Per Diem Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Microbiology

  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Aug 18, 2021
Per Diem Laboratory Technologist

Job Description

*PER DIEM OPENING - VARIOUS SHIFTS* **Position to close upon receipt of a sufficient number of applicants**     Performs clinical laboratory testing on body fluids in one or more departments of the laboratory, including hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, special chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis/ coagulation or stat lab. Job Requirement Education/Experience: Meets the requirements to be licensed as a Medical Technologist (NAC 652.420) or Specialty Technologist (NAC 652.483) in the State of Nevada. Licensing/Certification Requirements: A valid State of Nevada license as a Medical Technologist or Specialty Technologist is required or temporary employment for a period NOT exceeding six (6) months may be granted with documentation that the application for license process has been initiated. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure will result in termination of employment. Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements Two (2) years recent documented experience in Microbiology. Documented experience in Culture plate reading;  Documented experience  performing Microbiological examinations on clinical specimens for the detection and identification of microbial agents of disease, identify microorganisms to the genus and species level. Documented experience performing and interpreting susceptibilities. Recent documented experience in an Acute Care Setting.  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements Knowledge of: Anatomy; proper laboratory techniques, including infection and disease control measures; basic medical technology; proper handling and disposal of biohazardous wastes; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; infection control policies and practices; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures. Skill in: Applying phlebotomy techniques; applying procedures for emergency situations; applying customer service principles; analyzing blood, urine and other body fluid samples; using laboratory microscopes; troubleshooting and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment; applying quality controls to laboratory procedures; interpreting laboratory test results and identifying abnormalities; Using a computer and a variety of software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials including a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification. MPUMCLV #LI-MH1

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Per Diem