Catholic Health Initiatives Medical Lab Technician in NEWTON, Iowa

Medical Lab Technician

Description

This Full-time (Nights) position is located at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, IA. Shift is 8pm-8am every Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Performs tests and procedures in assigned sections, including those which require exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimum supervision. Independently performs qualitative and quantitative tests, following established guidelines and predetermined criteria. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and resolve them. Consults with Med Technologists when appropriate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Performs 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.

  • Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision.

  • Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives. Utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.

  • Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records.

  • Assists with new instrument or procedure implementation and training.

  • Maintains supply inventories.

  • Trains new employees.

  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Associate’s degreein science-related field..

  • Six (6) month clinicalinternship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science(NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approvedalternate career path that meets certification eligibility requirements

  • Certification inone of the following:

  • MedicalLaboratory Technician (MLT) by the AmericanSociety of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)

  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts(AAB).

  • A person may be hired into thisposition if he/she has completed the requirements for registration for thecertification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6)months of hire.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location IOWA-NEWTON-SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 8p-8a Fri/Sat/Sun

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2018-R0187551

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.