Medical Technologist
Norwalk, CT
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Job Description
Welcome to Western Connecticut Health Network, a comprehensive group of Hospitals, Medical Practices and Home Care designed to know our patients well. WCHN is comprised of Danbury, New Milford, and Norwalk Hospital as well as Western Connecticut Home Care, and Western Connecticut Medical Group. We are united by our mission to improve the health and well-being of those who live in the communities we proudly call home. We believe our dedicated and talented employees are the cornerstone of providing the best in patient care, and we are seeking qualified and compassionate individuals to enhance the delivery of care to the communities we serve.

Summary:
Assists physician with cause, cure and prevention of disease by providing general laboratory testing and interpretation.

Responsibilities:
1. Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Resulting Criteria A: Responds to stat blood requests on the Automated Chemistry/Immunology platform within established bench-marked test turnaround times Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Resulting Criteria B: Annually participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP proficiency event on the Automated Chemistry/Immunology platform. Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Resulting Criteria C: Communicates all instrument operational issues and problems to the Shift Officer, Technical Specialist or Operations Manager in a timely fashion.. Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Resulting Criteria D: Manages and monitors the test workflow on the Automated Chemistry/Immunology platform by reviewing specimen pending logs on an ongoing basis.

2. Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Support Criteria A: Performs and completes required Daily, Weekly and Monthly maintenance on the Automated Chemistry/Immunology platform in a timely manner. Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Support Criteria B: Communicates all instrument operational issues and problems to the Shift Officer, Technical Specialist or Operations Manager in an effective manner. Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Support Criteria C: Performs required assay calibrations and Quality Control Testing. Chemistry/Immunology Instrumentation Support Criteria D: Resolves all test assay issues related to calibration, QC or reagent problems by technical troubleshooting or problem referral to the Technical Specialist or designee prior to returning to an live operational status.

3. Automated Hematology Criteria A: Proficient in operation of Automated Hematology Instrumentation. Automated Hematology Criteria B: Proficient in the daily maintenance and quality control requirements of Automated Hematology Instrumentation. Automated Hematology Criteria C: Responds to stat blood requests on the Automated Hematology Instrumentation within established bench-marked test turnaround times Automated Hematology Criteria D: Annually participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP proficiency event on the Automated Hematology Instrumentation.

4. Automated Coagulation, Manual Testing and Backup Instrumentation Criteria A: Proficient in operation of Automated Coagulation, Manual Testing and Backup Instrumentation. Automated Coagulation, Manual Testing and Backup Instrumentation Criteria B: Proficient in the daily maintenance and quality control requirements of Automated Coagulation, Manual Testing and Backup Instrumentation. Automated Coagulation, Manual Testing and Backup Instrumentation Criteria C: Responds to stat blood requests on the Automated Coagulation, within established benchmarked test turnaround times. Automated Coagulation, Manual Testing and Backup Instrumentation Criteria D: Participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP Proficiency Event on the Automated Coagulation system or in manual Coagulation testing.

5. Blood Smears and Body Fluids Criteria A: Proficient at reviewing and reporting red blood cell differential counts and body fluid counts. Blood Smears and Body Fluids Criteria B: Responds to stat blood requests for cell counts on CSF, within established bench-marked test turnaround times. Blood Smears and Body Fluids Criteria C: Documents and Communicates issues, problems or testing delays relating to differential readings and/or body fluid counts to the Shift Officer, Technical Specialist or Operations Manager in a timely fashion Blood Smears and Body Fluids Criteria D: Annually participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP Proficiency Event in Blood Smear and Body Fluid Differential and Body Fluid Cell Counts

6. Blood Bank Procedures Criteria A: Performs routine and emergency ABO/Rh Typing, Antibody Screening and Cross-matching. Blood Bank Procedures Criteria B: Identifies red cell antibodies by antibody panel identification and red cell antigen typing Blood Bank Procedures Criteria C: Receives Blood and Blood Products into product inventory. Allocates, prepares and issues blood and blood products in a timely manner Blood Bank Procedures Criteria D: Participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP Proficiency Event in Transfusion Medicine.

7. Blood Bank Specialized Procedures Criteria A: Performs advanced antibody panels and antigen typing accurately and effectively Blood Bank Specialized Procedures Criteria B: Proficient at specialized manual testing and exchange transfusions. Blood Bank Specialized Procedures Criteria C: Performs Quality Assurance tasks and completes the required reporting documentation for Technical Specialist or Medical Director review. Blood Bank Specialized Procedures Criteria D: Prepares and stores therapeutic/autologous donor blood as defined on attached checklist

8. Pre-analytical Support Criteria A: Accurately accessions and/or receives into the LIS all specimens delivered into the laboratory in a timely manner. Pre-analytical Support Criteria B: Accurately and Efficiently performs all add on test requests reflecting the priority level of the particular sample. Pre-analytical Support Criteria C: Communicates properly to Shift Officer all specimen errors and helps if requested for follow up in a professional manner. Pre-analytical Support Criteria D: Processes and delivers specimens accurately and efficiently reflecting the priority level of the particular sample to the appropriate testing section.

