Yale New Haven Health System

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST A

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
63444
Department
BLOOD BANK LAB
Category
TECHNOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
40
Work Schedule
DAYS
Work Days
MONDAY- FRIDAY
Work Hours
8 HOUR SHIFTS. VARIABLE START TIMES BETWEEN 6:30AM AND 8:00AM
Work Shift
ROTATING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
Requisition ID
2017-16559

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Under the direction of the Laboratory Manager and Assistant Chief Technologists, demonstrates ability to perform a wide variety of routine and some special technical procedures in the Blood Bank Laboratory. Demonstrates good time management and organizational skills. Interprets data based on knowledge and experience. Selects appropriate blood products to ensure safe and effective transfusion therapy. Evaluates, troubleshoots and solves routine problems. Participates in quality control, quality assurance, and equipment maintenance programs in the laboratory.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Technical Competency: demonstrates technical competency in the performance of routine and complex testing, quality control, component selection and component preparation.
    • 1.1 Determines acceptability of samples and enters patient information correctly into the computer system. Records pertinent patient information and special needs on the requisition. Competency is evaluated through direct observation, and record review.
  • 2. Record keeping, Documentation, Computer Skills: Provides for accurate documentation and reporting of results to ensure quality of patient care by demonstrating good computer and record keeping skills.
    • 2.1 Clearly, legibly, and accurately completes any hand written record. Corrects handwriting mistakes according to standards.
  • 3. Independence/Initiative: Demonstrates independent thinking and action. Demonstrates ability to evaluate, troubleshoot, and problem solve.
    • 3.1 Recognizes situations that are inconsistent with policy/ procedure or quality patient care. Documents all occurrences on the Variance Report form and performs immediate corrective action as necessary. Makes recommendations for improvements that can be made as a result of the occurrence.
  • 4. Professionalism: Demonstrates professionalism at all times both in attitude and in approach to all work activities. Demonstrates a commitment to personal career growth in the field of Laboratory Medicine/ Blood Banking.
    • 4.1 Ensures continued expertise and knowledge by attaining a minimum of 5 continuing education points each year, as defined in the Blood Bank Continuing Education SOP.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent with MT (ASCP) certification or equivalent.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

One (1) to two (2) years' experience in an accredited Clinical Laboratory.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Working knowledge of equipment, instrumentation, and materials used in a Clinical Laboratory.

 

Additional Information

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE AND MT/ MLS(ASCP) OR BB(ASCP) OR EQUIVALENT CERTIFICATION (OR ELIGIBLE) REQUIRED. RECENT BLOOD BANK EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED, BUT RECENT GRADS FROM AN ACCREDITED MT PROGRAM ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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