Diagnostic Tech 1 (per Diem)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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* Draws blood and obtains other specimens and transports specimens to the Laboratory.

* Introduces self and positively identifies the patient prior to specimen collection.

* Instructs patients on proper specimen collection procedures.

* Performs non-invasive cardiology testing (EKGs, Holter Monitors, and Stress Tests) according to department policy and procedure.

* Ensures that all applicable required Lab forms are obtained at the time of service.

* Researches unusual test requests using available resources, including but not limited to the specimen collection manual.

* Documents necessary information in both hospital information systems or on department log sheets for test interpretation by ordering provider or for regulatory requirements.

* Completes Cardiac Test ordering and billing information as required.

* Informs co-workers, medical / clinical staff, laboratory staff, and/or Supervisor regarding changes in patient orders, test requirements, and workflow or technical issues.

* Wears appropriate PPE per department and hospital policy and procedure.

* Assists with the collection and transportation of blood and other applicable clinical specimens. Provides assistance to nursing units regarding specimen collection and test requirements.

* Trains, orients, and mentors other staff members and clinical students under the direction of the Department Supervisor.

* Makes recommendations for improvements in quality and/or efficiency to the Department Supervisor and assists with the collection of data for quality assurance purposes.

* Handles and resolves specimen collection problems and initiates service recovery as needed. Informs Department Supervisor, if necessary, for resolution.

* Demonstrates the ability to maintain harmonious and cooperative relations with patients, visitors, medical / clinical staff, and co-workers and serves effectively as part of the departmental team in order to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency in performing a professional service to patients.

* Practices efficient and economical use of laboratory supplies; checks inventory, discards any expired items, orders supplies, and restocks upon arrival. Stocks the draw room and carts on a daily basis. Informs the Department Supervisor of any supply related issues.

* Participates in department staff meetings and attends all mandatory programs / meetings.

* Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, trade journals, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends in the field of expertise.

* Responsible for maintaining testing areas and other work areas in a clean, sanitary condition for the safety of patients, visitors, and staff.

* Performs other work-related duties and activities assigned or requested by management.

Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Hospital's commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.

Grade S8 / Job Code 7053

* Ability to read, write, and communicate in English

* High School Graduate or GED

* Successful passage of a Medical Terminology course or successful passage of the CCH Medical Terminology challenge exam.

* Good organizational and multi-tasking skills.

* Ability to work independently and to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

* BLS certification required.

* Acute care hospital experience preferred.

* PBT (ASCP) Certification Eligible [as defined by ASCP].

Grade S8A / Job Code 7054

* All qualifications of S8 position

* Certification in either EKG or Phlebotomy.

Grade S9 / Job Code 7133

* All qualifications of S8 position and certification in both EKG and Phlebotomy.

Associated topics: antibody, biomedical, biopharma, cytometry, health, immunoassay, immunology, microbiological, pharmacology, therapy

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