in person, and in writing Follow policies for documentation of results, phoned/faxed orders and results, maintenance, quality control, calibrations, calibration verification/linearity/reportable range, proficiency surveys, performance improvement, manual updates, and other activities as designated by the supervisor/director.
Obtain and maintain certification and ability to perform DOT and Non-DOT urine drug screen collections according to requesting company protocol.
Obtain and maintain certification and ability perform DOT and Non-DOT breath alcohol testing (BAT certification)
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Associate degree in a chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution.
Certification by an accredited agency as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (ASCP, AMT or equivalent) within 1 year of start date.
Successfully completed Medical Laboratory Technician internship (minimum of 3 months) or three months of equivalent work experience or combination of both.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must show proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate or obtain within 6 months of hire.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.