A Medical Technologist, also sometimes known as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, performs clinical laboratory testing on bodily fluids and tissues, including urine, blood, cervical spinal fluid, and all types of bodily tissue samples in order to assist with diagnosis and treatment.
Core tasks and responsibilities of a Medical Technologist include:
- Performing tests of varying complexity in accordance with all state, federal, and other applicable regulations
- Reports and interprets test results
- Processing specimens and logs requisitions as needed
- Performing quality control testing
- Maintains automated chemistry, hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis instrumentation as required
- Working with physicians to analyze results and conduct difficult, non-routine tests
- Consult with medical laboratory technicians and phlebotomists as required
- Assist in orienting and mentoring new staff members
- Compliance with all applicable legal requirements, standards, and procedures
- Most entry-level positions will require a Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology, or a related field like biology or chemistry
- Some positions may accept an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, or experience as a replacement for a Bachelor’s degree
- A valid Medical Technology License in your state of residence
- Ability to communicate effectively through written and oral means
- Be able to establish and build cooperative working relationships with coworkers
The Licensed Practical Nurse, or LPN, provides patients with the essential care they need during their stay in a hospital. LPNs also assist Registered Nurses and Doctors with maintaining records, facilitating efficient communication between different members of the care team, and helping patients’ families understand how to better care for their loved ones.
Core Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops and revises care plans under the guidance of a Registered Nurse
- Manages care plans by administering care or by supervising nursing duties that are delegated to nursing assistants
- Regularly checks patients’ vital signs following established company policies or at the LPN’s discretion where needed
- Take measures to ensure patients’ comfort
- Create and maintain accurate records of care administered to patients
- Reporting significant findings or changes to the nurse in charge or physician
- Conduct daily rounds to ensure the standard of patient care
- Administering medications
- Collecting specimens for testing
- Maintaining a clean, safe, organized workspace
Education and Experience
- Some positions may require a college degree in nursing or a related field, or equivalent state certificate
- Some positions prefer previous experience working with a population being served in a nursing capacity
- A current LPN license in your state of residence
Exceptional written and oral communication skills are important – the LPN must be able to effectively communicate with team members, physicians, patients, and their families
The x-ray technician plays a pivotal role in the patient care process. They use top-of-the-line imaging technologies to map the inside of the human body, helping physicians to more accurately diagnose and treat a wide range of illness or injury.
As an x-ray technician, you would have the opportunity to work at the forefront of medical imaging technology, and take satisfaction in knowing that you are able to assist and support patients undergoing treatment.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Prepare patients for their radiological procedures
- Capture x-ray images following established protocols to ensure a high standard of patient care and safety
- Develop and process film
- Produce quality diagnostic images for physicians, while maintaining an acceptably low repeat rate
- Ensure imaging equipment stays in working order and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
- Log all completed radiological procedures
- Complete any associated paperwork accurately
- Assist in maintaining examination rooms
- Maintain stock of necessary office and radiological supplies
Education and Skills
- Positions require a high school diploma or equivalent
- Completion of a limited-scope/LMRT/NCT radiological course
- Have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology sufficient for x-ray testing
- Possess a strong knowledge of relevant radiology equipment
- Be able to quickly position patients correctly for their imaging tests
- Possess skill in identifying and solving equipment problems
A sleep technologist, also known as a polysomnographic technologist, is an allied health professional who works under the supervision of a licensed physician to provide testing and treatment for people suffering from sleep disorders. Sleep technologists work directly with patients to administer non-invasive tests using a variety of technologies including electrodes, body temperature monitoring, pulse oximetry, respiratory monitoring, and closed-circuit television cameras.
In the United States, sleep technologists work in clinical settings located in hospitals, on university campuses, and sleep labs located in the community.
