Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician

Great River Health Systems - West Burlington, IA

Full-time
Hours: variable, nights
Fully benefits eligible

Region:
West Burlington, IA

Location:
Great River Medical Center- Main Campus
The Medical Technologist will perform the following duties: perform complex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Provide reliable test results that aid the physician in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of patients. Provide professional application of the principles, theories and techniques essential for providing reliable test results, which aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Perform a variety of laboratory tests many of which are complex, involving numerous steps and techniques. Operate laboratory information systems, PC, and instrument-related computer software. Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision. Work independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records. Perform preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment. Perform new instrument or procedure implementation and training. Investigate complaints about service and equipment and take corrective action. Demonstrate the capability to employ independent, competent and professional judgment. Conduct analysis of blood samples to determine their blood group, blood type, and compatibility for transfusion purposes. Enter data from analysis of medical tests and clinical results into the computer. Review laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results. Ensure documentation is complete according to department policies and procedures. Instruct staff in work policies and procedures, and the use and maintenance of equipment. Ensure documentation is completed according to department policies and procedures. Participate in training and orientation of new staff; provide ongoing education. Participate in training and orientation of new staff and students, provides ongoing education. Maintain supply inventories. Investigate complaints about service and equipment, and take corrective action. Perform or assist with departmental operational duties as necessary, Recommend changes that could improve service and increase operational efficiency. Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner.

Minimum Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biology or related field or foreign equivalent; 1 year of medical technology or clinical laboratory experience; and certification in one of the following: Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), or completed the educational requirements and eligible for the certification exam, to be completed within one year of hire.

Please mail resumes to: K.C. Fleming, Great River Health Systems, 1221 S. Gear Avenue, West Burlington IA 52655

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