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Medical Laboratory Scientist Specialist First Shift Full Time

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Houston Methodist

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Houston, Texas

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Sat, 06 Feb 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 – $39,000 a year5 hours ago Qualifications – Laboratory techniques – Computer literacy – Clinical laboratory experience – Leadership – Writing skills Full Job Description The Medical Laboratory Scientist Specialist is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses at a subject matter expert level, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. Exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and takes an active role in problem solving for the laboratory section. Ensures that specimens are accessioned and processed expeditiously in order to deliver quality laboratory results in an effective and cost-efficient manner. Serves as a role model and preceptor for staff. Leads quality control initiatives for section. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. Focuses on patient/customer safety Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE – 20% Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF) Orients, guides and mentors team members and students, to help build confidence and competency in skills, knowledge and abilities. Administers and grades staff competency assessments. (EF) SERVICE -25% Sets pace for workload and troubleshoots workflow issues for laboratory section. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing itional tasks. (EF) Meets turnaround time expectations as defined by management. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY – 35% Performs the six elements of competency for test systems used to generate patient test results in all areas assigned to work. (EF) Recognizes, investigates and correctly resolves test discrepancies. When problems arise, takes appropriate action to investigate and ress and notifies management for follow-up. (EF) Compiles and reviews monthly quality control data, to include actions for variances identified, and provides proper documentation. Oversees section compliance by reviewing and responding to CAP Accreditation Checklists questions/findings. (EF) Develops plan, leads implementation, and performs data analysis of validations. Coordinates instrument maintenance and repairs. (EF) Independently handles resolution of complex problems and issues for section. (EF) Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security and emergency preparedness. (EF) FINANCE – 10% Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system. (EF) Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Actively participates in inventory management. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION – 10% Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that will improve quality or service. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. (EF) This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a clinical laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist or comparable role CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Must have one of the following required certifications: Preferred – Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or categorical certification by Board of Certification (ASCP) Certified as a Medical Technologist by American Medical Technologists (AMT) Certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) Microbiology only – One of the following is required: Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP) certification Microbiology, M(ASCP) certification Clinical microbiology registry from American Society for Microbiology, RM(AAM) Note: current HM Medical Laboratory Scientist Specialists have 12 months from this job description revision date to acquire certification KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED to perform the Essential Functions of the Job Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations consisting of one or more of the following: skills, competency assessments and/or performance reviews Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing heavy work flow with minimal supervision Strong attention to detail and ability to achieve and maintain accuracy Ability to work independently and execute above average technical skills Demonstrates sound judgment and discretion to recognize problems ranging from simple to complex, identify causes and take corrective action Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles Show full job description Apply Now