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Medical Technician (6107)

Category:  Miscellaneous
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jun 9, 2021
Req ID:  1588

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Medical Technician (6107) in the HR/Medical Services.    

OVERALL DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Lab Manager and/or supervisor, performs proper handling, reporting, documenting and testing related to programs concerned with substance abuse, body fluids testing and troubled employee referrals. Performs laboratory and related tests for pre-employment or evaluation of employees. Maintains records. Assists in dispensary as required. May direct employees of lesser classification.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs laboratory and other tests for intoxicants, drugs and controlled substances. Carries out testing (including collection of specimens) under detailed procedures which insure confidentiality, secures chain-of-custody, preserves integrity of specimens (blood, urine, saliva, breath, etc) and which are valid and reliable in accordance with current professional and industry standards. Administers, calibrates and maintains breathalyzer.
  2. Conducts close inspection of each specimen (blood, urine, saliva, etc.) in order to determine the specimen's warmth, color, and signs of contaminants. Notes unusual findings resulting from the inspection as required and includes on chain-of-custody form. Seals containers, ensures that specimen collection kit has been secured, properly labeled, and sealed in accordance with standard procedures. Ensures proper record keeping and paperwork are completed.
  3. Performs laboratory tests for pre-employment, FMCSA, F.R.A., R.R.D., examinations and as required by Authority physicians, such as: urinalysis, venipuncture, saliva, blood sugar analysis, serology, blood urea nitrogen, hemoglobin, HIV, hepatitis screen, etc. Operates, calibrates, and maintains all standards procedures. Ensures proper record keeping and paperwork are completed.
  4. Gathers information and prepares written reports of abnormal occurrences, i.e., shy breath/bladder refusals, etc. as spelled out in SEPTA and Federal regulations.
  5. As required: tests hearing by use of audiometer and related audiometry equipment; tests vision by use of charts and optical machinery; tests pulmonary functions utilizing spirometry equipment and calibrates equipment with calibrator. Takes readings; obtains predicted results from charts; calculates percentages based on actual readings and predicted results. Maintains records of same.
  6. Receives requests for first aid supplies; completes requests; sends to departments and satellite locations.
  7. Assists physician in medical evaluation including obtaining pre-employment information, case history, checking blood pressure, etc. As required, prepares patient for evaluation by removal of dressing, etc.; assists, as required, in redressing of affected area. Transmits physician's instructions to patient on care of affected area between visits. Performs electrocardiograms as required.
  8. Performs Respirator Fit Testing and Spirometry (Pulmonary Function).
  9. Decodes Random Review List, calls supervisor to summon donors, maintains escort list.
  10. Performs off-site tests in hospitals, other SEPTA locations, and other companies.
  11. Directly observes urine collection as required.
  12. Cleans all lab areas, blood and urine spills, which complies with 29 CFR 1910.1039 OSHA regulations on blood borne pathogens.
  13. Maintains neat clean and professional appearance and manner at all times.
  14. Maintains all required profession licenses and certifications.
  15. Backfills Medical Office Assistant and/or Patient Services Technician as required.
  16. Provides testimony when required at hearings, arbitration, and court.
  17. Contacts Supervisor's (SAM) employees in a prompt manner to notify employee's of their random testing day.
  18. As required, may direct employees of lesser classification.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must be a certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
  • Must have completed an associate’s degree in a Medical or Science related field from an accredited institution or have equivalent experience.
  • Completion of 3-5 years outpatient experience is required.
  • Must have completed a minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience working in a doctor's office or clinical setting immediately prior to hire.
  • Must demonstrate computer literacy utilizing a PC.
  • Within six (6) months, obtain certification both as audiometric and spirometry technician as well as certification to operate breath analyzer.
  • Knowledge of general medical office procedures.
  • Completion of CPR.
  • Must become familiar with Authority's and departmental policies.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia