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Medical Technologist

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Snowmass
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description: # According to established policies and procedures performs various clinical laboratory tests in one or more sections of Laboratory Medicine to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Analyzes and interprets test results and ensures accuracy of results. #Repeats testing as necessary, especially those which are abnormal or atypical, and notifies appropriate personnel of such results # I CLINICAL PROCESS # PRACTICE SKILLS Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. Prioritizes patient#s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. II PATIENT TEACHING Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient#s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT # INTEGRATION Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. Active participant in quality improvement processes. Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice V SERVICE EXCELLENCE # CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. VI # # #UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES # RESPONSIBILITIES Exercises the most desirable customer service demeanor and professionalism in all communications, duties and attire while interfacing with patients, physicians, staff, business-related contacts and visitors. #Is thoroughly versed in Hospital and applicable HIPPA regulations and is especially sensitive to, and mindful of, patient confidentiality in all scenarios. Acknowledge and greets customers in a courteous manner with-in 15 seconds of presentation. Responds in a courteous manner to all in-person contacts, greets all patients, staff, and general public as they enter and leave the hospital. Ensures customers are informed of procedures, anticipates customer needs, communicates if delays occur and provides updated information. #Work with customers to satisfy or address their needs while waiting procedures. #Seek to provide assistance with special problems or complaints. Answers all incoming external and internal calls by clearly stating the facility and employee name, screens calls, refers them to the appropriate department or person, and paging if necessary. Delivers, documents, and oversees patient care in accordance with AVH policy, procedures, protocol, and CAP, AABB, FDA or CMS standard interpretative. #Demonstrates ability to prioritize all aspects of patient safety and the national Safety Goal requirements. (Hand washing, 2 identifiers/ armbands, and reporting of critical values) #Participates in overall department and facility quality improvement plan as requested. General intra-laboratory and inter-laboratory communication effective and efficient. Perform laboratory procedures as assigned; (Blood Bank, Microbiology ,Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Hematology, Serology, Coagulation, Urinalysis), #for specimen handling and processing, sending out reference labs and protocols, documented training and certified in packaging and shipping of infectious material following state, federal and local regulations, test analysis, reporting, maintaining records of patients test results, assisting pathologist for frozen sections, #phlebotomy proficient, prioritize workload. Proficient in documentation of quality control and fol

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Snowmass, Colorado

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