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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Relief Medical Laboratory Technician for the CHEM HEMA COAG Lab performs basic and automated diagnostic testing. Calibrates assays as required by test protocols. Performs quality control and assesses test reliability prior to reporting patient results. Maintains supply inventory, by assisting with ordering, stocking and replenishing on-board, in-use reagents. Performs and documents routine preventative maintenance. Troubleshoots and reports instrument malfunctions to licensed staff, senior staff. Enters and verifies results in the
laboratory information system classified as moderate or waived testing under CLIA, excluding immunohematology and microscopy.
Retrieves and reports results, including critical values to the appropriate requestor. This position works under the supervision of a
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, reports discrepancies to a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Senior, Reference, or Supervising
Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Communicates with physicians, nursing staff and clients clearly, responding to and documenting inquiries, including specimen collection requirements, test requirements, and reported test results, referring issues and questions to more senior staff as appropriate. Utilizes hospital resources for communication including use of interpreters.
  • Determines suitability of specimen for analysis, following established procedures and policies. Performs tests and procedures classified as waived and moderate complexity under CLIA, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology, urinalysis, and virology with the supervision of licensed clinical laboratory scientist. However, a licensed medical laboratory technician shall not perform microscopic analysis or immunohematology procedures.
  • Facilitates shift transition with the members of the next working shift by communicating issues concerning instruments, problem patients, quality control, and incomplete tasks.
  • May draw patient blood samples following established procedures if requested as well as accession test requests into laboratory information system, with emphasis on accurate data entry, billing, appropriate documentation and the accurate generation of reports.
  • Participates in bench level training for students at all levels. Allows students to watch as he/she performs bench work. Teaches basic operating protocols/procedures and criteria for test validation, reporting and interpretation.
  • Performs routine, regularly scheduled instrument maintenance, calibration, standardization and adjustment.
  • Performs tests in a timely manner maintaining the turn-around standards for all categories of testing. When testing will be delayed, communicates approximate turn-around-time to appropriate personnel, including nursing units, clinics, supervisory staff and clients.
  • Records and reports test results. Reviews results for accuracy and precision; repeating tests or performing confirmatory tests as appropriate and correlating laboratory and patient data to verify results. Interprets laboratory results in light of controls and published standards. Communicates critical results to the person responsible for the care of the patient.
  • Regularly performs and documents quality control testing as specified in procedures. Recognizes out-of control values, takes corrective action or refers out-of-control values to licensed clinical scientist for action. Informs supervisor immediately of unresolved quality issues. Records, calculates and plots known control values from technical instruments to ensure their reliability and accuracy in reporting results.

Education Qualifications
  • Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement

Experience Qualifications
  • None required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratory
  • Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility

Licenses and Certifications
  • MLT - Medical Lab Technician Certification

Physical Demands and Work Conditions
Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Category II - Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.