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MT/MLT/CLS – 12, 36 and 40 hours/week Laboratory

Job Summary:

Activities include, but are not limited to, the performance of routine and specialty laboratory tests in order to aid Medical Providers in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Consistently obtains optimal quality specimens from inpatients and outpatients
  2. Responds promptly to computer orders and telephone requests
  3. Identifies patients properly and demonstrates outstanding customer service skills
  4. Explains the procedure to the patient and answers questions appropriately
  5. Completes draw with one needle stick to obtain sufficient quantity of specimen greater than 95% of the time
  6. Labels all tubes correctly and completely
  7. Responds promptly to STAT and URGENT requests
  8. Follows Universal Precautions
  9. Performs all types of laboratory procedures without any supervision, following procedures as approved by the Laboratory Medical Director
  10. Insures equipment, instruments and reagents are in working order and readily accessible for co-workers coming in on the next shift
  11. Works diligently to process specimens and obtain results in a prompt manner
  12. Promptly reports critical values
  13. Assures QC is acceptable before reporting patient results and if unacceptable, documents remedial actions taken
  14. Completes proficiency tests as assigned in the same manner patients tests are completed
  15. Takes an active role in mentoring students of Medical Technology
  16. Performs CLIA required control activities and consistently includes quality control material as outlined in the standard operating procedure(s)
  17. Dilutes and repeats tests outside the instrument’s linear range
  18. Performs linearity, correlation and/or precision checks as scheduled
  19. Maintains instruments; troubleshoots and repairs as necessary and documents repairs on all equipment
  20. Notifies Lab Primary Charge of instrument or procedural problems immediately

 Other Responsibilities:

  1. Meets the identified organizational requirements and work habits while at the same time, promotes a collaborative and cooperative work environment
  2. Actions reflect a positive approach to work
  3. Demonstrates the ability to work with others in a team environment and build rapport with team mates
  4. Assists the phlebotomy staff as necessary to provide prompt, compassionate customer service to all patients
  5. Performs other work related duties as assigned
  6. Complies with the rules and regulations of all Federal, State and Local governments

License Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in medical laboratory technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological science or have successfully passed the HEW CLT examination
  2. Registry with ASCP, HEW or AMT
  3. CPR and basic first aid recommended

Availability Requirements

Must be able to work Sunday through Saturday with occasional weekend and holiday coverage required.  Employee will work on various shifts as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Standing:  4-7 hours per day
  2. Walking:  4-7 hours per day
  3. Twisting:  130-480 twists per day
  4. Bending:  130-480 bends per day
  5. Lifting:  25-50 pounds with good body mechanics, 10-25 pounds in situations where good body mechanics cannot be achieved
  6. Pinching:  moderate with 250 per day
  7. Manual Dexterity:  Frequent fine motor skills required
  8. Near Vision:  Requires very accurate near vision
  9. Far Vision:  Requires 20/40 far vision
  10. Handedness:  Either handedness 70-100% of the job cycle time
  11. Visual Color Discrimination:  Requires both red/green and blue/violet discrimination
  12. Visual Depth Perception:  Moderate depth perception required

Cognitive Requirements:

  1. Frequent problem solving required
  2. Must be able to assess situations and determine corrective actions needed
  3. Must be able to read and comprehend greater than grade 12 level of instruction
  4. Self-initiation and self-motivation required


  1. Working environment will range from 40-90 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Minimal exposure to infections, including body substances
  3. Occasional exposure to dampness/water and slippery surfaces1,
  4. Occasional work where surfaces are uneven
  5. Minimal work in cramped positions and confined spaces
  6. Minor vibration work for short periods of time
  7. Constant working with others—association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job
  8. Occasionally fairly loud noises
  9. Slight likelihood of minor injury
  10. Slight exposure of significant injury from moving objects
  11. Toxic conditions are a slight likelihood exposure
  12. Control over pace of work is primarily patient based
  13. Rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker
  14. Minimal to moderate extended work hours, with Monday to Friday work schedule, working weekends and holidays. Occasionally, may work more than 7 days in a row

Work Habits:

  1. Completes work within a designated time
  2. Demonstrates the ability to work independently and is accountable for own actions
  3. Shows initiative and follow-through
  4. Demonstrates productivity at work (makes good use of down time)
  5. Performs duties willingly and enthusiastically
  6. Returns from breaks, meals, meetings and in-services in a timely manner
  7. Takes appropriate actions when safety issues are identified (reports hazardous situations to appropriate person, removes malfunctioning equipment, etc.)
  8. Follows recommendations designed to reduce worksite injuries (proper body mechanics, personal protective gear, safe sharps, etc.)
  9. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
  10. Demonstrates judicious use of supplies

 Promotes a Collaborative and Cooperative Environment:

  1. Establishes good rapport and cooperative working relationships with other members of the organization to promote quality care and service
  2. Handles conflict appropriately (uses I statements to discuss issues, discusses privately and directly with the individual involved, obtains assistance from supervisor when needed)
  3. Responds appropriately to change (remains open-minded, keeps personal agenda out)
  4. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner (language and actions reflect the mission and vision of CMC)
  5. Participates in performance improvement by identifying problems and potential solutions (Be part of the Solution, Not part of the Problem)
  6. Treats patients, family, visitors and co-workers with respect and dignity (addressing individuals courteously, knocking before entering, keeping voice down, displaying positive regard)
  7. Provides exceptional customer service, thus contributing to the “WOW” experience (offering assistance before being asked, going one step extra to help, smiles and makes eye contact when speaking)

Cognitive Environment Requirements:

  1. Some problem solving required, as well as making independent judgments and decisions.
  2. Continuously assess situations and determine corrective actions as needed.

Emotional Environment Requirements:

Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relationships with patients, staff, and visitors.  Exposure to illness, disability, dying and/or death is moderate and must be able to cope with the presence of such.


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