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NE - Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technician- $35.03 /HR **13 WEEK CONTRACT**

Lighthouse Medical Staffing Winnebago, NE

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $35 Hourly
  • Contractor
Job Description

REPORTS TO: Laboratory Supervisor General Summary:Under limited supervision, the Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist performs various clinical laboratory procedures. To meet department needs, may be assigned to a particular laboratory section(s) or to a position as a generalist working in all sections. Age of Population Served: Neonatal PediatricAdolescentAdultGeriatric Essential Job Functional Competencies: 1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Twelve Clans Unity Hospital standards. 2. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Corporate Compliance Program, the Code of Ethics, and all other departmental policies and procedures. 3. Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to: a. The Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System's Standards of Conduct and Organizational Integrity Program policies particularly those related to specific job duties. b. The systems in place to report Organizational Integrity issues and concerns, including the Webcident portal. 4. Adheres to established policy and procedure when performing laboratory testing, quality control, and verifying and reporting results. 5. Is proficient in computer operation and LIS procedures. Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e RPMS/EHR, Word, Excel, etc) 6. Notifies appropriate personnel of unusual problems such as unacceptable specimens, equipment malfunctions and quality control aberrations, in accordance with section policy or procedure. 7. Is skilled in Specimen Acquisition. 8. Follows protocol related to Critical Values or reporting notations. Contacts appropriate healthcare providers/personnel with regard to results and for clarification of requests or other routine problems regarding specimens and/or test requests. 9. Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes. 10. Calibrates and operates laboratory equipment used in performance of the tests pertinent to the section to which assigned. Is competent to calibrate instruments and perform correlation studies on new lots of reagents. 11. Prepares standards, reagents and other materials used in testing. 12. Participates in API Proficiency Testing. 13. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures: a. Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with Bio-hazardous materials. Maintains a clean, safe work environment at all times. b. Adheres to Laboratory Safety SOP related to spills and/or exposures. c. Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. 14. Participates in departmental Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance, and Continuing Education initiatives. 15. Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in services. 16. Strives to be a good steward of reagents, supplies, and disposables. 17. Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, WCHS business, and adheres to HIPAA standards. 18. Consistently demonstrates service excellence and team building skills. 19. Actively participates in the training, orientation, and education of staff. 20. Is able to direct a code, when applicable to assigned laboratory location. 21. Assists LIS Laboratory Package expert with design and validation of new and/or revised test development in the laboratory information system. 22. Is capable of troubleshooting routine instrument problems and contacting technical support to resolve issues. 23. Actively participates in internal accreditation/inspection preparation and processes (CLIA, CMS, etc) 24. Reviews daily QC documentation, troubleshoots and reports shifts, trends, or abnormal outcomes to the appropriate lab authority. 25. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Values and Behavioral Competencies:We acknowledge that the ultimate success of Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System may rest upon the service and quality of care we provide our patients, guests and co-workers. Identified here are the competencies required of all employees at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital Laboratory. These competencies reflect the WCHS values. 1. Strives to exceed the needs and expectations of every patient, guest and co-worker.2. Makes all patients, guests, and employees feel welcome and accepted, speaks with everyone encountered, utilizes good eye contact along with a smile.3. Introduces self to others and uses their names whenever possible.4. Is positive and affirming to others.5. Offers assistance to personally escort patients and guests to their destinations and introduces them to a contact person, regardless of whose department it is.6. Speaks highly of Twelve Clans Unity Hospital and co-workers to others, including patients.7. Takes ownership of negative situations to turn them into positive experiences.8. Does whatever is necessary to avoid ignoring, insulting, or offending others and does not argue with, is not rude, or condescending with any patient or guest.9. Treats patients, guests and co-workers in the way he/she would like to be treated.10. Keeps personal issues separate from professional responsibilities.11. Offers suggestions for areas of improvement and assumes responsibility for continually improving performance.12. Seeks ways to conserve or more effectively use supplies, materials and labor hours.13. Maintains a safe environment and observes good safety practices.14. Demonstrates appropriate and professional phone, electronic and other communication etiquette.15. Respects the organization's and each individual's rights of privacy, confidentiality and security.Qualifications:1. BA or BS degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or health-related science. Ongoing education, training and certification may be required to meet prevailing regulatory requirements.2. MLS/MT (ASCP) or MLS/MT (AMT) certification or certification eligible required.3. Must meet CLIA 493.1423 standards for moderate complexity testing.4. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team.5. Must have general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Word, Excel, RPMS/EHR, etc).6. Must be detailed oriented, able to prioritize, and perform under stressful situations.7. Shows initiative, takes/owns responsibility, displays effective/independent problem solving skills.8. Required to complete twelve (12) hours of laboratory related continued education annually.9. Must be able to demonstrate competency, at least annually, through performance of proficiency testing, direct observation by peers and/or superiors, written exam, or any other method devised or utilized by this organization to document competency evaluation.a. Competency must be demonstrated 6 months after initial training and thereafter, annually.Physical Requirements:1. Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives.2. Color perception to distinguish stains, chemical reactions, specimen color, etc.3. Good manual dexterity for working with specimens and instruments.4. General good health to enable being on ones' feet five to six hours per day.5. Primarily works inside with frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending and occasional lifting of supplies not in excess of 20 pounds.6. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, such as inclement weather, dust, noise, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, and infectious disease.These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Shift: Evenings

Specialty Type: Medical Laboratory

Sub Specialties: Medical Technologist,Medical Laboratory Technician

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Winnebago, NE
68071 USA



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