Saint Barnabas Health Care System Medical Technologist-PD (days) in Jersey City, New Jersey
Medical Technologist-PD (days) Req #: 0000107668 Category: Laboratory and Medical Technologist Status: Per Diem Shift: Day Facility: Jersey City Medical Center Department: Lab JCMC Location: Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand Street, Jersey CIty, NJ 07302 You are in demand everywhere...but it pays to come here! If you want to work in a premier hospital that wins awards, nurtures people, and tirelessly strives to advance care, you ll find your match at Jersey City Medical Center. Our not-for-profit hospital, a proud member of RWJBarnabas Health, has been honored time and again for our strides in patient care and safety, and as the regional leader in specialties like cardiology, stroke, and trauma care. As our status and patient volume continue to grow, we are adding talent to our organization Among our many accolades, we have been designated 8 times the only A-Rated for Safety Hospital, awarded Magnet Recognition for superior nursing, named Best Regional Hospital by US News and World Report and ranked among the 100 best places to work in healthcare (nationally). Jersey City Medical Center is also ideally located in the vibrant Jersey City waterfront community overlooking the harbor, just 10 minutes from New York City, with a grand view of the Statue of Liberty. Job Description Medical technologists analyze samples of blood, tissue and body fluids to determine chemical content, cell count, drug levels or blood type; they may also search for specific microorganisms like bacteria or parasites. Preparing the samples for examination, using automated equipment and specialized instrumentation, performing numerous complicated tests simultaneously, and accurately interpreting the results are all part of a medical technologist's job. The Medical Technologists often work with infectious specimens. Infection control and sterilization protocols must be followed to minimize these hazards. Medical technologists can also expect to spend many hours standing in a laboratory. Hospital employees often work irregular hours or are on call for emergency situations.. Additional Requirements To qualify you must have Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical science, health related or medical technology from an accredited institution. ASCP preferred. 1 yr. experience working in a hospital setting laboratory preferred. Determines normal and abnormal components of body fluids by conducting chemical analyses of blood, urine, and spinal fluids. The Medical Technologist process and receives samples of blood, urine and body fluids. Performs and interprets clinical laboratory test, obtaining data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Analyzes blood cells by counting and identifying cells, using microscopic techniques and procedures. Prepares blood, plasma, and platelets for transfusions by conducting blood group, type, and compatibility tests. Ensures operation of analyzers and other laboratory equipment by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements and performs quality control; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. The Medical Technologist function independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records all data obtained in the computer and/or log book. Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. Conserves laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. Provides medical technology information by answering questions and requests. Prepares reports of technological findings by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Maintains inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols; following identification procedures. Adheres to all laboratory policies and procedures. Performs proficiency testing as required by CAP. Maintains patient confidence and protects the hospital by keeping information confidential. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. We are committed to High Reliability and consistent demonstration of our Safety Together behaviors and tools: S - Speak up for Safety A - Accurately communicate F - Focus on the task E - Exercise and accept a questioning attitude T - Thoughtfully interact Y - You and Me Together RWJBarnabas Health offers excellent-provided benefits which include: competitive compensation, comprehensive medical/dental benefits, 403 (B) savings plan, Flexible Spending Plans, PTO program, tuition reimbursement and so much more. Equal Employment Opportunity RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.