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Requisition Number 18-0396
Post Date 10/10/2018
Title Medical Technologist/Medical Lab Technician
Location Central Lab
City Knoxville
State TN

About Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization with more than 300 providers at 60 practice locations in 14 counties. Summit also consists of four diagnostic centers, mobile diagnostic services, eight physical therapy centers, three express clinics, central laboratory and sleep services center. Summit provides healthcare services to more than 260,000 patients, averaging over one million encounters annually. For more information, visit www.summitmedical.com 

In addition to our commitment to the health of our community, our organization is also committed to the health of our employees through our employee Wellness Program.  Employees receive a discounted monthly insurance premium if they actively participate in the wellness program. Furthermore, Summit Medical Group hires only non-tobacco users. Pre-employment drug testing will include testing for nicotine, and only candidates who pass the drug test will be considered eligible for employment.


About Our Career Opportunity

Summit Central Lab, a division of Summit Medical Group, is seeking a Medical Technologist/MT or Medical Lab Tech/MLT, to join our team. This is a full time opportunity, working second shift, M-F, 4:30pm-1am. No weekends or holidays.


Responsibilities: (List does not include all duties assigned)

  • Adheres to established policies and procedures, including OSHA and CLIA, and company established protocols.
  • Executes and documents quality control checks on lab equipment: Records and initials open and/or in-use dates on all controls, reagents, calibrators, kits, etc., and strives to use the oldest dated materials first.
  • Participates in proficiency testing on a rotational basis and assures that PT samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples. Records PT results on worksheet and delivers to team leader or operations manager along with instrument printouts.
  • Prepares and uses proper controls and standards for all tests performed, records data, recognizes out-of-range results, shifts and trends. Implements and documents corrective action when indicated.
  • Troubleshoots most equipment malfunctions, performs and documents scheduled and unscheduled equipment maintenance.
  • Performs lab tests in a timely manner, records results properly, maintains lab copy or logs results in appropriate log book or file. Confirms and verifies results through knowledge of techniques, principles and instruments.
  • Recognizes problems (technical, instrumental, and / or physiological) during result review. Can identify the cause and develop solutions for resolution.
  • Correlates and interprets data based on knowledge of physiological conditions affecting test results. Assesses plausibility of laboratory results through correlation of data.
  • Correctly calculates results of tests performed if necessary.
  • Assists with performing comparison studies of precision, accuracy, linearity, etc. on new or existing procedures
  • Consistently displays attention to detail, thus reducing careless errors, tests missed, results reported on wrong patients, etc.
  • Assists with orientation and training of new or less skilled laboratory personnel.
  • Notifies team leader or technical supervisor when supplies are low. Discards expired reagents, controls, etc. Rotates stock while putting up new stock.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of LIS and processes samples, registers new patients, etc into the system with minimal errors.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work station and communicates to co-workers remaining work to be done or outstanding issues before leaving for the day.
  • Interacts in an open and cooperative manner with supervisors, co-workers, physicians, and public to create a positive work environment.
  • Adheres to all appropriate aspects of the corporate compliance program.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Performs related work as assigned

EDUCATION: Bachelor degree in Medical Technology or equivalent preferred.


EXPERIENCE: One year of clinical laboratory experience preferred.


CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: (Tennessee) Medical Technologist General or Supervisor General license required, ASCP certification preferred.



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