Catholic Health Initiatives Lead Med Technologist (Microbiology) *$2,500 Sign On Bonus* in HOUSTON, Texas

**Lead Med Technologist (Microbiology)

  • $2,500 Sign On Bonus*



Accurately analyzes and reports all tests ordered by the medical staff in a timely manner to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Leads others by assisting and guiding staff in decision-making, and taking on other additional responsibility. Coordinates patient flow and the activities of the Laboratory Department. Responsible for proper maintenance of equipment, accreditation, and Departmental Performance Improvement. Responsible for organizing work load as assigned. Displays professional, safe conduct in all interactions. Maintains positive working relationships with staff, other departments, physicians and peers. Displays conduct in support of CHI St. Luke’s Health System Mission & Vision.


  1. Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.

  2. Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.

  3. Customer Focus – lives organizational and departmental service standards.

  4. Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed.

  5. Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.

  6. Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.

  7. Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter.

  8. Adheres to Policy – follows CHI St. Luke’s Health System rules, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  9. Interpersonal Relationships – cooperates, communicates and works well with others.

  10. Professionalism – represents CHI St. Luke’s Health System positively in actions and appearance.

  11. Performs and results test procedures on patient specimens adhering to the Section’s Standard Operating Procedures to ensure accurate, timely reporting.

  12. Ensures that major automated equipment is operational by performing required maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting procedures.

  13. Performs required Quality Control procedures and Maintains records to ensure tests are being performed within control limits.

  14. Assists in evaluation of new procedures and equipment to provide the physician with the most current laboratory technology.

  15. Promotes department-based goals and contributes to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

  16. Promotes and assist in providing opportunities for continuing education and/or teaching, training according to the Section Performance Standards to enhance technical skills.

  17. Responsible for inventory of supplies.

  18. Establishes/maintains effective and respectful communication in all collaborative relationships.Promotes department-based goals and contributes to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

  19. Rotates weekend/call responsibilities in a professional and accountable fashion if applicable.

  20. Performs duties in accordance with that of hospital policies and procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  21. Accountable for maintaining required certifications.

  22. Performs other duties as assigned.



Education and Licensure


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or Life Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Immunology, Microbiology, etc.

  • ASCP Certification as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist or as a Specialist

Minimum Experience

  • Five (5) years in a large hospital environment

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others

  • Critical thinking skills

Physical Requirements


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0165004

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.