Medical Technologist PRN

For more than a century, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany has delivered high-quality healthcare to residents of Southwest Virginia, the Alleghany Highlands, West Virginia and Rockbridge County. We specialize in cardiac rehab, orthopedics, physical therapy, surgical services and mental health and behavioral health services-particularly the Senior Transitions Program available at our stand-alone geriatric psychiatry unit in our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting.

Our facility has received the Cheers Award for Medication Safety from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Also, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rank LewisGale Hospital Alleghany among the top hospitals in the nation. Please join our facility today in order to help make a difference.

We offer a working environment that's as nurturing as it is dynamic. With our team-oriented approach, and the ample opportunities we provide for learning and career growth, we know you'll find that Lewis Gale Hospital offers the ideal atmosphere where you can use your best skills. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, a matching 401(k) plan, referral bonuses, outstanding educational assistance and resources, plus a generous paid time-off plan.

Click here to see more of what it's like to work at Lewis Gale Hospital Alleghany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boAnYtc061s&list=PLHhukVrHGb8Q7BQT1utdekiE4OQQy_AJU

Responsibilities

• Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.

• Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.

• Demonstrate initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.

• Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.

• Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This may include specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.

• Organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area{s}.

• Troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen collection problems using Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and specimen tracking tool when appropriate.

• Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.

• Preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment are performed and documented according to schedule.

• Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures.

• Demonstrates cultural competence by being able to explain procedures by utilizing communication interventions as appropriate for all customers across all ages and populations.

• Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the Accreditation National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including, but not limited to critical call read back and patient identification.
Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE
Required - Graduate of accredited school of Clinical Laboratory Science.
Preferred - 1-2 years experience as Medical Technologist

EDUCATION
Required - Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology or related science
Preferred - Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology

CERTIFICATION
Required- Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of MT registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required.
CPR Certification required for Free Standing Emergency Departments.
Preferred- MT(ASCP) or equivalent. Registry/Licensure in a specialty area will be considered. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required.

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