Med Tech I in Oklahoma City, OK at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 3/18/2021

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Job Description

Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK - 8:00AM to 4:30PM (May vary)

Main Duties: Responsible for monitoring and supporting Point of Care programs for INTEGRIS hospital facilities, assuring compliance with all CLIA, CAP and TJC requirements.  Monitor nursing performance of Point of Care testing platforms.  Coordinate training and competency of testing personnel with INTEGRIS Education. Coordinate computer systems, instrumentation, procedures and reagents. Capable of good interaction with hospital administrative personnel and nursing staff at multiple clinical campus sites. Must have a positive attitude, maintaining professional conduct at all times.  Must have the ability to work as a team member, with limited supervision as necessary.

Required Knowledge: High level of computer skill necessary. Requires excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to participate in projects with inter-organizational groups and ability to make independent decisions.   Helpful for the applicant to possess a broad knowledge of testing performed as Point of Care and of the regulations governing POC, or a strong desire and ability to learn dynamics unique to POC environments. Previous lab experience required to ensure solid understanding of basic laboratory testing, including QA/QC.

Required Experience: Medical Technologist with a minimum of 1 year of lab experience.  Point of Care experience is a plus.  

Special Requirement: MT/MLS, ASCP w/ BS in Biological, Chemical, Physical, or Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science. Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills with ability to gain the cooperation of varied hospital department leadership representatives. Willingness to travel within Oklahoma as required to meet business needs of POC services.

Quest Diagnostics: JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test result;
2. Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
3. Analyze specimens using approved testing procedures (see department SOPs).
4. Review and release test results.
5. Follow CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and safety guidelines as described in their respective guidelines.
6. Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and all maintenance performed;
7. Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
8. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results, correct the problems encountered or immediately notify the senior technologist or supervisor.
9. Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
10. Follow department's procedure in reporting STATS or Critical results to clients.
11. If applicable, answer questions from customers or other lab personnel.
12. Maintain complete records of all testing performed on-site.
13. Maintain general appearance of the department.
14. Make sure reagents/test kits have received dates, expiration dates, and if applicable opened dates. 15. Review/train on new procedures.
16. Attend monthly department and any additional training/educational meetings.
17. Participate in all applicable safety training sessions. Know the location and contents of the safety manual. Know the location/use of all applicable safety equipment.
18. If needed, participate in government or regulatory agency inspections.
19. Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
BS in Medical Technology preferred; or BS/BA in Chemistry or Biology, or Associates degree in a Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, or Previously qualified as a Technologist under 42 CFR 493. 1433 published in March 14, 1990. Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript.

Work Experience:
 1 year Clinical experience (high complexity testing) preferred. Minimum of 1 year of clinical laboratory experience in highly complex testing for those with BS/BA in Chemistry or Biology.

Special Requirements:
1. Must have the ability to establish work priorities and handle several procedures simultaneously.
2. Must interact with other departments.
3. Contact with clients may be required, good customer service skills are important.
4. Must protect patient confidentiality at all times.

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• MT/CLS – Toxicology or PDM – Toxicology, Pain, Pain Management, Pain Monitoring, LCMS, mass spectrometry, LCMSMS

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