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Medical Laboratory Technician - Microbiology(Part TIme)

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Part time


Day Shift


This is a Day Shif (Mon- Fri)t, part-time position with rotating holidays.

Seeking a dedicated individual with a desire to work with a collaborative team, obtain a wide-range of experience, and have supportive management that promotes continuous learning and development toward your future goals.

Experience with direct smear reading and interpretation, specimen processing for culture, Serology/Immunology, Molecular, or a willingness to train and work in these areas is preferred. Must have a demonstrated interest in Microbiology and Infection Laboratory Science

  • Performs routine and specialized procedures, reviews and approves clinical test results for use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in accordance with established protocols for a laboratory performing high complexity procedures as defined by the standards of the Clinical laboratory Improvement Act of 1988.
  • Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.
  • Performs specimen processing and microscopy procedures, to include the inoculation of solid and liquid media, and the preparation and examination of stained smears and wet preparations;
  • Performs tests for the detection and/or identification of infectious agents;
  • Performs tests for the determination of organism antimicrobial susceptibility;
  • Performs other routine and specialized procedures in accordance as specified in the primary function, in a manner which assures an efficient work flow and a test turnaround time within the established limits designated in the department's scope of service;
  • Produces clear, concise and accurate electronic and/or written patient reports;
  • Provides clear, concise and accurate verbal patient reports with appropriate written or electronic documentation;
  • Reviews patient reports, logs, etc.; for accuracy, clarity and completeness, making corrective action as needed;
  • Operates and maintains equipment necessary for the function of and provision of services by the department; performs preventive and corrective instrument maintenance/repairs and maintains records of actions;
  • Recognizes and troubleshoots technical and administrative problems, and initiates corrective action;
  • Participates in the Department's Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, to include the documentation and maintenance of patient, quality control, quality assurance and other related records, adherence to all applicable policies and procedures, and assistance in establishing quality control programs;
  • Actively participates and assists in external and internal education programs, and maintains current knowledge of hospital, departmental and related external agency technical, administrative, safety, and regulatory policies; Interacts with physicians, laboratorians, health care professionals and other professionals regarding patient care issues;
  • Utilizes time, material and equipment resources in an efficient, safe and cost effective manner;
  • Works with infectious and hazardous substances;
  • Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;
  • Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify a Medical Technologist III, Laboratory Manager, Director or Laboratory Pathologist;
  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications;
  • Ensures that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is functioning properly;
  • Assists in the training and competency evaluation of other testing personnel, to include the documentation of the performance of individuals responsible for patient testing;
  • Assists with the evaluation of test methodology appropriate for the clinical use of the test results;
  • Assist in the verification of test procedures performed and the establishment of the laboratory's test performance characteristics;
  • Incorporates the goals and mission and the Organization Integrity Plan of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital into daily work;
  • Performs proper inventory, maintenance and storage of media, reagents, supplies, equipment and records;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

Current ASCP, AMT and/or NCA certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Clinical Laboratory Technician. Can be certification eligible, with the expectation that certification will be obtained within 2 years of employment.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Associate of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, biological, chemical or related science.

  • or-

Successful completion of an official United States military medical laboratory training program with the submission of an official copy of the military academic record, and at least 6 months generalist experience post training.

  • and-
  • Ability to work in harmony with other personnel;
  • Demonstrates basic computer literacy;
  • Demonstrates comprehension, skill and command of oral and written English Language communication;
  • Ability to follow and execute oral and written instructions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of basic Microbiology concepts and technical procedures;
  • Must have visual acuity, to include depth perception and color discrimination;
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Flexibility to work other shifts as needed to meet the laboratory's patient service needs is preferred.

What We Offer:

  • Work/life balance
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Retirement program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Free shuttle to Forest Glen Metro
  • Free parking
  • Employee discount program
  • Employee referral program

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Silver Spring , Medical Laboratory Technician - Microbiology(Part TIme), Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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