Clinical Lab Technologist
Catskill Regional Medical Center
 Harris, NY

Overview

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (now known as Garnet Health) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center, Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional and Orange Medical Groups and Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System's three hospital campuses (Catskill Regional Medical Center - Harris, Catskill Regional Medical Center - Callicoon and Orange Regional Medical Center) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 606 licensed inpatient beds
  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Ambulatory surgery services
  • Skilled nursing units
  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Birthing centers
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Primary and family care practices
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
  • Diabetes program
  • Wound care
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Hospitalist services
  • Rape intervention and support services
  • Community screenings and support groups

Responsibilities

A professional who, under the direction of the section supervisor, performs highly technical work with requires exercise of independent judgment and responsibility involving performance of wide variety of routine tests and specialized chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic test on a professional level to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Recognizes problems and/or the potential for problems within the assigned section regarding instruments, computers and inventory. Displays sound, supportive and independent, judgement in resolving issues in the absence of a Supervisor.

Qualifications

Education:BS Degree in Medical Technology or related science. NYSED Clinical Laboratory Technologist License.Education acceptable by NYSED for a Clinical Laboratory Technologist license. Minimum Experience:Two years of clinical laboratory experience preferred

Required License/Certification:ASCP certification preferredNYS Technologist license or eligible required. If not licensed, NYS Permit required within two months of hire, NYS Technologist license required within one year of Permit issuance. Trainee's without a Permit may observe, read procedures and learn processes in each section of the laboratory. They may not under any circumstances verify any testing on patients. They may be used for specimen processing, send outs and phlebotomy. Once a Permit has been obtained, candidate may verify tests in areas that competency has been completed.

Physical Demands: Position will primarily be light work requiring lifting up to 25 pounds with occasional lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds Occasional bending, twisting, stooping, kneeling and reaching is required. Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word is required. Walking, sitting and standing, most of the day. Visual acuity and color discrimination is required. Ability to communicate effectively and to comprehend conversation. Must have manual dexterity and hand-to-eye coordination to handle and manipulate instruments, slides, test tubes and other laboratory equipment Capable of working long hours at varied times during the day or night. Alertness required during all phases

Working Environment:Will have frequent exposure to blood, body substances, infectious materials, chemical hazards, vibration, radiation, slippery surfaces, or noise that may result from performance of duties.

Employees Supervised: MLT and phlebotomist

Degree of Supervision Required:Minimal. Must be able to work independently