Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.
We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.
The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.
Provideaccurate, timely, and cost effective testing of patient samples to aid in thediagnosis and treatment of disease in compliance and harmony with the qualitymanagement system.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Determine normal and abnormal components of blood and body fluids by conducting chemical analyses of blood, urine, and other body fluids.
- Analyze blood cells by counting and identifying cells, using both automated and microscopic techniques and procedures
- Prepare blood, plasma and platelets for transfusion by conducting blood group, type and compatibility tests. Select and issue appropriate products for transfusion.
- Ensure operation of analyzers and other laboratory equipment by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. May be a key analyzer operator with proper training and documentation of skills.
- Conserve laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
- Accurately complete records and reports and other statistical information for master files or databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, specimen, and identification, requisition, reporting, charting , and billing procedures
- Perform testing in accordance with standard operating procedures, manufacturer’s instructions, and regulatory requirements.
- Assist Senior Technologists with orientation and training of new staff
- Maintain a positive working relationship with the medical staff and hospital personnel. Uses positive interpersonal skills to educate/support lab customers and promote success of team members. Uses clear and concise verbal and written communication with staff and the public. Acts independently on supervisor’s direction and accepts responsibility of the adopted policy and procedures of the hospital and laboratory. Works different shifts as required.
- Participates in QC/QI of area of specialty and Lab Indicators. Does not report patient results unless quality control data are within accepted parameters. Recognizes out of control values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes.
- Assume responsibility to resolve problems. Investigates and resolves technical problems, consults supervisor if resolution involves policy or procedure modification. Identifies real or potential situations or equipment failure, attempts to resolve within area of specialty or knowledge and refers complex issues to appropriate source.
- Platingall types of specimen sources, gram stains, and performing various rapidantigen tests.
Qualifications and Skills
- Education: Must meet New York State Department of EducationRequirements for Clinical Laboratory Technologist, which stipulates aBachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from a school approved byNYSED.
- Experience: experience in a hospitalbased clinical laboratory is preferred but not required
- Licensure: Must be licensed as aClinical Laboratory Technologist by New York State Department of Education.