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  • Medical Lab Technician I

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Evenings, Holidays, Nights, To Be Determined, Weekends
    General Lab
  • Overview

    The Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Scientist is part of the provider care team who helps with diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patient conditions through the use of technical and scientific knowledge. This position is responsible for accurate, precise, and timely performance of laboratory tests. Evaluate and report test results while assuring compliance and meeting all regulatory requirements consistent with the quality of a World Class Laboratory. Required to exhibit excellent customer service skills in line with Mercy Signature Service in all internal and external customer interactions.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Financial Performance:
    Demonstrates stewardship of resources in regards to inventory, time management, and meeting productivity standards.

    Operational Effectiveness:
    Performs the full range of testing and reporting according to department policies and procedures as required
    Accurately performs and records quality control, calibration, and instrument maintenance
    Organizes, prioritizes and completes work to achieve defined turnaround times and expectations
    Troubleshoots and resolves problems or unexpected test results, in a timely manner
    Documents and communicate to appropriate stakeholders
    Completes incidence reports as necessary
    Participates in maintaining current department policies and procedures
    Communicates professionally and effectively with co-workers, other healthcare professionals, vendors and the public
    Demonstrates appropriate use of information systems (HIS, LIS, software, internet, etc.)
    Performs the acquisition, labeling, and transfer of all required types of specimens for laboratory testing: utilizing accurate, effective, professional, and confidential accepted methodologies as required
    Performs all tasks associated with processing, transfer and referral of required laboratory specimens in accordance with applicable regulatory standards and departmental policies as required

    Workplace Excellence:
    Complies with laboratory management requests to meet staffing plans and department needs
    Demonstrates initiative to assist the laboratory in all areas
    Works collaboratively with all co-workers to accomplish laboratory, department, or hospital goals
    Attends departmental, laboratory and hospital meetings as required
    Participates in the training and education of others as requested
    Monitors and helps maintain inventory of reagents and supplies

    Reviews and evaluates quality control in accordance with quality plan
    Documents findings and implements corrective action
    Demonstrates and documents competency in areas of assigned responsibility
    Reviews, evaluates and correlates laboratory results before releasing and reporting according to policies and procedures
    Communicates and documents critical information according to policies and procedures
    Recognizes, identifies and engages in opportunities for process improvement
    Ensures quality and integrity of specimens prior to testing
    Participates in proficiency testing
    Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements
    Complies with all hospital and laboratory policies and procedures
    Complies with all accreditation standards
    Participates in collection of process improvement data
    Demonstrates less than 3 errors, resulting in chart revision, in a continuous 12 month period

    Continuing Education: Completes mandatory courses on time
    Other developmental opportunities:
    -Accumulates a minimum of 12 CEU per year
                   Accepted CEU:
                   1.Educational programs such webinars, on-line education, conferences, classes, etc.
    -Programs must be related to medical laboratory science or provide education acceptable for acquisition of a position available at the hospital
    -A certificate of attendance or other documentation of completion is required

    Must be approved by laboratory management prior to commencement.
    Laboratory management will determine CEU award.


    Education: Associates degree or at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a college/university accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency and successful completion of a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program within the last year.

    Preferred Education: Associates degree accepted. Bachelors degree preferred
    Certifications: One year experience as LST IV /CSTII and an associate degree Or Associate degree in a major that meets an accreditation agency’s requirements and one year experience. MLT (ASCP) or equivalent certification or certification eligible with certification obtained within six (6) months of hire date.

    Medical Technologist III: Additionally this position functions as the Lead Technologist in the absence of the Dept Supervisor. Leads projects or is on committees within the Hospital. Functions as the primary go-to position for instrument, process, test menu or other. Participates as an inspection team member as required.

    MLT III: Requires 3 years or more experience in a medical laboratory, with current ASCP or equivalent certification. Participates in projects or is on committees within the Hospital. Functions as a go-to position for instrument, process, test menu or other. Participates as an inspection team member as required

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