CCH Job Opportunities

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Candler County Hospital, P.O. Box 597, 400 Cedar Street, Metter, GA 30439
Fax: 912-685-3905 Email: kanthony@candlercountyhospital.com


QUALIFIED CANDIDATES’ APPLICATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE APPROPRIATE MANAGER. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED FOR POSITIONS OTHER THAN THOSE POSTED WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Medical Laboratory Scientist Or Medical Laboratory Technician

Job Type
Fulltime
Category
Clinical
Laboratory
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Metter GA
Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this job description include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.
  • Performs requested pathological procedures under limited supervision and according to policies and procedures in a timely manner.
  • Conducts established quality control procedures on analytical tests, instruments, and other products.
  • Coordinates simultaneous tests with accuracy.
  • Maintains adequate supply levels and prepares evaluations on new products, supplies, and/or equipment as requested.
  • Inspects and maintains instruments and equipment in proper working order.
  • Maintains a neat and clean work environment.
  • Working with other hospital staff members to provide quality patient care and maintain a positive, professional working environment.
  • Provides for patients’/significant others’ or legal representative rights and safety & notifications; strives to manage situations in a manner to reduce risk while following legal, regulatory, federal and state standards.
  • Provides a safe environment by monitoring blood exposure of staff and patients; keeping free from hazards for patients and personnel.
  • Initiate, interpret and enforce Laboratory Services procedures and maintain and interpret hospital policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current competency by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Functions as a contributing team member & communicates effectively with all levels of people.
  • Promotes positive public relations to physicians, patients, visitors, other employees, and the community.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned in an efficient, effective and cost conscious manner, complying with all hospital policies, procedures, and regulations.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATION and EDUCATIONAL AND /OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Certification through ASCP, AMT, AAB, or another approved certifying organization required or must obtain within six months of hire.
  • Knowledge of chemistry, biology, mathematics, and specific clinical laboratory technology as well as ability to recognize abnormal test results and ability to operate laboratory computerized equipment at a level normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Medical Technology, BS in Clinical Laboratory Science.
  • Graduated from an accredited two-year medical laboratory technician program
  • Six to twelve months of job experience is preferred to acquire thorough knowledge of a variety of laboratory testing procedures, proper specimen handling, and to be able to perform more complex testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of hospital and health care practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to a Georgia Department of Human Services/Department of Community Health healthcare facility, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and DNV regulatory requirements
  • Ability to:
    • determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
    • work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
    • manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
    • maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
    • complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
    • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing/electronically
    • handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
  • Provide excellent customer service skills and basic computer skills required
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills, initiative, integrity, flexibility, adaptability, and must be a team player

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

May be exposed to patient elements, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking, sitting, bending/twisting, kneeling/squatting, reaching, climbing and should be able to lift 25 or more pounds using proper lifting techniques. Rapidly changing and stressful environment. Ability to communicate with various levels of people. Possible exposure to communicable and infectious disease and hazardous materials. Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (accidents, injuries and illness). Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. Subject to many interruptions. Occasional pressure due to multiple tasks and inquiries.

 

The information in this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and requirements for the performance of this job.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

CCH is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.