Med Technologist - Reference Laboratory - FT .9 (Varied)
GENERAL SUMMARY :
Acts as technical information resource for Mercy Clinical
Identifies problems that may adversely affect test
performance and/or results and uses knowledge, critical thinking skills, and
judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them.
May be assigned to assume the duties of a charge technologist. Performs
tasks and procedures specific to assigned department with minimal supervision.
Uses educational and technical expertise totroubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performanceand analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status.
Assists and supports quality management systemsand performance improvement initiatives. Utilizes LEAN principles/productivitystandards.
Works independently, organizing work to meetestablished deadlines and records.
Maintains supply inventories.
Trains new employees and acts as a preceptor formedical laboratory science students.
Operates laboratory information systems, personalcomputers, and instrument-related computer software.
Provides exceptional customer service tointernal and external customers.
Functions specific to West Lakes Lab, Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistryand Microbiology Sections:
Performs complex laboratory procedures utilizedfor the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age toinclude neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults;recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problemsusing scientific principles.
Analyzes quality control data, makes judgmentsconcerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracyand precision.
Performs preventive maintenance and basictroubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.
Performs new instrument or procedureimplementation and training.
May be assigned to assume duties of chargetechnologist in absence of supervisor/manager.
Functions specific to Technical Resolution Section:
Serves as technicalresource for tests referred from Mercy Clinical Laboratory to othertesting facilities.
Scans or enters send-outtesting reports into LIS and maintains standing orders for outreachpatients/clients.
Performs billing functionsincluding but not limited to:entering test charges & credits and proper diagnosis codes whenprovided by client.
Ensures timely follow-upof customer complaints, issues and need for redraws.
Documents all contact madewith client in client services incident management system.
Rectifies registration errorson outreach patients such as updating/correcting demographic information,updating “bill to” information, and ensuring patient report is issuedunder correct registration account.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
One-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approved alternate career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.
Certification in one of the following:
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the educational requirements and is eligible for the certification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.
Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Varied
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0184248
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.