Medical Technologists - 0238
Job Opportunity at JIT Staffing LLC DBA

Posted on Aug 2

http://www.justintimestaffing.com/    512.623.7833

Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Job Type: Contract
Job ID: W4139187

Qualifications, Licenses and Certifications:
  •  A Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science is required. 
  •  Medical Technologists, certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or an equivalent MT, MLS, CLS certification with appropriate training and a minimum of 1 year of experience
  • Contract employees assigned by the Contractor to perform the services covered by this agreement shall be licensed/certified in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia to provide services.  All licenses/certifications held by the contract employees working on this agreement shall be full and unrestricted licenses
  • Medical Technologists shall be certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or an equivalent MT, MLS, CLS certification with appropriate training and a minimum of 1 year of experience.
  • Evidence of completion of required licensure, credentials, required training, current competencies and commencement of background investigations must be validated for all contract employee (s) referred to perform services under this agreement prior to providing direct patient care.

Duties of the Medical Technologists include, but are not limited to:
  • Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable. Prepares specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiologic state of the specimen properties is maintained.
  • Selects, performs, evaluates and monitors the performance of test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with established protocols. Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction; locates and implements corrections.
  • Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products and maintains proper records for quality control reports.
  • Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts and maintains instruments on which trained. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks and monitoring. Performs instrument maintenance, quality control, calibration, instrument troubleshooting, etc.  Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs.
  • Evaluates the validity of data in relation to the test system and accepted assay procedures. Correlates quantitative data with patient data (i.e., history, medications) to verify results.
  • Performs additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results. Recognizes abnormal results that require immediate attention by a physician and reports them directly.
  • Responsible for the generation of laboratory results from the work area into the laboratory computer system and for the editing and verification of the results recorded into the computer system.
  • Tests ordered as STAT must have results verified and released into the LIS within one (1) hour.
  • Reporting/Documentation Requirements.  Releases verified (within quality control guidelines) patient results to the LIS. All patient test results are entered and verified into the VA computer system, VISTA/Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).  All analyzers are interfaced, but the tech is responsible for checking the results for accuracy before verifying.  Some manual entry of results will be necessary such as manual WBC Differentials, microscopic and kit or manual testing. This includes documentation of physician notification of critical lab results.  Quality Control is documented in the appropriate logs for each department.
  • The medical technologist must be competent to complete procedures in the areas of (Chemistry, hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis, toxicology, limited microbiology, and immunohematology (blood bank).  The generalist will perform as an experienced phlebotomist.  The generalist will demonstrate full competency in these sections of the laboratory. The technologist must have a good working knowledge of every section within the clinical laboratory to maximize the workforce and cover when emergency and/or shortage of personnel situations demonstrate a need.  The medical technologist may be asked to perform other duties as required.  The technologist must have a working knowledge of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) standards.
Workload volume will vary daily.  The medical technologist shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in all routine duties or functions related to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service.  

The night shift, evening shift and day shift position will work:
  • In Chemistry/Immunochemistry instrumentation is the Siemens EXL, Stratus CS, Siemens Centaur and Bio-Rad Variant. The Medical Technologist will perform chemistry tests on blood, serum, and urine, through the use of current instrumentation.  The Medical Technologist is also responsible for performing emergency procedures.
  • In Hematology/Coagulation/Urinalysis, the Medical Technologist will be responsible for performing CBC’S, automated and manual WBC differentials, red cell morphology, sedimentations rates, prothrombin times, partial thromboplastin times using instrumentation which includes the Sysmex XN, TOP 500 and Streck.  The Medical Technologist will also perform urinalysis through the use of automated equipment such as the Iris and Clinitek 500 as well as urine microscopics and manually using multi-sticks for color comparison.
  • Responsibilities in Transfusion Medicine include a variety of procedures including typing, antibody screening and cross-matching blood (both routine and stat), processing blood received from blood centers.  The Medical Technologist also conducts “suspected” transfusion reaction work-ups, issues blood and components to wards and operating room, processes platelets and cryoprecipitate, thaws FFP, releases uncross-matched blood when needed following appropriate protocol, orders blood through the Blood Center when needed, and assures appropriate records are complete.  Knowledge of both tube and gel methods in Blood Bank as well as knowledge of the VBEC system, or a similar automated blood bank electronic record system is required.
  • In microbiology, the Medical Technologist will read STAT gram stains, set up cultures, perform molecular testing on the GenXPert, perform kit testing and utilize proper collection technique for drawing blood cultures.
  •  The Medical Technologist shall be competent in collection/venipuncture technique for collecting blood specimen from patients.
  • The Medical Technologist must have experience with a laboratory computer system integrated with the patient medical record.
  • The Medical Technologist must be familiar with College of American Pathology (CAP), The Joint Commission (TJC), and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory requirements that apply to the laboratory and blood bank.

Place of Performance: The Medical Technologist(s) will be assigned to the VANIHCS at the Fort Wayne Campus at the addresses below and may be scheduled to any shift, however, once assigned the shift, it will remain constant.  

VANIHCS Fort Wayne Campus
2121 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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