The Clinical Laboratory Technician Float is responsible for in-depth knowledge of multiple lab test menus and general clinical environment at any Dean Medical Group location.
1. Is responsible for performing laboratory testing in any Dean Medical Group location where technical laboratory coverage is required. Characteristics for this position are: a) Performing testing within various laboratories requiring in-depth knowledge of multiple lab test menus and general clinical environments, b) Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of multiple types of instrumentation, procedures, and specialties, c) Multi-tasks as job duties demand, d) Is required to work at any location or shift. May be asked to change locations at short notice, e) Demonstrates a high level of departmental teamwork and cooperation.
2. Adheres to all laboratory quality control (QC) policies. Reviews and documents QC results as appropriate for test system. Identifies and follows appropriate corrective action procedures for out-of-control QC results.
3. Is knowledgeable of and follows all laboratory technical and quality assurance policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, patient test records, and test analyses including calibration procedures. Reads and/or reviews policies and procedures periodically and in a timely manner.
4. Periodically performs and documents proficiency testing (PT), test on appropriate specimens, slides, or PT material following laboratory policies and does it in a satisfactory manner. Satisfactorily performs and documents all other internal quality assurance and training procedures (i.e. competency procedures).
5. Work in an organized manner, keeping work area neat and clean.
6. Performs daily and preventative instrument maintenance. Follows all corrective action procedures if test systems are not functioning within acceptable limits of performance. Documents appropriately.
7. Is able to identify adverse instrument and/or test system operation or performance. Corrects problem and/or notifies coordinator, section leader, supervisor, or director of problem.
8. Performs adult or pediatric venipunctures, finger sticks, or draws from indwelling catheters (as appropriate for a given laboratory location).
9. Instruct and prepare patients for special tests.
10. Perform reception, phlebotomist and EKG duties as needed.
11. As part of the crisis team, must have CPR certification current and respond to Code Blue and perform designated duties.
12. Collect and process urine drug screens according to written protocol.
13. Set up microbiology cultures according to procedure manual.
14. Load and unload courier buckets, distributing contents to appropriate areas.
15. Collect specimens from physician's offices in the clinic; process the paperwork and distribute specimens and slips to designated areas
16. Attends and participates in departmental and clinic meetings. Attending seminars, workshops, and other continuing education programs is encouraged.
17. Perform any additional tasks as specified by the Coordinator, Section Leader, Specialty or Regional Supervisor or Specialty or Regional Director.
18. Conform to appropriate infection control policies in their contact with patients and with blood and body fluids (i.e. practice Universal Precautions).
19. Department standard duties may vary by division.
1. Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician training/education with ASCP certification or equivalent.
1. Personal computer skills or previous laboratory computer experience.
Essential Physical Functions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Ability to stand for extended periods.
2. Ability to hear and converse on the phone and in person.
3. Ability to see fine print and to use the computer.
4. Ability to perform fine motor tasks, such as when working lab equipment, writing, computer or phone tasks.
5. Ability to safely lift and to push/pull up to 20 pounds.
6. Ability to work with and to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with bloodborne pathogens or other chemicals.
Dean Clinic –
Based in Madison, Wis., Dean Clinic consists of a network of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin. Our more than 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics as well as eye care through our Davis Duehr Dean locations. Dean Clinic also offers urgent care services and operates outpatient surgery centers. Dean Clinic joined SSM Health in 2013.