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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Company: Stormont Vail Health
Location: Topeka
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) is responsible for receiving specimens, confirming physician orders, obtaining the necessary information for testing specimens, preparing the specimens for testing and preparing specimens to be forwarded to other laboratories (reference laboratories). The MLS/MT acts as a resource person for inpatient caregivers, clinic caregivers and outreach accounts with regards to solving problems, answering questions and giving technical support. The MLS/MT assists the Outreach Account representative to establish positive relationships with outreach accounts. The MLS/MT performs bench testing in one or more areas of the laboratory to obtain data to be used in diagnosis and treatment of disease. The MLS/MT assists in and/or instructs other personnel and medical technologist interns.
Education Qualifications of MLS/MT
* Bachelor's Degree Medical technology, biology, chemistry or a related field. MLS(ASCP), MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA), MT(AMT) or equivalent registry or registry-eligible. Required or
* Single discipline technologist certification may be considered depending on the position: Microbiology M (ASCP), Hematology H (ASCP), Chemistry C (ASCP), and Molecular Biology MB (ASCP). Single discipline specialist certification may be considered depending on the position: Blood Banking SBB (ASCP), Chemistry SC (ASCP), Hematology SH (ASCP), and Microbiology SM (ASCP). Required Experience Qualifications of MLS/MT
* 1 year Experience performing specimen collecting or testing. Preferred Skills and Abilities of MLS/MT
* Follows departmental procedure manual instructions in the event a quality control sample falls out of acceptable limits.
* Uses a pleasant and professional manner. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with patients, customers, staff, and others using a courteous and caring attitude.
* Interacts with colleagues in a way that promotes a harmonious and cooperative working environment.
* Periodically reviews applicable journal material.
* Follows all applicable OSHA guidelines. Follows all hospital and departmental safety procedures.
* Arrives at work on time, begins work promptly, and is available until end of shift. What you will do as a MLS/MT
* Is able to collect and test a variety of specimen and sterile techniques. Follows departmental procedure manual instructions in the event a quality control sample falls out of acceptable limits.
* Able to report high quality, consistent and reliable results. Maintains accurate records.
* Understands the theory involved in procedures and troubleshoots when questionable or erratic results occur. Takes proper remedial action in response to test systems being out of control limits.
* Maintains equipment as directed by instruction manual, laboratory policy procedure manual and/or supervisor. Operates equipment properly. Thoroughly reads manual before using equipment. Knows the equipment, how it functions, what its limitations are when it is malfunctioning.
* Reports unusual or erratic results to supervisor. Maintains quality control records; keep limits posted and up-to-date. Calculates the control mean and standard deviation for each numeric test monthly.
* Calls critical results to clinics, outreach clients or inpatient nursing units; refers to departmental procedure manual for special reporting.
* Researches and sets up new procedures and/or modifies existing ones.
* Evaluates delta checks according to departmental procedure and calls the result when indicated per procedure.
* Follows other specific laboratory computer procedures.
* Effectively relates to the patient/client, with his total welfare as the most important goal. Relates any pertinent data or information about patient or laboratory sample to ordering physician and appropriately documents the communication.
* Offers to help fellow workers as time permits without neglecting own responsibilities. Uses spare time for work related activities. Organizes work during heavy workload situations to expedite patient results. Prioritizes/reorganizes workload in response to STAT requests.
* Inventory supplies as directed by supervisory technologist. Tells supervisor about any supplies or equipment needed. Alert to situations or new techniques which will conserve supplies or improve efficiency. Evaluates new products and supplies as directed by supervisor.
* Gives lectures or bench training as assigned to the Medical Technologist interns and other health professionals. Instructs other employees and interns on techniques and procedures as directed by supervisory technologists. Conveys knowledge competently and in an encouraging way when necessary to train others on new equipment or new procedures.
* Reports errors of breach of technique by supportive personnel or interns to education coordinator or management staff. Completes documentation as required. Job Type: Full-time Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift Ability to commute/relocate:
* Topeka, KS 66604: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) License/Certification:
* Medical Technologist (Required)
* Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification (Required) Work Location: One location

Keywords: Stormont Vail Health, Topeka , Medical Laboratory Scientist, Healthcare , Topeka, Kansas

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