Medical Laboratory Technician / Medical Technologist
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 9528
BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Performs test procedures in all departments of the laboratory: blood bank, coagulation, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, special procedures, urinalysis, etc. Follows all laboratory and hospital policies and procedures related to testing, specimen collections, quality control, result verifications, reporting procedures, infection control, maintenance, lab and public safety, etc. Performs other duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS A A Minimum Education
Graduate from accredited college offering a NCCLS approved Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist program, or one year of specialized training in a certified school acceptable to the Tennessee Department of Health.
A A Minimum Work Experience
2 years related laboratory experience preferred.
A A Required Licenses/Certifications for position
MLT or MT by the State of Tennessee Division of Health Related Boards required
Certification byeither ASCP, AMT, or ABB required; ASCP certification is preferred.
A A Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Basic knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and techniques of medical technology.
Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Is able to multitask, handle stress appropriately, and work in a fast-paced environment.
Works well with others and consistently displays a courteous, professional attitude in all situations.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Medium lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-20 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 100 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.