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)




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

charge technologist.


  • 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.

  • Maintainssupply inventories.

  • Trainsnew employees and acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students.

  • Operateslaboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-relatedcomputer software.


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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


Job Laboratory


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 40

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2017-R0106240