HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Medical Laboratory Technician in Richmond, Virginia

Medical Laboratory Technician

Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest Campus

Richmond, VA

Henrico Doctors Hospital , the Forest Campus , is a340-bed acute care facilitylocated in Richmond, VA. We are a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63 rd on Fortune’s 100 , andis one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

As part of our full range of healthcare services, we specialize in heart and stroke care, women's health—including high-risk pregnancies, maternity and neonatal intensive care—orthopedics and groundbreaking diagnostic imaging. We're also a national trendsetter in kidney transplants—through the Virginia Transplant Center—and we lead the state in minimally invasive procedures, having performed more da Vinci® robotic -assisted surgeries than any other facility in Virginia.

Job Description

· Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.

· Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision. Possess the ability to assume and carry out “tech-in-charge” duties, including the ability to direct the activities of staff or functions, when necessary.

· Demonstrate initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.

· Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.

· Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.

· Effectively organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area{s}.

· Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen collection problems using Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and specimen tracking tool when appropriate.

· Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.

· Preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment are performed and documented according to schedule.

· Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures.

· Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to communicate with, provide care for, and assess data appropriate to the age of the patient served.

· Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including, but not limited to critical call read back and patient identification.

EXPERIENCE

Required - Graduate of accredited school of Clinical Laboratory Science.

Preferred - 1-2 years experience as Medical Laboratory Technician

EDUCATION

Required - Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related science

Preferred - Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

CERTIFICATION

Required- Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of MLT registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required.

CPR Certification required for Free Standing Emergency Departments.

Preferred- MLT(ASCP) or equivalent. Registry/Licensure in a specialty area will be considered. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Medical Laboratory Technician

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest

Requisition ID: 00448-39266