The Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist is part of the provider care team who helps with diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patient conditions through the use of technical and scientific knowledge. This position is responsible for accurate, precise, and timely performance of laboratory tests. Medical Technologists/Medical Laboratory Scientists evaluate and report test results while assuring compliance and meeting all regulatory requirements consistent with the quality of a World Class Laboratory. The Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist will be required to exhibit excellent customer service skills in line with Mercy Signature Service in all internal and external customer interactions. Perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
- Demonstrates stewardship of resources in regards to inventory, time management, and meeting productivity standards.
- Performs the full range of testing and reporting according to department policies and procedures as required
- Accurately performs and records quality control, calibration, and instrument maintenance
- Organizes, prioritizes and completes work to achieve defined turnaround times and expectations
- Troubleshoots and resolves problems or unexpected test results, in a timely manner
- Documents and communicate to appropriate stakeholders
- Completes incidence reports as necessary
- Participates in maintaining current department policies and procedures
- Communicates professionally and effectively with co-workers, other healthcare professionals, vendors and the public
- Demonstrates appropriate use of information systems (HIS, LIS, software, internet, etc.)
- Performs the acquisition, labeling, and transfer of all required types of specimens for laboratory testing: utilizing accurate, effective, professional, and confidential accepted methodologies as required
- Performs all tasks associated with processing, transfer and referral of required laboratory specimens in accordance with applicable regulatory standards and departmental policies as required
- Complies with laboratory management requests to meet staffing plans and department needs
- Demonstrates initiative to assist the laboratory in all areas
- Works collaboratively with all co-workers to accomplish laboratory, department, or hospital goals
- Attends departmental, laboratory and hospital meetings as required
- Participates in the training and education of others as requested
- Monitors and helps maintain inventory of reagents and supplies
- Reviews and evaluates quality control in accordance with quality plan
- Documents findings and implements corrective action
- Demonstrates and documents competency in areas of assigned responsibility
- Reviews, evaluates and correlates laboratory results before releasing and reporting according to policies and procedures
- Communicates and documents critical information according to policies and procedures
- Recognizes, identifies and engages in opportunities for process improvement
- Ensures quality and integrity of specimens prior to testing
- Participates in proficiency testing
- Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements
- Complies with all hospital and laboratory policies and procedures
- Complies with all accreditation standards
- Participates in collection of process improvement data
- Demonstrates less than 3 errors, resulting in chart revision, in a continuous 12 month period
A. Accumulates a minimum of 12 CEU per year
1.Educational programs such webinars, on-line education, conferences, classes, etc.
a.Programs must be related to medical laboratory science or provide education acceptable for acquisition of a position available at the hospital
b.A certificate of attendance or other documentation of completion is required
2.Other developmental opportunities
Must be approved by laboratory management prior to commencement.
Laboratory management will determine CEU award.
B. Completes mandatory courses on time
- Education: Associate degree
- Experience: 3 years acceptable clinical laboratory experience as a certified MLT, or with a bachelor’s degree in a major that meets a certification agency’s requirement or with successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course
- Certifications: 1.MLT certification plus three years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience 2.Bachelor’s degree, in a major that meets a certification agency’s requirements
- 3.Completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course and three year acceptable clinical laboratory experience
- Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Preferred Certifications: MT(ASCP) or equivalent