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JOB SUMMARY ##### Provides patient care by collecting and processing samples and performing clinical laboratory procedures. Required to work alternate shifts, weekends and holidays. Performs other duties as assigned. May be required to work other Mercyhealth locations. # ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES # # Collect patient specimens. Utilize the Information System to receive patients, order and collect samples, result tests, answer questions from nurses and physicians, document quality control activities and produce reports required to perform job tasks. Perform lab tests in the lab specialties of hematology, urinalysis, chemistry and blood bank or microbiology by automated and manual methods according to defined policies and procedures. Analyze test results prior to release of information to chart for validity and accuracy. Assure that designated turnaround times for results are met and that critical results are appropriately reported and documented. Perform quality control and proficiency testing procedures as defined by policy Interpret and troubleshoot quality control results to ensure accurate and precise test results. Perform preventative maintenance, minor troubleshooting and calibration of laboratory instrumentation. Participates in method and instrument evaluation and implementation. Participates in teaching and training of new partners and students. Maintain competency in current procedures and gain competency for new methods implemented. # CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations: # Quality- Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals. # Service- Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions. # Partnering- Shows commitment to the# Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other#s views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals. # Cost- Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue. # Analytical - Uses critical thinking skills and experience to complement data. # Design - Demonstrates attention to detail. # Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations. # Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. # Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. # Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information. # Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions. # EDUCATION # EXPERIENCE # Associates degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Must be qualified to perform high complexity testing according to CLIA 493.1489# Standard; Testing personnel qualifications. # CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE ################### MLT/MLS certification within one year of hire. # ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver#s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring). Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written/oral instructions. # Language Skills Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. # Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. # Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. # Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Lab Information System Database and Microsoft Windows software. WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational Exposure: Category A - All employees in the specified job classification have occupational exposure. While performing the duties of this job, the employee can be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee can be exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. # AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED Neonate (birth # 28 days) Infant (29 days # less than 1 year) Pediatric (1 year # 12 years) Adolescents (13 years # 17 years) Adult (18 years # 64 years) Geriatric (65 years and older) ####### INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties. # WORK CONTACT GROUP ### Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors ###### SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk, hear and smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee may have occasion to reach overhead to pick up objects or to adjust items. The employee may have occasion to bend under or crawl under bench to move or obtain objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.######## LEVEL OF SUPERVISION Some independent judgment is required, but alternatives are limited by standard practices or procedures. SUPERVISES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.##### #
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