Medical Technologist, Weekend Option Days

  • Mercy Iowa City
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021
Laboratory Technologist

Job Description

Schedule: Weekend Option Days Basic Job Function and Responsibilities Performs all qualitative and quantitative tests in the clinical laboratory. Conducts all aspects of procedural and instrument troubleshooting, method evaluation, establishment and maintenance for quality assurance and safety programs, as well as interpret the technical acceptability of test results. Expected to utilize complex problem solving skills in resolving clinical and instrument problems. Job Duties/Performance Expectations Ability to properly set up, calibrate, maintain, operate and shut down laboratory instruments. Demonstrates an understanding of Laboratory Information System. Draws blood from patients as required. Instructs new lab personnel relative to procedures and equipment use. Performs an annual review of department procedures, evaluates new testing methodology and instrumentation and contributes to writing technical laboratory procedures. Performs appropriate tests following laboratory procedures prioritizing workload to ensure accurate results, available in a timely manner and determines reportability of results. Recognizes and reports presence of interfering substances. Performs duties of assigned area under the direction of the Section Head, including hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, bacteriology, serology, phlebotomy, and blood bank. Performs Quality Control as required to ensure accurate, precise and reliable results. Recognizes out-of control results and takes corrective action. Provides clerical support, such as: answering phones, completing paperwork, filing and preparing charges. Reports results of studies and exams and notifies appropriate health care personnel of results Serves as a resource person to physicians and others relative to laboratory procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements     Education A bachelor’s degree in a chemical or biological science or medical technology - Required Experience Must meet CLIA qualifications for the performance of high complexity testing - Required Completion of a 12-month CLIA approved Medical Technology program is required with the exception of an individual with a bachelor’s degree whose training and experience enables them to sit for and pass the MT exam of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent - Required  Certification(s), Licensure(s) & Registration(s) MT certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent certification within three months of hire - Required  Certification Maintenance is required for all individuals who were certified on or after January 1, 2004 - Required  No previous work experience is required if a CLIA approved Medical Technology program has been completed and applicant is eligible to challenge the certification exam - Required