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Medical Laboratory Scientist, Riverside Hospital

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Company :
Mercy Health Corporation

Location :
Rockford, Illinois

Expiry Date :
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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MERCYHEALTH HOSP-RIVERSIDE BLV * LAB – BIOCHEMISTRY ROCKFORD, IL Technical Active Full Time Hourly (80 ppp) FTE 1.0, Day, Varied 5-1330 or 6-1430 Req # 19946 Department/Skill highlights – Ask us about your sign on bonus eligibility! – Riverside Blvdlocation, Varied Day Shift Hours. 80 Hrs/2 wks – Weekend/holiday rotation Experience 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 organization Essential 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 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. – Performs high complexity tests such as bone marrow, sperm morphology, etc. – 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. – Completes and signs off on competency checklists for techs. – Develops updates and procedures as requested. – Serves as a resource to inexperienced partners. – Performs additional tasks such as scheduling, antibiograms, etc. – Maintain competency in current procedures and gain competency for new methods implemented Education and Experience – Must be qualified to perform high complexity testing according to CLIA 493.1489 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications. Certification and Licensure – MT/MLS Generalist Certification or Specialty Certification BB, C, H or M required. – MLT certification required for all Associate degree partners. Special Physical Demands The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable 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 Lab Medical Laboratory Technician Scientist FTE: 1/80PP EOE & AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Action Plans.