Tracking Code: 202738

Medical Laboratory Technician - Core Lab - Evening/Night

Location: Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Performs and interprets routine diagnostic procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology and immunology. General technicians will ordinarily be assigned to regular routine work in various divisions of the laboratory.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Core Values: Service, Integrity, Compassion
1. Demonstrates service excellence and patient and family centered care by showing respect, honesty, fairness and a positive attitude toward all customers.
2. Maintains confidentiality.
3. Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.
4. Is accountable - takes initiative and ownership of issues.
5. Displays a professional demeanor. Represents hospital in a positive way. Has a compassionate working relationship with patients and families.
6. Assumes personal responsibility for 2-way communication. Communicates and listens effectively with patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
7. Supports coworkers, initiatives and a patient and family centered philosophy; pitches in; does own part and helps others.
8. Works to continuously improve work environment/processes (Performance Improvement). Demonstrates a patient and family centered focus when considering/developing improvement solutions.
9. Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change.
10. Develops self and others; supports a learning environment; leads by example. Encourages patients and families to give feedback and suggestions for improvement.
11. Develops working relationships critical to the organization including patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
12. Encourages others by providing recognition and support.

Technical Excellence
1. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential risks.
2. Maintains state of art knowledge of area of specialty, healthcare trends and practice, and populations served.
3. Maintains a level of computer literacy appropriate to their role.
4. Meets and maintains current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required.
5. Completes hospital-required reviews, e.g. HIPAA, safety, health screening,
care concerns, and others as assigned.
6. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.

Job Class Specifics
1. Understands and follows hospital fire and safety procedures: knows personal role in case of a fire.
2. Maintains membership and active participation in ASCP as a registered Medical Laboratory Technician.
3. Understands and follows all departmental policies and procedures.
4. Exhibits a thorough knowledge of safety requirements in the laboratory as well as special requirements in the designated area of responsibility.
5. Assesses and re-assigns workload in order to comply with emergency or critical request requirements.
6. Communicates with other shifts regarding departmental work.
7. Performs routine and stat procedures according to laboratory specifications as described in procedure manuals; performs repeat testing when results are questionable.
8. Collects patient specimens using age specific criteria when needed and correctly labels and initials.
9. Performs procedures within the stated turn-around time at least 95% of the time.
10. Calls stat or critical values according to current laboratory policy.
11. Enter results into computer system within 1 hour of test completion with a minimum of 99% accuracy.
12. Performs and interprets diagnostic procedures; performs repeat tests when results are questionable.
13. Judges adequacy of submitted specimens.
14. Is familiar with reference ranges, knows expected deviations from normal and acts according to prescribed procedures. Investigates possible causes for abnormal results.
15. Performs and results quality control as required and reports corrective action in maintenance logs for Quality Control problems 100% of the time. Ensures that quality control criteria are met before patient's reports are accepted.
16. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on instruments and reports in writing if instruments not functioning properly.
17. Applies problem solving and trouble shooting skills to identify problems affecting instruments, techniques or other components.
18. Is familiar with and helps comply with QA standards and indicators.
19. Assures and demonstrates compliance with regulations established by accrediting bodies through successful participation in CAP and other inspection entities.
20. Maintains and achieves departmental competency in bench skills with annual assessment by Section Manager with completion of annual packets for each department as appropriate.
21. Practices cost saving procedures commensurate with maintaining quality standards.
22. Attends continuing education seminars/professional meetings.
23. Assists with evaluation of new or modified techniques.
24. Assists in training new employees.
25. Assists with student interns and student tours of the laboratory.
26. Evaluates and restocks supplies as depleted, alerts manager when necessary.
27. Cleans countertops a minimum of once per shift or as required to maintain a safe and sanitary work environment.
28. Exhibits and demonstrates a thorough understanding of test procedures in the designated departmental area.
29. Maintains proficiency in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting all automated equipment in the designated departmental area.
30. Successfully participates in CAP surveys.
31. Attends monthly staff meetings to stay informed of continual changes in the laboratory.
32. Assumes charge role duties in the absence of Section Manager when appropriate.
33. Attends continuing education seminars/professional meetings. Fulfills annual continuing education requirements and reports to Education Department for tracking.
34. Performs other related duties as assigned.


General Requirements

The following requirements are expected of all employees:

Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Service
Annual Health Screening with Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens Education
Safety Awareness: Hospital Fire, Safety, and Disaster procedures
Confidentiality: Maintains employee and patient confidentiality.
Attendance: Regular attendance is an essential function of the position
Leadership Standards:
Character: Attitude, Integrity, Role Modeling
Job Performance: Results orientation, Customer focus, Decision making, Awareness
Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Relationship-building, Team player, Celebration
Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Knowledge-Building/Sharing, Coaching/Empowering, System Vision & Management

Physical and Mental Requirements: Classified as light work by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles: May exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and /or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and /or a insignificant amount of force constantly in order to move objects.
- Stands frequently on a tiled floor during normal shift.
- Walks frequently throughout the lab.
- Sits occasionally on a hard or cushioned chair.
- Lifts and carries relatively light weight lab equipment, containers of reagents, and specimens weighing from 5 to 20 pounds on an occasional basis.
- Manual dexterity adequate or handling specimens and glassware, as well as for opening controls on lab equipment.
- Near-visual acuity with color vision in order to detect color changes of specimens and stains used on specimens.
- Ability to be on feet for a long periods of time.
- Form perception required to notice pertinent details of specimens under microscopic study.
- Possesses good general mental health: ability to speak, read and write the English language.
- Keen judgement in order to evaluate information against measurable criteria in the performance of tests.
- Strict attention to detail for precise and accurate job performance.
Mental Demands - possesses good general mental health; ability to work under pressure and function independently, ability to establish priorities among essential functions of the job and coordinate these functions with others; sound conflict resolution skills; ability to communicate in both verbal and written form; ability to speak, read and write the English language; ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, other hospital personnel, physicians and the general public.

Working Environment: Work is performed in a well-ventilated, indoor laboratory environment. Possible exposure to patients with infectious diseases and/or to bodily fluids which may contain infectious agents.

Reporting Structure: Reports to Section Manager; in his/her absence, reports to the Administrative Director of Pathology. Establishes and maintains working relationships with other technical and clerical staff, medical staff, nursing staff, other departments of the hospital, with patients and visitors.

Disclaimer: These essential job functions are requirements of the position which must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential job function list is intended to be a guide rather than a limitation. The Chambersburg Hospital possesses the right to add new responsibilities to the list as business demands dictate. Some of the essential job functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat/significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.

By identifying essential job functions, we are in no way stating or implying that these required tasks are the only activities that are to be performed by the employee occupying this position. In addition, employees will also be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties that are included in the job description. The preceding requirements represent only the minimum acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities that a job incumbent must possess; in order to perform the job successfully, the incumbent will possess additional aptitudes so as to perform the other duties that the job description entails.

Qualifications and Standards

Education: Meets educational requirements set forth by ASCP for a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Associate degree preferred.

Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required.

Certifications/Licensure: Registered or registry eligible as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the Registry Board of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Must achieve registered status within one year of employment.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

Franklin County is in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania, where you'll find mountains, lakes and a picturesque countryside coupled with theater, music, skiing, hunting, fishing and much more. We're in the heart of America's fruit orchards, so peaches, apples and lots of other local produce are available close by. The area features local wineries and breweries, along with a vibrant arts scene at the historic Capitol Theatre and Totem Pole Playhouse. Franklin County merges the best of small-town friendliness with easy access to metropolitan areas. (Patient population: 154,000)

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