Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Reedsburg Area Medical Center
  • 2000 North Dewey Ave Reedsburg Wisconsin 53959 United States
  • Posted: Feb 11, 2019
As needed Allied Health

Job Description

Position Summary: 
The Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician performs all necessary testing of blood or body fluids to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment processes. The Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Technician ensures quality and accuracy of all processes involved in obtaining diagnostic results.
Education and Training Required:
  • Graduate of an accredited school with baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology (including internship)  OR
  • Graduate from an accredited two (2) year technical school program “or” armed services associate degree from an accredited vocational/technical school “or” junior college (including internship).
  • Must have passed ASCP, AMT, AAB , NCA,ISCLT  certification exam or be eligible or be “ HEW”  certified as an MLT or MT.
  • Exam must be successfully taken within 6 months of hire.
  • Previous experience working with the public helpful; lab experience including phlebotomy helpful, but not required.
 Physical Requirements:
  • Physical Demands:
    • Frequently stand and walk.
    • Frequently lift/carry up to 25 pounds, while carrying a drawing tray or handling lab supplies.
    • Occasionally push and pull with up to 25 pounds of force for transporting patients in wheelchairs and moving equipment.
    • Occasionally bends to knees to draw patients.
    • Frequently uses sense of touch to determine adequacy of site for venipuncture.
    • Continuously involved in the use of levers, knobs, switches and other manipulations.
  • Sight:
    • Frequent use of near and farsighted visual acuity for reading orders, computer screens, thermometers and for observing patient activity.
  • Cognition/Communication:
    • Frequently and effectively communicate with physicians, patients, family members and other staff members using hearing skills, comprehensive speech, simple writing, simple and complex reading and math skills.
    • Frequent clear speech and hearing skills to communicate with patients and coworkers, either directly or via the telephone.
  • Environmental Conditions:
    • Constant indoor, patient environment with occasional presence of fumes or unpleasant odors.
  • Potential Hazards:
    • OSHA Blood Borne/TB Classification Class I- Occupational exposure to blood and Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIMs) is reasonably expected to occur in routine performance duties.
    • Frequent exposure to needles, syringes and sharps during specimen collection.
    • Occasional exposure to chemical compounds utilized in specimen preservation or testing.
    • Frequent exposure to moving instrumentation parts.
    • Occasional exposure to potential dangerous patient situations.
  • Psychological, Situational, Functional Factors:
    • Frequent problem solving, analyzing and use of judgment in analyzing specimens, interpreting orders, resolving discrepancies, and dealing with the unanticipated.
    • Occasional management of conflict and difficult situation resolution.
    • Continuously fast, accurate and reliable work performed with a high attention to detail.
    • Frequent flexibility as it relates to shifts, duties and personalities.