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Medical Laboratory Technician - Req 154



JOB TITLE:  Medical Laboratory Technician TEMP


JOB LOCATION:  NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL


Job TYPE: TEMPORARY; Duration of assignment approx. 90 days  


JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt


WHERE TO APPLY:  imssfl.com


 




 


 


Integrated Mission Support Services (IMSS) is seeking a qualified Medical Laboratory Technician for a short-term assignment to facilitate a surge of Occupational Medicine Certification Exams/Physicals.   


 


 


          Duties/Responsibilities:


 


This temporary position supports the Occupational Health program. Principal works areas are in the clinical laboratory, x-ray, and support to clinical operations


 


The employee performs duties to conduct a wide range of non-invasive and invasive tests including x-ray, blood draws, urine analysis and assist with ECG and pulmonary function tests to provide data relating to employee job fitness and status of emergency patients, working within the limits of standard or accepted practice. The main emphasis of the temporary position is drawing blood, significant phlebotomy experience is preferred. Taking x-rays of patients as directed by physicians, and provide data related to treatment or physical examinations.  Process x-rays using the clinic digital imaging system.


 


Based upon training and demonstrated competency, perform a wide range of non-invasive and invasive procedures including specimen collections (blood draws or venipuncture, urine, stool, or other body fluids), resting electrocardiograms, pulmonary function tests (spirometry), audiograms, Titmus and other vision testing. Perform urine dipstick analysis and recording.


 


Perform basic vital signs and patient intake, including pulse, blood pressure, respirations, temperature, height, weight, near and far visual acuities, estimated visual fields, whisper hearing test, and other anthropomorphic measurements. Calculate BMI or body fat % as needed.


 


Perform any required x-ray equipment maintenance and documentation routines to maintain quality control of results and operating safety of equipment.


 


Research patient x-ray history as appropriate.  Edit, distribute and file x-ray and laboratory reports.  Recognize abnormalities of laboratory or x-ray reports that should be reviewed by a physician.


 


Draw blood specimens from patients as required, to provide data related for treatment or physical examination.  Ensure proper collection and preparation of specimens and compliance with established procedures and instructions.


 


Analyze urine specimens from patients as required for emergency procedures.


 


Enter patient lab work data into computer system and track to ensure that results are returned and filed.


 


Perform pulmonary function testing, as required.  Instruct patients on the procedures explain results using standard profiles and provide education relating to habits and lifestyle changes, which may help to improve lung function or avoid disease.


 


Perform electrocardiograms as required, analyze results for abnormalities and submit results for review to physician.


 


Assist in maintaining the facilities and equipment in compliance with, and to support the maintenance of operational certifications i.e. JCAHO, CLIA, etc.


 


Conduct Stress testing under the direction of a physician. Maintain exercise equipment. Review chart history to determine the existence of limiting or disqualifying conditions. Prepare patients, monitor blood pressure and 12 lead ECG reading during exercise testing for performing stress test and take action as required by observable symptoms or results to stop testing and/or summon physician. Educate patients regarding cardiovascular health. Review test results for obvious abnormalities requiring referral to physician or possible treatment.  Experience and or certification in this area is highly desirable.


 


Perform calibration, sterilization and maintenance operations on pulmonary function testing equipment.


 


Assist physicians with physical examinations or treatment procedures as required.


 


Inventory, maintain, order and restock supplies for laboratory and x-ray functions.


 


Assist with health screening programs.


 


Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.


 


Perform other assigned departmental operations to maintain workflow.


 


Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition.  Ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.


 


Assist in active implementation of company initiatives to ensure compliance with OSHA VPP, ISO, JCAHO and other mandated regulatory or conformance regulations/standards.


 


 


 


Qualifications:


 


Education/Experience


 


Minimum education requirement is a high school diploma but AA degree preferred.


 


Experience in phlebotomy and clinical laboratory functions most important. Documented experience in the use of medical computers, software, and peripherals; pulmonary function analytical equipment; defibrillators; electro cardio monitoring equipment; x-ray machine and support equipment; sterilizer and related equipment; hazardous waste containment equipment, microscope, common clinical laboratory operating equipment; pneumatic BP monitor; stress testing machine.


 


Have the following license/certifications (or obtain within 6 months of employment):


  1. Blood drawing experience (Phlebotomy Certificate preferred)

  2. BLS – Basic Life Support Provider

  3. Basic x-ray license preferred but not required

  4. Ability to Performing EKGs and PFTs preferred but not required

     

     

     

    Working Conditions:

     

    Must thrive in a team atmosphere and effectively work with all levels of employees.  General office environment may require minor lifting and bending.

     

    Complies with all Company safety policies and site-specific safety procedures.  Participates in and supports the KEMCON safety program.  Ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.  Identifies potential hazards, concerns, and safety incidents and reports to supervisory personnel.

     

     

           We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

     

    IMSS is a drug-free workplace.