PIONEER MEDICAL CENTER
Big Timber, Montana
SUBJECT: Lab and Imaging Technician Job Description
DEPARTMENT: Laboratory and Imaging
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 18, 2019
REVISED: April 18, 2019
JOB TITLE: LABORATORY AND IMAGING TECHNICIAN
REPORTS TO: EVALUATE
LABORATORY/IMAGING MANAGER NONE
PURPOSE/ DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Under the general supervision of the Lab/Imaging Manager, performs all diagnostic test/exams ordered by providers within the scope of facility capabilities and according to departmental policies and procedures. To ensure the technician is capable of preforming routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment and making value judgements related to validity of patient and control results.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Basic knowledge of medical science commensurate with technical level of pertinent
department (i.e., physics and anatomy for x-ray, chemistry and hematology for lab, etc.)
2. Confidentiality requirements.
3. Medical terminology and use of ICD-10 and CPT coding.
4. Knowledge of state and federal regulations on an ongoing basis.
1. Multi-tasking and time management.
2. Troubleshooting, calibration, maintenance and repair of equipment.
3. Implementing and performing all standard testing methodologies commensurate with
proper instrumentation use.
4. Verifying the validity of patient results through evaluation of quality control.
5. Specimen collection, including patient preparation, labeling, handling, preserving and
processing, transporting and storing specimens as well as performing each test method.
6. Working knowledge of reagent stability and storage and implementation of QC policies
and procedures in both lab and x-ray.
1. Make independent judgements regarding the clinical significance and reliability of lab-
oratory data and/or radiology information as well as effectively communicate the
information to providers.
2. Correlate and interpret data based upon knowledge of physiological and other conditions
affecting the test results and images.
3 Endure prolonged periods of standing and bending while performing and collecting tests
Endure prolonged periods of standing and bending while performing imaging.
4. Stoop to reach under cabinets and stretch to reach items on shelving which may be bulky
and heavy items (up to 50 lbs.)as well as when moving patients for imaging.
5. Work independently.
6. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
7. Work at multi-tasking with frequent interruptions.
8. React professionally when dealing with difficult patient and emergency situations
9. Follow all proper safety precautions as this work involves frequent exposure to blood and
other potentially infectious materials as well as caustic, poisonous and flammable
chemicals, reagents dye and stain. Follow all proper safety precautions as this work
involves possible exposure to radiation.
COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:
Failure to properly perform sometimes multi step procedures in acquiring diagnostic data in this job can very negatively impact patient disease outcome, perhaps even mortality.
laboratory science and radiological imaging respectively.
Required to work varying shifts, weekends and holidays and share on call responsibilities. Be able to complete management responsibilities in a timely fashion in the midst of other work responsibilities.
Category I: This job involves regular exposure to, handling, transporting and testing of blood, body fluids and tissues which are potentially infectious materials. This job involves working with possible exposure to radiation.