General Sleep Technologist Duties
The specific duties assigned to a sleep technologist varies with each specific sleep clinic and may include:
- Patient intake, including pre-testing interviews and identification verification
- Review patient history and verify physician’s orders
- Patient orientation and assessments
- Check and record patient vital signs, including blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and respiration rates
- Apply electrodes, leads, and sensors as required
- Fit positive airway pressure devices on patients
- Monitor and record test results in accordance with clinical standards
- Calibrate and maintain instruments used for sleep testing
- Score patient sleep testing results and complete medical reports
- Respond quickly to any medical emergencies within the sleep lab
Essential Skills For Sleep Technologists
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Computer literacy
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Ability to apply practice standards
- Strong interpersonal and patient care skills
- An aptitude for working with patients of all ages, including those with physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities
- Attention to detail
- Current CPR and basic life-saving certification
In the United States, sleep technologists need to have a combination of both post-secondary education, state licensing, and certification from a nationally-recognized organization. In general, sleep technologists hold a minimum of an associate degree with a specialization in sleep technology, although many sleep technologists choose to pursue graduate studies.
Sleep technologists work inside clinical settings, often working late in the evening or overnight. Sleep technologists must be able to perform the physical duties involved with the job which can require standing, lifting, bending, and stretching, as well as sitting for extended periods of time.
Sleep technologists have direct patient contact which can include skin-to-skin contact and exposure to infectious materials such as blood and saliva.
A Phlebotomist in the healthcare field enjoys a rewarding experience day in and day out. Phlebotomists handle everything related to the collection of blood in a clinical setting. Read on to learn more about the responsibilities and prerequisites associated with a career as a phlebotomist with Healthcare Support:
What Does a Phlebotomist Do?
A professional phlebotomist has a variety of different responsibilities to support the diagnostic and research pursuits of the clinic, including:
- Organize appointments and patients for blood draws
- Prepare blood containers with proper labels
- Educate patients about the process of blood transfusion
- Carry out blood draws through the process of venipuncture
- Carry out blood tests by pricking the patient’s finger, or in the case of infants, their heel
- Assist patients who may have negative reactions, whether mental or physical, to having a blood draw or transfusion
- Carry out orders from physicians regarding which tests to prepare blood samples for
- Identify, label, and track samples
- Inventory, clean, and oversee proper disposal of blood draw supplies like sharps and sanitary equipment
Training and Experience
Training, education, and experience needed to become a professional phlebotomist vary based on the employer in question. For more post positions, no clinical experience is necessary.
The education requirements involve a non-degree diploma or certification from an accredited program. Further certification with several healthcare certification groups are also considered under requirements in some cases:
- National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
- American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Preferred experience includes one or more years of experience in training or independent experience with the duties expected of a professional phlebotomist.
The average annual salary for a professional phlebotomist is around $32,000 a year, and the career market for the position is expected to grow in the foreseeable future.
Healthcare Support can offer a competitive pay and benefits package to applicants.
Are you an experienced and dedicated Patient Care Coordinator seeking a professional home to practice your skills? Advance your career and job satisfaction by joining a rapidly growing company through this available position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Patient Care Coordinators are instrumental in helping patients receive great care with the attention and follow-up they need for optimal healthcare experiences. This requires a flexible attitude, quick thinking and a caring disposition. Duties may vary from day-to-day and week-to-week, but can involve the following tasks and responsibilities:
- Manage patient care
- Patient screening
- Manage patient placement
- Communicate with nurses and physicians
- Meet with patients and family members to inform and educate
- Handle inbound calls and answer patient questions
- Connect with new patients via phone and email
- Coordinate with insurance carriers
- Process pharmacy orders and respond to inquiries and issues regarding said orders
- Review medication inventory
- Communicate with patients to determine and confirm their supply needs
- Arrange and coordinate provision of special equipment or therapy for at-home care
- Work with Human Resources
- Maintain files
- Patient case management tasks
- Provide referrals for continuing care
- Locate and provide community resources to patients and their family members
- Assist the care team with goal setting
- May need to offer assistance in locating funding options to patients for procedures/treatment
- Help with data collection
- Maintain patient confidentiality
- Related duties as needed
Experience and Education Required
- Associate’s Degree in healthcare administration or related area of study required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- Strong communication skills
- Compassionate nature
- Above average critical thinking skills
- One year or more working in a healthcare environment
- Experience with basic computer programs, such as MS Office
- Customer service experience in a medical setting, preferred
- Candidates with knowledge of / familiarity with outpatient therapy services, specialty pharmacies and medical supply companies desired
- Registered Nurses meet educational qualifications
Advantages of this Opportunity
- Competitive salary based on experience and education
- Team spirit and a positive work environment
- Benefits offered
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As a pharmacy coordinator, you are responsible for managing your staff and overseeing processes that ensure a positive patient outcome with minimal overhead and risk. Essentially, you are responsible for the day-to-day workings of your pharmacy. Pharmacy coordinators manage all of these things by working directly with staff, which includes both pharmacists and a pharmacy manager or pharmacy director.
