SOUTH - SAN FERNANDO, POINTE A PIERRESOUTH - SAN FERNANDO, POINTE A PIERRESOUTH - SAN FERNANDO, POINTE A PIERRESOUTH - SAN FERNANDO, POINTE A PIERRE
1 month ago
MEDICAL, NURSING, PHARMACY, HEALTH
July 12, 2020
JOB SUMMARY: The Medical Laboratory Technician is expected to collect and analyse specimens and validate results using established protocols, safety guidelines, and regional guidelines.
Performs laboratory tests including chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic procedures using lab equipment and/or manual procedures.
Analyzes blood, urine, tissue, and other body specimens, confirms and verifies test results and reports findings to relevant physicians.
Verifies specimen and patient information, determines internal or external testing of specimen and enters data.
Utilizes computer skills to manage data efficiently on all relevant computer systems including Microsoft, PALASH, AMS and any others.
Assists in preparing and sending specimen(s) to reference laboratories.
Provides input for hiring / interviewing / evaluating employees. Assists with orientation and/or training of new and present staff in all areas of the laboratory.
Communicates and disseminates information to co-workers and customers.
Performs phlebotomy procedures if necessary.
Performs and reviews quality controls on tests and decides if results are within acceptable ranges, researches problems and corrects or reports.
Ensures quality monitoring is performed and maintained including but not limited to temperature checks and equipment maintenance.
Monitors stock inventory and provides timely and ongoing feedback as to requirements.
Operates and performs required maintenance procedures on instruments and equipment used in the laboratory; is able to properly set up, calibrate, maintain, operate and shut down such instruments and/or equipment.
Actively participates in Quality Improvement Programs essential to ensure that laboratory testing is accurate, timely and meets customer needs.
Trains and orientates new staff in the performance and interpretation of tests.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of established Laboratory protocols and guidelines.
Must be customer service oriented.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal/external partners.
Ability to think creatively and to demonstrate flexibility.
Ability to work effectively under stress, to prioritize, multi- task within tight deadlines and respond to changing demands.
Ability to use initiative and pay close attention to detail.
Minimum Experience and Training:
Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution or equivalent years of experience and training.
Must be registered with the MLT Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
Computer Literacy / typing skills.
Must be able to work a shift system, weekends and public holidays.
Experience in a Private health care environment considered an asset.