Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Technologist - Microbiology Lab - Mercy Medical Center - PT.5 WEP (Days) in DES MOINES, Iowa
Medical Technologist - Microbiology Lab - Mercy Medical Center - PT.5 WEP (Days)
GENERAL SUMMARY :
tests and procedures in assigned sections, including those which require
exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimum
supervision. Independently performs
qualitative and quantitative tests, following established guidelines and
predetermined criteria. Identifies problems
that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge,
critical thinking skills, and judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them. May be assigned to assume the duties of a
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Performscomplex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment ofdisease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children,adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expectedresults; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
Analyzesquality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takesappropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision.
Assistsand supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.Utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards.
Performspreventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation andequipment.
Worksindependently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records.
Performsnew instrument or procedure implementation and training.
Trainsnew employees and acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students.
Operateslaboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-relatedcomputer software.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :
Serveson hospital and laboratory committees as requested by supervisor/manager.
Performssupervisory functions as delegated by supervisor/manager.
Acts as technical resource for the client services andspecimen processing areas.
Providesassistance to other laboratory team members.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
Bachelor'sdegree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
One-year clinicalinternship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science(NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approvedalternate career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.
Certification in oneof the following:
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or MedicalTechnologist (MT) by the American Societyof Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
MedicalTechnologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)
MedicalTechnologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
Aperson may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the educational requirementsand is eligible for the certification exam. The exam must be successfullycompleted within six (6) months of hire.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
Demonstrates acommitment to service, organization values and professionalism throughappropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
Adheres to andexhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintainsconfidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times
Adheres toorganizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines
Workscollaboratively and supports efforts of team members
Demonstratesexceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians,patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community
CatholicHealth Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Days
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 40
Weekends Required Every
Req ID: 2017-R0106240