Medical Technician
West Allis, WI 
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Job Description
Job ID 176599
Specialty / Department

WI Central Lab Core Lab

Full / Part Time Full-Time
Hours / Bi-weekly Pay Period 80
Shift / Scheduled Hours
2

2nd Shift, Full-Time 1430 - 2300.

Weekend rotation 1 in 4. 3 Holidays per year avg.

2019-08-12
Location
  • Aurora West Allis Med Ctr
    8901 W Lincoln Ave West Allis, WI 53227
How You'll Make a Difference
  • Performs laboratory testing of biological specimens in an acute setting in any/all specialty areas using manual or automated techniques.
  • Uses independent judgment and cognitive skills to report timely and accurate laboratory results.
  • Performs, evaluates, and monitors laboratory tests as authorized within established protocols, selecting and performing additional procedures when indicated. Monitors workflow and makes necessary adjustment to complete work in an appropriate time frame.
  • Evaluates results for clinical significance, validity and appropriateness. Follows prescribed policy in the reporting and notification of test results.
  • Performs and documents calibration, maintenance and repair of instruments and equipment. Recognizes indicators of test and/or instrument malfunction; evaluates and implements appropriate corrections.
  • Performs, documents and reviews quality control and quality assurance for improvement according to established protocol. Evaluates quality control results and takes corrective action when indicated.
  • Ascertains that specimens are properly labeled and suitable for testing. Collects specimens from newborn, pediatric, and adult patients according to established protocol.
  • Provides general direction, training, competency review and technical l assistance to medical laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, and support staff. Assists in the development of education and training protocols; instructs students, residents and new team members as assigned.
  • Assists in improving the quality and efficiency of laboratory procedures, policies, and processes. Ensures compliance with all accrediting agency standards, supporting CAP Regulatory requirements in an acute setting.
  • Performs internal and external proficiency testing in the same manner as patient samples.
  • Performs specialty testing in areas including transfusion services, microbiology, chemistry, hematology, histology, coagulation, and flow cytometry. Supports the disease specific accreditations of an institution by meeting turn- around time goals.
  • Provides direct support and timely, accurate laboratory results for critical care departments such as the ED, ICU and OR during a high acuity patient event. This includes transfusion services, attending codes, performing testing on irretrievable samples, tissue grinding and gram stains, mass casualty procedures, and mass transfusion procedures.
Qualifications
License & Certifications
Medical Technologist (MT) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), or

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) needs to be obtained within 1 year, or

Medical Technologist (MT) certification issued by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) needs to be obtained within 1 year.

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or related field.

Experience
No experience required

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include alternate site assignment.

At Aurora Health Care

We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.


Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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