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Medical Laboratory Scientist/ Technician

Company: Mid Michigan Health
Location: Gladwin
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST - GLADWIN

  • Newly updated competitive wage scale
  • Access to growth opportunities
    MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Meets Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines.
    • Collection, processing, and analysis of biological specimens in the laboratory. Including the preparation of reagents and comprehensive knowledge of specimen collection (such as venipuncture or collecting hazardous or infectious materials for culture) in order to act as backup to phlebotomy team and may perform venipuncture and/or collect cultures.
    • Appraises results to distinguish normal and abnormal values, performs calculations, prepares and distributes written, electronic (e.g. LIS), and verbal reports.
    • Evaluates appropriateness of patient and quality control results and enters into the Laboratory Information System. Strictly follows critical notification policy when results meet stated criteria.
    • Follows all laboratory safety policies and procedures.
    • Maintains inventory through first in first out (FIFO) principals including ordering, stocking, and managing outdates.
    • Disposes of biohazards, chemicals, etc. in a safe manner following department procedure.
    • Performs preventative maintenance of instruments and troubleshooting methodologies.
    • Assists in training new technologists and medical technology students.
    • Works with section leaders to organize workflow and optimize patient care.
    • Supervision Exercised: Limited in the absence of Technical Specialist and/or Manager.
    • For high complexity tests, this position may serve as a general supervisor (CLIA definition), defined in laboratory policy.
      REQUIRED EDUCATION:

      Medical Laboratory Technician OR Medical Technologist OR Medical Laboratory Scientist Degree Required
      • Medical Technologist (MT) / Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) = Bachelor's Degree Required
        Those certified prior to 2004 by the Department of Health Services (HHS formally HEW), the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) and the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). No requirement to recertify.
        • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) = Associate's Degree Required

          Those certified after 2004 by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Certification will remain valid for a period of three years. In order to maintain certification, must complete the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) every three years.

          REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND SKILLS:
          • Must be registered as an MLT, MT or MLS with the ASCP, NCA, and/or HEW within 6 months of hire or transfer.
          • Organizational skills needed to prioritize daily workload.
          • Written, verbal, and interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with employees at all levels within the Medical Center to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner.
          • Basic knowledge of laboratory instruments needed to troubleshoot problems.
          • Demonstrates knowledge, ability and competence in providing clinical data needed for the treatment of patients ranging in age from birth to 100+ years.
            • MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in MicrosoftWindows.
            • Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training must also be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.
            • An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.
              PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls. Associated topics: hematopathology, medical, medical technologist, mls, molecular, pathology, sample collection, sterile processing technician, technician iii, technician lab

Keywords: Mid Michigan Health, Flint , Medical Laboratory Scientist/ Technician, Healthcare , Gladwin, Michigan

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