Kaiser Permanente Medical Lab Graduate Tech (MLT certified) in Atlanta, Georgia

Performs routine waived and moderately complex laboratory procedures under the direction/ supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Laboratory Supervisor or Medical Technologist. Assists with workload recording, inventory control, research and development of new procedures. Major Responsibilities may be assigned as a direct or indirect function of the position.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Analytic: Performs requested laboratory tests and special analysis, such as proficiency testing, correlation studies or other, under the direction/supervision of Laboratory Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Laboratory Supervisor or Medical Technologist, and according to established laboratory and Medical Office 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. Performs calibration or calibration verification as needed. 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 or Medical Technologist.

  • Pre-analytic: Receives electronic and manual orders for tests to be performed. Receives and/or obtains specimens, assisting with collections when the workload warrants. Assumes responsibility for assuring collection of adequate and acceptable samples for analysis.

  • Post-analytic: Responsible of timely release of patient results. Communicates with reference lab to confirm results, specimen disposition and to order supplies. Works under the direction/supervision of Supervisor/Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Medical Technologist to determine whether test results are released, repeated or referred for review.

  • Administrative: Assists with workload recording and inventory control. Responsible for monitoring and resolving pending lists per policy. Responds appropriately to provider and clinical staff inquiries. Supports clinical point of care testing by facilitating issue resolution. Participates in department/facility meetings, conference calls, continuing education/in-services. Makes recommendations for improvements to the Supervisor/Manager or Assistant Supervisor. Participates in state/internal inspections, prepared to answer questions or produce documents. Responsible for compliance with information communicated in weekly laboratory newsletters.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • N/A.

Education

  • Associate's Degree in a science field with studies leading toward Medical Technology certification or two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • MLT board certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • Graduate will have a period of 1 year to complete board certification for Medical Technology if they currently have a bachelor's degree.

  • Graduate will have a period of 2 years to complete board certification for Medical Technology if they currently have a associate's degree.

  • Able to work under the direction/supervision of the Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, or MT.

  • 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:

  • N/A.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Medical Lab Graduate Tech (MLT certified)

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia

REQNUMBER: 612835

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.