Your job as a pharmacy coordinator includes providing pharmaceutical care, training and incorporating new personnel, taking care of scheduling, ensuring good customer service, helping to maintain compliance standards within the pharmacy, speak with physicians about patient medications, implement organizational procedures, keep staff pharmacists educated, and find areas where processes and programs can be improved. This may sound like a lot, but that’s what it takes to keep a pharmacy up and running.
Being a pharmacy coordinator requires certain skills. You must have strong communication skills to work with staff, as well as excellent analytical skills so you can analyze and improve upon organizational and operational procedures.
To work as a pharmacy coordinator in most cases, you will need to have a high school diploma or equivalent, a degree or certification as a pharmacy technician, and some amount of experience managing pharmacy operations. Depending on the pharmacy you’re applying at, you may be required to have some other type of pharmacy degree to become a pharmacy coordinator. This may include graduating from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education school or a pharmacy college. You will also be required to have a license in the state in which you are working as a pharmacy coordinator, and a Doctor of Pharmacy (or PharmD) degree is usually preferred by most pharmacies.
An administrative assistant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties include supporting managers and employees by assisting them with daily office needs and maintaining the organization’s general administrative activities.
To be successful in this position, an administrative assistant will:
- Answer and direct telephone calls
- Organize and schedule appointments
- Make travel and meeting arrangements
- Prepare reports and maintain appropriate filing systems
- Act as the initial point of contact for internal and external clients
- Provide information by answering questions and requests
- Work well in a team-oriented environment
Qualifications and Education
- High school diploma required
- Previous experience as an administrative assistant
- Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
- Familiarity with operating office equipment such as printers and fax machines
- Skilled in using Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Attention to detail
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
As an administrative assistant, you will be working closely with people, so professionalism is a must when assisting clients and employees, whether on the telephone or in person.
A non-clinical accounts receivable clerk is responsible for completing financial, administrative, and clerical services. Duties include ensuring daily operations are being performed accurately and efficiently, processing and monitoring incoming payments correctly, and verifying and posting receipts to secure revenue.
To be successful in this position, a non-clinical accounts receivable clerk will:
- Process accounting receivables and incoming payments according to proper financial policies and procedures
- Record cash, checks, and credit card statements to ensure customer payments are adequately posted
- Prepare bills receivable, invoices, and bank deposits
- Verify and enter transactions from lock box and local deposits to post revenue
- Follow pending deductions procedures by resolving deductions that are invalid or unauthorized
- Resolve collections by reviewing customer payment plans, payment history, lines of credit, and communicating with the collections department
- Help protect the organization’s value by keeping information secure and confidential
Qualifications and Education
- High school diploma required
- BS degree in finance, accounting, or business administration preferred
- At least 2+ years previous work experience as accounts receivable clerk
- Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness
- Strong attention to detail
- Proficient in English
- Solid data entry skills
- Experience in operating spreadsheets and accounting software (JDE or other full-scale ER software
The pharmacy item entry clerk works in all areas of prescription processing and fulfillment and helps support the pharmacist by entering prescriptions into the system, maintaining accurate customer records, verifying insurance benefits, and filling, receiving, and shipping orders.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Operates cash register and processes payment for purchase
- Prepares and packages finished products
- Counts stock and enters data into computer to maintain inventory records
- Performs register opening, closing, deposit procedures
- Maintains cleanliness, security, and organization of shipping and receiving area
- Checks in all delivered items to ensure merchandise type and count match
- Monitors all damaged or expired merchandise
- Follows proper pharmacy safety and security procedures and processes
- Reports all customer complaints to the pharmacist
- Works closely with pharmacy management and staff
- Interacts with patients, doctors, office staff, vendors, etc.
Education and Qualifications
- High School diploma or GED
- Good computer, communication, and math skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure to prioritize and manage workload
- Must be able to interact cohesively with colleagues in a team environment
- Excellent customer relations skills
- Must preserve confidentiality of patient information