PD (Days/Evening) Medical Technologist for STAT Lab
Company: Summit Health Inc
Location: Florham Park
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Career Opportunities at Summit Health and CityMD
Summit Health and CityMD form a physician-driven, patient-centric network, committed to simplifying the complexities of health care and bringing a more connected kind of care. Our unique network was created by the 2019 merger between Summit Medical Group, one of the nation's premier independent multispecialty medical groups, and CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York metropolitan area. Together, Summit Health and CityMD deliver a more intuitive, comprehensive, and responsive care experience for every patient, regardless of the stage of life or health condition, through high-quality primary, specialty, and urgent care.
We are continually growing to meet the needs of our patients and deliver exceptional care to an even greater population. Summit Health now has more than 2,800 providers across more than 80 specialty areas, 13,000 employees, and over 370 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Central Oregon. CityMD has over 150 locations across the tri-state. We share a vision of improving the way health care needs are addressed by offering timely, high-quality, comprehensive care with an exceptional patient experience. Together, we provide the best possible care to every patient in every neighborhood.
Join our team!
Summit Health and CityMD are dedicated to hiring and retaining the right talent who will contribute to our ongoing expansion and success. We work to set clear goals and expectations, while regularly managing performance and cultivating personal and team capabilities within a positive, collaborative environment that recognizes and rewards success. We strive to make each team member's experience at our company inspiring. Explore our open positions and apply to become a part of the Summit Health and CityMD family.
Essential Job functions: PD Float 7:30am-4pm or 12-8:30pm
--- Demonstrates & documents competencies annually based on testing performed in the laboratory.
--- Processes/evaluates patient specimens in accordance to SOP, including reference lab specimens. Resolves issues with specimens that are time/temperature sensitive.
--- Performs daily temperature and humidity checks for room, refrigerators, freezers, incubators, and/or water baths.
--- Performs routine instrument maintenance following manufacturer's specifications (including startup and shut down) and documents appropriately.
--- Corrects basic instrument malfunctions and documents them. Communicates instrumentation status to appropriate staff members and notifies vendor to schedule service calls.
--- Performs instrument calibrations following manufacturer's specifications.
--- Utilizes standard quality control practices in decision making to ensure reliable testing and proper regulatory compliance.
--- Performs proficiency testing in a manner and time frame that is consistent with good laboratory practice. Receives > =80% on all graded proficiencies.
--- Performs and approves specimen testing using sound judgment and evaluation. Releases results in accordance with departmental policy.
--- Performs Stat and routine orders within established time frames.
--- Communicates and logs critical values according to SOP.
--- Monitors inventory levels, prepares order, and has supervisor sign off on order. Anticipate shortages and prepares for absence during vacation or days off.
--- Demonstrates competence by utilizing LIS for all applicable functions to perform job duties, including downtime procedures.
--- Maintains laboratory area in an orderly fashion, free of unnecessary clutter. Keeps area stocked with supplies.
--- Takes appropriate action to resolve issues regarding problem specimens/orders.
--- Adapts work schedule to meet emergency staffing needs.
--- Plates specimens as they arrive in the laboratory according to culture type and site.
--- Demonstrates knowledge of correct incubation requirements of each culture (i.e. CO2/non-CO2). Monitors temperature and CO2 level of CO2 incubators.
--- Demonstrates competency in reading various plates at 24/48/72 hours of incubation and the entering of results in LIS.
--- Demonstrates competency in reading of gram stains.
--- Demonstrates competency in performing serological testing, i.e. Strep Typing
--- Demonstrates competency in the setting up of ID and Sensitivity testing on the Vitek 2.
--- Demonstrates competency in the performance of various required confirmatory testing.
--- Demonstrates competency in performing manual Kirby Bauer sensitivity testing when needed.
--- Demonstrates competency in the performing of Microbiology Quality Control procedures for Organisms, reagents, Automation and manual kits.
General Job functions:
--- Processes monthly QC documents as requested by supervisor/ manager.
--- Performs staff training as requested by supervisor/manager.
--- Performs R&D evaluations for new laboratory testing to increase laboratory revenues.
--- Other job duties as required
Physical Job Requirements:
--- Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking).
--- Chemicals, Chemotherapy and Fumes
Exposure to infectious hazards, blood, body fluids, non intact skin, or tissue specimens
Contact with patients or patient specimens is possible
Unplanned or unexpected exposure
Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:
Associates degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
0-1 years experience. 2-4 years preferred.
HeartSaver or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.
Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
Ability to perform diversified duties within specified time limitations required.
Ability to organize, problem solve, set priorities, and use critical thinking skills required.
Strong customer service skills required.
Ability to be a team player required.
Basic medical laboratory skills required.
Knowledge of QA principles preferred.
Experience with Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail) preferred.
Experience with Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment preferred.
Experience with Medical Laboratory Instruments preferred.
Experience with Laboratory Computer Information System preferred.
Total Rewards at Summit Health CityMD
Our team members are essential to our mission to reshape healthcare through the power of connection. Summit Health highly values the critical role that health and wellness play in the lives of our team members and their families. We strive to provide a valuable suite of benefits, wellness programs, compensation, time off, and resources to support the wellbeing and personal needs of team members and their families at various stages of life and in their professional career. Collectively, we call these "Total Rewards".
Here at Summit Health, our total rewards include, but are not limited to:
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Career Opportunities at Summit Health and CityMD
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