Medical Technologist

Cleveland Clinic

Join Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and experience world-class healthcare at its best. Located in Dover, Ohio, Union Hospital is an award-winning not-for-profit community hospital serving the communities of eastern Ohio. Community and personalized care are at the forefront of Union Hospitals values. At Cleveland Clinic, you will be part of a talented, compassionate, and driven team of caregivers. You will work with state-of-the-art technology and provide stellar patient care. At Cleveland Clinic, you will build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

As a Medical Technologist, you will be helping to develop new tests and techniques that will eventually be used in clinical settings to diagnose or determine treatments for patients. Your duties will include but are not limited to:

Performing and interpreting tests at all complexity levels.

Determining the validity of test results through the monitoring and/or verifying of quality controls, as well as the need for additional tests.

Communicating test results, reference ranges, specimen requirements, and other pertinent information to authorized sources.

Our ideal future caregiver is someone who:

Preferably has knowledge of the FDA audit process.

Is flexible and eager to learn.

Easily adapts to changes and multi-tasks.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. Thats why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, youll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, youll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.

Job Responsibilities:

Follows the laboratorys procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.

Performs laboratory testing in a compliant manner.

Maintains regulatory knowledge and awareness as it pertains to specific job duties.

Adheres to the laboratorys quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.

Assumes responsibility for and takes action regarding any quality control or quality assurance issues as it pertains to specific job duties.

Maintains instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturers specifications.

Assumes responsibility for good documentation practices and maintains clear and legible records.

Performs proficiency testing in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations i.e. analyze proficiency survey sample in the same manner as a patient specimens, no communication with other CLIA laboratories, complete record retention and accurate documentation and result reporting.

Assumes responsibility for participation in continuing education, professional development and required annual competency assessment.

Follows the laboratorys established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratorys established acceptable levels of performance.

Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant, or Laboratory Director.

Exercises good judgment, analytical and problem solving/troubleshooting skills.

Recommends solutions and improvements.

Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratorys established performance specifications.

May function in an educator and provides instruction and training in theory, technical skills, safety protocols, and the application of laboratory test protocols to students, employees, residents, etc.

Other duties as assigned.

Education:

Bachelors degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from a four-year college or university.OR

Meets the CLIA qualifications for high complexity testing personnel grandfathering clauses.

See Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, 493.1489(b)(3), 493.1489(b)(4), 493.1489(b)(5), 493.1491 Standards; High Complexity Testing Personnel Qualifications.

Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided.

Education will be verified.

Education outside of the United States requires diploma/transcripts translated into English and proof of foreign equivalency from by an HHS approved agency or nationally recognized organization such as NACES (National Association Credential Evaluation Services, Inc) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc).

Certifications:

Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) or certification eligible preferred, from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

None Required

Physical Requirements:

Physical demands include: Visual acuity to study specimens under a microscope.

Ability to differentiate color, hue, saturation and tones.

Fine motor skills and manual dexterity to handle specimens and lab equipment required to process specimens and repair equipment.

May be required to stand for long periods of time.

Light lifting may be required.

May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, etc.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities