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Full Time-Medical Technologist II

Full Time-Medical Technologist II

Requisition ID 
2017-748767
Category 
Laboratory
Position Type 
Full Time
Shift(s) 
Evenings, Holidays, Weekends
Department 
Microbiology
Location 
US-MO-Saint Louis

More information about this job

Overview

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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Overview:


Performs and interprets analysis on patient specimens through the use of complex laboratory techniques. Provides medical staff with information to aid in patient diagnosis.

 

Responsibilities:


Safety/Risk Management

a. Complies with Infection Control guidelines.
b. Adheres to chemical hygiene policies.
c. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure.
d. Adheres to hospital wide and department specific safety regulations.
e. Writes Specimen Problem Reports and Variance reports as necessary.
f. Creates a safe and clean work environment.

Coordination of Services

a. Orders reagents, supplies and instrument consumables in a timely manner to insure continuous service.
b. Coordinates services and resources with laboratory and non-laboratory personnel (i.e., unlabeled/mislabeled specimens, supplies).
c. Coordinates completion of training (i.e., blitz, new employee).
d. Acts as a resource for laboratory and non-laboratory personnel.
e. Stocks area for next shift and alerts appropriate personnel when reagents or supplies are low.
f. Receives, labels, and stores supplies accurately and in a timely manner.

Primary Aspects of the Job

a. Acts as a resource for an instrument, procedure or area specialty.
b. Researches and develops new procedures.
c. Reviews and revises technical and/or operational procedures.
d. Demonstrates proper time management skills and priority setting.
e. Performs routine and special tests on biological and environmental materials using automated equipment
or manual methods following established laboratory and testing procedures.
f. Performs tests accurately and cost effectively.
g. Collects and/or assists with collection of patient specimens.
h. Evaluates specimen acceptability.
i. Prepares specimens for transportation to other clinical laboratories for testing.
j. Verifies completion of work requested..
k. Interprets and reports results by observation or calculations.
l. Accurately records results on worksheets, logs, or in the computer. Interprets test findings and understands test method limitations.
m. Recognizes critical values and abnormal results and notifies appropriate personnel.
n. Evaluates, correlates and interprets the clinical significance of test data.
o. Identifies and insures complete resolution of problems related to test data.
p. Performs quality control and equipment maintenance.
--Evaluates accuracy of test results and proper functioning of instruments and reagents through the
use of established quality control program.
--Maintains proper quality control records.
--Documents corrective action for quality control program.
--Maintains laboratory instruments by use of preventive maintenance procedures.
--Performs troubleshooting on equipment and supplies.
q. Creates and utilizes work-aid documents correctly and in a timely manner (i.e., pending logs, Excel spread sheets, logs, etc).
r. Participates in method evaluation and/or research and development.

Communication Management

a. Handles inquiries regarding procedures, test results and their interpretation.
b. Communicates test results appropriately, accurately and in a timely manner and documents communication as required.
c. Remains current with departmental meeting minutes and other required reading.
d. Educates MT/MLT students.
e. Trains co-workers and non-laboratory personnel.

Technology

a. Reports instrument malfunctions and performs minor repairs.
b. Calls service representative or technical hot-line as necessary.
c. Maintains a working knowledge of laboratory computer functions to insure accurate data management.
d. Maintains a working knowledge of the hospital computer functions to include charges and credits.
e. Maintains a working knowledge of personal computer functions as required.
f. Attends in-service training on new equipment and procedures.

Qualifications:

Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

 

Education: Bachelor's degree plus specialized training or internship required in medical technology
Certifications: CLS (ASCP)

 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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