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Medical Laboratory Scientist, Hospital

Company: Mercyhealth
Location: Janesville
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Department/Skill highlights+ Janesville, WI+ 6:15am start time, PRN/Pool+ With rotations as required in the departmentBeginning SummaryExperience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:+ Employee engagement, empowerment and growth+ Teamwork toward our common goal - providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better+ An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organizationEssential duties and Responsibilities+ Collects patient specimens as needed.+ Utilize the Information System to receive patients, order and collect samples, result tests, answer questions from nurses and physicians, document quality control activities and produce reports required to perform job tasks.+ Confirms accuracy of patient sample identification prior to performing analyses; evaluates specimen quality and identifies when unacceptable. Documents information concerning quality of specimen, impact of sub-optimal specimens on test values. Initiates recollection procedure as indicated.+ Perform waived, moderate and high complexity lab tests as defined by CLIA 42CCFR493 in the lab specialties of hematology, urinalysis, chemistry and blood bank or microbiology by automated and manual methods according to defined policies and procedures.+ Analyze test results prior to release of information to chart for validity and accuracy. Recognizes subtle yet significant problems which occur with testing methodologies. Troubleshoots suspect test results using technical knowledge and experience. Implements corrective action when inaccurate, inappropriate findings/results/reports are identified.+ Assure that designated turnaround times for results are met and that critical results are appropriately reported and documented.+ Perform quality control and proficiency testing procedures as defined by policy.+ Interpret and troubleshoot quality control results to ensure accurate and precise test results.+ Perform preventative maintenance, advanced troubleshooting and calibration of laboratory instrumentation.+ Participate in method and instrument evaluation and implementation+ Investigates/resolves technical issues.+ Participates on interdepartmental committees or teams.+ Participates in teaching students and training new partners.+ Performs additional tasks such as scheduling, antibiograms, etc.+ Maintain competency in current procedures and gain competency for new methods implemented+ Demonstrate leadership qualities that include directing the flow of work, sound and accurate judgment in problem resolution, and the ability to provide constructive criticism that results in improved workflow.+ Serve as a technical consultant in the absence of the technical consultant to include scheduling, ordering supplies and problem resolution for issues that cannot wait until the technical consultant returns.+ Takes ownership of the department; Identifies areas for improvement and makes suggestions to Technical Consultant; Possesses ability to resolve issuesEducation and Experience + Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related science OR+ MLT certification and 5 years clinical experience in a high complexity lab performing lab specialties of hematology, urinalysis, chemistry and blood bank or microbiologyCertifications/Licensure 1. MT/MLS Generalist Certification or Specialty Certification BB, C, H or M required within 12 months of hire. OR2. MLT certification and 5 years of experience.Special Physical Demands + The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations. + While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk, hear and smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee may have occasion to reach overhead to pick up objects or to adjust items. The employee may have occasion to bend under or crawl under bench to move or obtain objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Keywords+ + MLT, MLS ,Med Tech, Medical Technical Laboratory Scientist Lab

Keywords: Mercyhealth, Janesville , Medical Laboratory Scientist, Hospital, Healthcare , Janesville, Wisconsin

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