Medical Lab Tech PRN

Laboratory - Clinical 262131
 Tullahoma, TN

Medical Lab Tech - PRN

Job Summary:

The Medical Laboratory Technician performs laboratory testing and related procedures necessary to generate accurate and timely patient reports.

Department Summary:

The Laboratory at Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton Hospital receives, processes, and finalizes specimens in many different arenas of patient care. We operate 24/7, receive specimens in the outpatient setting(Nursing homes, Home Health, Independent Providers, Fast Pace clinics and etc.) as well as taking care of our inpatients that are in the hospital and their laboratory testing needs.

The Laboratory technicians here at VTHH are involved in many work processes in the lab to ensure quality lab results for all our patients.

These many task include such things as receiving properly labeled specimens, quality control of instruments, which includes testing of quality control material to maintain proper instrument functionality, troubleshooting equipment that is not working correctly, verifying results prior to release to the patients chart, and calling critical results in a timely manner.

All the while, receiving specimens from the many different areas mentioned above.

It is helpful for the candidate to have knowledge of the following systems: Cerner, Softbank, Epic

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs general housekeeping duties to keep work areas safe from contamination and physical hazards
  • Continuous cooperation with co-workers and other hospital departments to ensure our customers are VERY SATISFIED
  • Performs instrument maintenance and troubleshooting activities in areas of demonstrated competency
  • Actively participates and supports co-workers participating in Community Cares initiatives
  • Works with students and other interested persons to promote the clinical laboratory profession
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude at all times
  • Performs daily quality control and maintenance activities in areas of demonstrated competency
  • Participates in Quality Assurance programs
  • Performs proficiency testing in areas of demonstrated competency
  • Reports critical values to appropriate physician or nursing service upon verification of result
  • Shows an awareness of how patient age and other factors can affect test results
  • Recognizes opportunities to learn from Medical Technologists and takes advantage of those opportunities
  • Participates in continuing education activities
  • Takes problem-solving initiative
  • Takes a pro-active approach to learning new procedures and/or laboratory areas, including LIS
  • Recognizes opportunities to reduce reagent waste and unnecessary test repeats
  • Manages inventory, time and workflow efficiently
  • Recognizes and reports Laboratory Compliance issues, including potential fraud, over- or under-billing for services performed, CPT coding changes or discrepancies, and questionable medical necessity

Position Shift:

  • Days (PRN)

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Vanderbilt Harton Hospital:

Our 135-bed facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and features an accredited Chest Pain Center.

Acquired by Vanderbilt Health in 2021, the hospital has served Tullahoma, Coffee County, and surrounding counties for more than 50 years. With more than 100 doctors and 500 hospital staff, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital delivers personalized, high-quality health care close to home, offering a comprehensive range of services in a modern, patient-friendly environment

Our goal is to create an exceptional experience for our patients and their families: keeping them safe, delivering evidence-based medicine, and treating them with kindness and respect.

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VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
  • Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
  • Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
  • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist (Within 6 months)

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • “Heavy Work“ category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.


  • Occasional :Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional :Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Frequent :Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Frequent :Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
  • Frequent :Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Frequent :Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Frequent :Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Frequent :Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Frequent :Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Frequent :Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Frequent :Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Frequent :Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.


  • Continuous :Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous :Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous :Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

Environmental Conditions

  • Frequent :Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.