SUMMARY Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Service Director and according to
established policies and procedures, performs various Clinical Laboratory tests in
one or more sections of the Laboratory. Analyzes and interprets test results and
ensures accuracy of same. Uses technical competencies and judgment to respond
and handle situations as they arise. Assists with the Laboratory PI program, ordering
of supplies, developing procedures and other areas as needed. Senior technologists
assume responsibility for charge duties when the Lab Service Director or Assistant
Lab Director is not on-site.
Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and
Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities such as
chairing/participating in PI teams, giving input to resolve/improve
Assists in procedure development, scheduling and other areas as needed.
Volunteers to fill shift vacancies and accommodates schedule to meet
People Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and
procedures in performance.
Collaborates with inter and intraprofessional colleagues to ensure
Communicates liaisons, instructs, and dialogs appropriately with
health care providers, patients, and vendors on issues such as test
interpretation, recommendations for alternate testing, instrumentation
and problems with specimens/methodology.
Pursues solutions to technical or personnel problems and
communicates to appropriate person.
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency
Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the
identification and reduction of unsafe practices.
Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare,
prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with
patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional
standards of care.
Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and
Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk
assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.
Other duties as assigned.
Follows the St. Joseph Medical Center Guidelines related to the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),
designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected
Health Information (PHI).
Monitors, operates, troubleshoots, and performs quality control,
calibration, and maintenance on instrumentation in assigned area.
Identifies, documents, and takes corrective actions whenever test
systems are outside designated parameters.
Assesses, processes, and analyzes specimens and reports results
according to established policies and procedures. Maintains records
of quality control and patient test results.
Performs and documents proficiency testing in the same manner as
Applies knowledge of clinical significance of test results and
communicates accurately and in a timely manner to the
appropriate medical personnel.
Supportive of the compliance program set forth by Steward and
• Upholds the Steward Standards of Conduct and Corporate
• Adheres to and helps to enforce all compliance policies
relevant to his/her area.
• Assures timely compliance education as requested by the
Regional Compliance & Safety Officer and/or through
Growth: Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of
practice, trends, and developments.
Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship
with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.
Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field.
Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality
Ensures adequate supplies, reagents and materials by inventorying
supplies, ordering and/or re- stocking supplies.
Additional responsibilities for Lead Medical Technologist:
• Monitors and orders supplies through the materials management
• One of the following certifications is required for Medical Technologist:
CLS (NCA), MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), or MT (AMT)
• Recent graduates from approved program within the last 6 months must be
certified within 12 months after hire.
• For ASCP certification after 2004 must maintain active credential status to
• For AMT certification must maintain active credential status to maintain
• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or closely
related science and successful completion of a CAHEA approved
program in Medical Technology
• Technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to area in
order to effectively communicate with physicians, health team members,
and patients and their families.
• Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision in order to
independently carry out the duties of the position.
• Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Basic computer knowledge; LIS and HIS
• Ability to perform routine and specialized laboratory procedures.
• Ability to work under stress in order to perform effectively in the
• Demonstrates flexibility and initiative in workflow management.
PREFERRED • Bi- or multilingual