PRN Medical Laboratory Scientist Microbiology Evenings

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Houston Methodist

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Houston, Texas

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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 – $59,000 a year3 hours ago Qualifications – Laboratory techniques – Laboratory experience – Computer literacy – Writing skills – Medical Technologist Full Job Description At Houston Methodist, the Medical Laboratory Scientist position is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. This position exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and deals with issue resolution concerning the day-to-day technical operation of the laboratory. The Medical Laboratory Scientist also ensures that specimens are accessioned and processed expeditiously in order to deliver quality laboratory results in an effective and cost efficient manner. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental ‘Scope of Service’ and ‘Provision of Care’ plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS oProvide 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. oFocuses on patient/customer safety oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job oDisplays cultural humility, diversity, equity and inclusion principles oActively supports the organization vision, fulfills the mission and abides by the I CARE values PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job. PEOPLE – 25% 1.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) 2.Teaches students, new employees and others as assigned by Manager. (EF) SERVICE – 30% 1.Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing itional tasks. (EF) 2.Meets turnaround time expectations as defined by management. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY – 35% 1.Demonstrates the six elements of competency for test systems used to generate patient test results in all areas assigned to work. (EF) 2.Recognizes, investigates and helps resolve test discrepancies. When problems arise, takes appropriate action to investigate and ress and notifies management and the medical director for follow-up. (EF) 3.Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security and emergency preparedness. (EF) FINANCE – 5% 1.Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system. (EF) 2.Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Restocks section inventory levels as needed. GROWTH/INNOVATION – 5% 1.Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. 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 oBachelors degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science; or medical technology EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS oOne year of work or training experience in a hospital laboratory preferred CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED oMust meet certification eligibility upon entry into this role and have one of the following required certifications within 18 months: oPreferred – Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or categorical certification by Board of Certification (ASCP) oCertified as a Medical Technologist by American Medical Technologists (AMT) oCertified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) oHLA only One of the following is required: Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP) certification Certified by American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) oMicrobiology 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) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED oDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations oSufficient 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 oAbility 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 oAdapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing heavy work flow with minimal supervision oStrong attention to detail and ability to achieve and maintain accuracy oDemonstrates independent judgment and discretion to recognize problems, identify causes and take corrective action oPossesses 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 oDemonstrates the ability to work independently with little or no direct supervision SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs Yes Business professionalYes Other (dept approved) No On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need – Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above. Travel May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area May require travel outside Yes of Houston Metropolitan area Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ Show full job description Apply Now