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Medical Laboratory Scientist/ Technician

Company: Mid Michigan Health
Location: Gladwin
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

Medical Technologist Position Summary:

  • The Medical Technologist is responsible for the c ollection, processing, and analysis of biological specimens in the laboratory. This position is also responsible for the preparation of reagents and has 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.
    Why You Will Love Being a Medical Technologist at MyMichigan Health:
    • MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization.
    • Benefits and immediate paid time off (PTO) available.
    • Growth opportunity within the team including on-the-job training.
      Certain benefits may vary based on your employment status.

      A Day in the Life of a Medical Technologist at MyMichigan Health:

      • (60%)* Analyzes and processes biological specimens, organizes workload and sets-up test procedures.
      • (20%)* 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.
      • (15%)* Maintains inventory and reorders reagents. Stocks shelves. Disposes of biohazards, chemicals, etc. in a safe manner following department procedure.
      • (5%)* Maintains and troubleshoots instruments.

        Requirements We Are Looking For:

        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.

            • 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 trouble shoot 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 Microsoft Windows.
              • 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.
                Other 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) principles 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.

                  *NOTE: PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS MAY BE APPLICABLE WITH THIS POSITION.

                  Refer to job description for a complete list of requirements. Associated topics: ascp, blood collection, lab, laboratory, medical, microbiology, mls, sample collection, sterile processing technician, technologist

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

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