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Laboratory Services / Medical Lab Tech

Carbondale, Illinois

Category: Allied

Certification: Laboratory Services

Specialty: Medical Lab Tech




Job Summary:

The Medical Laboratory Technician performs a variety of tests to obtain the data necessary for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. The Medical Laboratory Technician reports to the Laboratory Manager


Education: Associates degree in clinical laboratory sciences from an accredited school of Clinical Laboratory Sciences as a Laboratory Technician.

Licensure: License as required by state law.

Experience: One year full time experience as a Laboratory Technician.

Certification: Current CPR/BLS Certification

Duties and Responsibilities

The Medical Laboratory Technician is expected to practice safe and ethical duties within his/her scope of practice. The Laboratory Technician should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform a variety of tests on body fluid and tissue samples. Types of tests include analyzing blood and urine and identifying organisms from the body.
  • Utilize equipment that ranges from simple to complex.
  • Utilize sophisticated laboratory equipment to look for bacteria, parasites and other microorganisms
  • Analyze the chemical content of fluids
  • Matching blood for transfusions
  • Testing for drug levels in the blood to show how a patient is responding to treatment
  • Phlebotomy may be required
  • Confer with patient to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation.
  • Utilize standard procedures t the maintenance of positive patient identification, record appropriate collection information of proper requisitions.
  • Prepare, process, label and store patient specimens and samples according to facility procedures using standard techniques and equipment.
  • Performs all duties promptly in a competent and caring manner
  • Maintain good working relations and communication among patients/residents and all healthcare personnel
  • Present a neat appearance and dress in compliance with the client facilities’ policies
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities’ needs and patient needs are met.
  • To comply with all client facilities’ policies, procedures and practices
  • To comply with all policies and to uphold our standards of excellence while on assignment at our client facilities.

Working Conditions:

The Medical Laboratory Technician must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to inside environmental conditions, such as noise, infectious/communicable diseases, blood and bloodborne diseases, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, odors, gases and dusts. There is also the possibility of physical injury/verbal abuse from an out of control patient and/or visitor. Frequent exposures to distressed patients, families or visitors.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Our company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)