9. Referral Testing Duties Criteria A: Proficient in sample preparation, packing and distribution Referral Testing Duties Criteria B: Interprets requests accurately and documents requests on referral lab test requisitions or on-line effectively. Referral Testing Duties Criteria C: Documents and enters testing results into the LIS accurately and in a timely manner Referral Testing Duties Criteria D: Effectively documents and communicates test changes received from reference lab

10. Special Coagulation and Platelet Aggregations Criteria A: Performs special coagulation studies and Platelet Aggregations and the associated QC accurately and in a timely manner. Special Coagulation and Platelet Aggregations Criteria B: Prepares special coagulation studies and Platelet Aggregations reports and associated documentation for the Technical Specialist and Pathologist review. Special Coagulation and Platelet Aggregations Criteria C: Communicates effectively issues and problems relating to Special Coagulation referral testing to the Technical Specialist or Operations Manager. Special Coagulation and Platelet Aggregations Criteria D: Participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP Proficiency Event on the Automated Coagulation system or in manual Coagulation testing.

11. Urinalysis testing Criteria A: Proficient in the operation of automated Urinalysis Instrumentation and manual urinalysis testing. Urinalysis testing Criteria B: Proficient in daily, weekly and monthly maintenance and quality control requirements of instrumentation and required documentation.. Urinalysis testing Criteria C: Proficient in manual microscopic urinalysis procedures and the associated LIS reporting. Urinalysis testing Criteria D: Participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP Proficiency Event in Urinalysis and Body Fluids.

12. Miscellaneous Daily/Weekly/Monthly Duties Criteria A: Accurately prepares Quality Control and Calibration Materials for the Automated Chemistry, Coagulation and/or Hematology sections of the ARRL Miscellaneous Daily/Weekly/Monthly Duties Criteria B: Performs and records temperature readings on all identified temperature dependent equipment. Identifies, documents and communicates temperature dependent equipment issues to the Shift Officer or Operations Manager in a timely fashion. Miscellaneous Daily/Weekly/Monthly Duties Criteria C: Performs ARRL inventory management including supply ordering, and supply receipt as assigned by the Operations Manager. Miscellaneous Daily/Weekly/Monthly Duties Criteria D: Conducts environmental rounds for bench decontamination needs, centrifuge biohazard spill maintenance, specimen storage and glassware supplies

13. Manual Chemistry Procedures Criteria A: Proficient in operation of miscellaneous manual chemistry instrumentation and testing. Manual Chemistry Procedures Criteria B: Proficient in daily maintenance and quality control requirements of instrumentation as defined on checklist. Manual Chemistry Procedures Criteria C: Participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP Proficiency Event in manual chemistry instrumentation and testing.

14. Manual Hematology Procedures Criteria A: Proficient in operation of manual hematology procedures and diagnostic testing. Manual Hematology Procedures Criteria B: Proficient in daily maintenance and quality control requirements of manual hematology procedures, instrumentation and diagnostic testing. Manual Hematology Procedures Criteria C: Participates in and successfully performs a minimum of 1 CAP Proficiency Event in manual hematology procedures, instrumentation and diagnostic testing.

15. Special Projects/Training Criteria A: Successful completion of special projects as assigned Special Projects/Training Criteria B: Participation in highly complex testing scenarios or problems as assigned by Pathologists and/or Technical Specialist. Special Projects/Training Criteria C: Training at the bench level for students and new hire candidates under the direction of the Technical Specialists and/or Operations Manager.

16. Performs other duties as assigned.

17. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

Other information:
Required: B.S. MT with certification from; American Medical Technologist (AMT), National Certification Agency as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), or graduate from an accredited MT program and/or other BS or BA program with the appropriate classwork as defined by and in accordance with the ASCP Board of Registry Examination eligibility requirements under Medical Technologist Route 4.

Minimum Experience: zero to six months

Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St

Work Schedule: Day/Eve 8, variable 8 hour shifts between 7 am to 7 pm including every other weekend

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

FTE: 0.600000

Work Type: Part-Time, 24 control hours

Education:
Essential:
  • Bachelor's Level Degree
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.
Job Type Part Time