Kaiser Permanente Med Tech II, Microbiology Central Lab M-F 2p-10p 40 hrs(FT) in Atlanta, Georgia

The Medical Technologist II performs routine and complex laboratory procedures under the technical guidance of the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager or Assistant Laboratory Supervisor. He / she are responsible for workload recording and inventory control and participates in research and development of new procedures. The person in this role exercises independent judgment in work performance and interpersonal relations. He / she directs work to adjust to workflow.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs requested laboratory tests and special analysis, such as proficiency testing, correlation studies or other, according to established Microbiology laboratory policies and procedures.

  • Prioritizes laboratory testing and other duties appropriately to assure optimal efficiency and timely reporting of laboratory results according to policy standards.

  • Utilizes quality control procedures according to established procedures and takes appropriate action for Out of Control results. Documents QC appropriately. Recognizes trends, bias, shifts or other unexpected patterns and takes appropriate action. Reviews records for compliance.

  • Directs or performs calibration or calibration verification as needed.

  • Oversees or operates and maintains equipment. Performs routine safety checks and preventive maintenance on instruments according to procedures and manufacturer's recommendations on a consistent, timely basis to insure optimal operation and minimal downtime.

  • Recognizes when any component of the testing system is not performing optimally and performs troubleshooting procedures as warranted on equipment, reagents and procedures in an efficient manner that maintains testing schedules.

  • Refers problems beyond his/her scope of practice to Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Supervisor.

  • Receives electronic orders for tests to be performed.

  • Places orders and prepares specimens for additional testing by Reference Laboratory.

  • Monitors workflow and makes adjustments as needed.

  • Responsible of timely release of patient results.

  • Communicates with reference lab to confirm results.

  • Exercises independent judgment in determining whether test results are released, repeated or referred for review. Consults with Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Supervisor when necessary.

  • Responsible for Monthly review of Workload and Quality control recording.

  • Responsible for monitoring and resolving pending lists per policy.

  • Responds appropriately to provider and clinical staff inquiries.

  • Participates in department/facility meetings, conference calls, and continuing education/in-services.

  • Participates in orientation and training of new employees.

  • Makes recommendations for improvements to the Supervisor/Manager or Assistant Supervisor.

  • Assumes responsibility for day to day operations of the Microbiology laboratory in the absence of formal management.

  • Provides technical leadership and expertise for evaluating clinical specimen results that require additional review.

  • Provides strong technical expertise in trouble shooting analytical equipment within the Microbiology department.

  • Prepares for/participates in state/internal inspections, answering questions or providing documents.

  • Responsible for compliance with information communicated in weekly laboratory newsletters.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and/or MT Registration or equivalent documentation from the state of Georgia.

  • MT registration from ASCP, AMT, or NCA or documentation that the state of Georgia considers them qualified to work as a MT in the state of Georgia.

  • Minimum of 5 years of post registration MT Microbiology experience.

  • Able to work independently.

  • Able to demonstrate customer service aptitude through customer service assessment and/or history.

  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills i.e. history of positive working relationships.

  • Able to demonstrate dependability i.e. history of punctuality and good attendance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology or related health science.

  • Leadership experience.

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in subjective interpretation of clinical Microbiology specimens.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Med Tech II, Microbiology Central Lab M-F 2p-10p 40 hrs(FT)

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia

REQNUMBER: 695174

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.