Mercy Health

  • Medical Technologist - Student Application Mercy Joplin

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    Core Lab
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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.


    The MLS Student Tech works under the general supervision of the Medical Technologist--Lead and/or Laboratory Director, and assists the physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders and in evaluating patient recovery, by performing, analyzing and documenting a variety of microscopic, bacteriologic and/or chemical diagnostic laboratory tests; conducts advanced tests specific to a particular laboratory section, i.e. Hematology, Chemistry, Blood Bank, Microbiology, etc.; performs incidental specimen procurement, preparation and processing.


    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Leadership: Identifies opportunities to improve patient care delivery. Enhances the learning opportunities to other staff and effectively contributes to the orientation of team members and students. Processes and collects data for performance improvement and monitoring outcomes.

    Documentation: Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards. Meets all regulatory and accreditation requirements.

    Expert Support: Prepares and sets up equipment, testing compounds and the work area in support of clinical laboratory activities. Prioritizes and completes tasks according to urgency within acceptable response times.
    Identifies and matches samples with accompanying orders to ensure accuracy of recording and reporting. Collects and/or screens specimens to be used in performing tests, verifying that samples match accompanying orders and that accession numbers correspond to orders. Performs chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic and/or other medical lab tests and examinations using standard techniques and equipment as specified in procedure manuals.



    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: Post-secondary (undergraduate).
    Licensure: N/A
    Experience: Six months experience as a medical technology student.
    Certifications: N/A
    Other: Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as analytical and mathematical ability required to analyze and interpret test results, noting abnormatlities and contradictory results, including determination of casualty. Ability to operate various equipment and computers in a clinical lab environment.


    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, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    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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