General Summary: Medical Lab Technician is responsible for processing patient specimens and performing medical laboratory testing under the direction of a physician.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Adheres to and supports the mission, purpose, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of Tenet Physician Resources.
Adheres to the Tenet HIPAA Compliance Plan and the Privacy Standards Confidentiality Agreement.
Demonstrates support for the Tenet Corporate Compliance Program by being knowledgeable of compliance responsibilities as expressed in the Code of Conduct; adhering to federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures policies that affect his/her specific job functions/responsibilities; and reporting compliance issues/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner.
Responsible for maintaining compliance with all regulatory agencies including CLIA/COLA, OSHA, and others.
Ensure quality control processes are completed and documented per regulatory authority guidance.
Manage CLIA-waived Testing and Controls for the lab.
Collect and process specimens for and perform basic and CLIA-waived and non-CLIA waived testing ordered by a physician or other licensed practitioner
Prepare cultures and media and operate a variety of clinical laboratory equipment for testing to the point of turning out results
Serve as a phlebotomist for the clinical, which requires special certification and entails drawing blood by skin punctures and venipuncture to provide samples for clinical analysis and testing
Process and label in-coming and out-going specimens
Prepare laboratory samples for outside labs, including the necessary paperwork
Support laboratory administrative and clerical functions, including patient recordkeeping and preparing and processing testing paperwork
Maintains laboratory materials and equipment and inventory
Ensure applicable equipment is operating at required temperatures and humidity
May also perform some limited tests for which the incumbent has specific training and provide support to other clinical departments.
Assist with other office functions as directed.
Required: Associate's degree or equivalent experience; graduate of accredited school of medical laboratory technicians or equivalent. The above meets required criteria as defined by CLIA regulations for High Complexity testing (42 CFR 493.1489, Jan. 24, 2003).
Required: 0 - 2 years as a medical laboratory technician.
Required: Registered or Registry-eligible in accordance with an approved certifying agency (ASCP, AMT or equivalent) within one year of hire. Licensure, as required by State law.
General knowledge of clinical laboratory operations and equipment.
General knowledge of medical terminology pertinent to laboratory operations; applicable laws and regulations pertaining to clinical laboratory operations and patient confidentiality.
Working knowledge of CLIA-waived testing procedures, methods, and criteria.
Knowledge of the purposes, organization, and policies of the local community's health systems sufficient to interact with other health care providers.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures of a clinic sufficient to provide effective patient care.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill in computer hardware and software use.
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.
Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third-party payers, patients, and the public.
Skill in organizing work, making assignments, and achieving goals and objectives.
Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting, and coordinating departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to obtain vital signs and record them correctly.
Ability to use medical equipment, supplies and instruments.
Ability to understand and carry out written, oral and/or graphic instructions.
Ability to multi-task, manage details and organize efficiently and effectively.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.
Ability to set priorities among multiple requests.
Ability to interact with patients, medical and administrative staff, and the public effectively.
Ability to use EMR, other relevant computer hardware and software, telephone, copier, fax machine and other standard medical office equipment.
Equipment Operated: Must be able to operate medical office devices as well as standard office equipment including computers, fax machines, copiers, printers, telephones, calculators, etc.
Job: Phlebotomy/Blood/Medical Asst
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Tucson Physician Group Holdings
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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