Altru Health System

Medical Laboratory Scientist Hospital (MLS/MT)

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
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Posted
Dec 17, 2020
Ref
26883
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
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Job Summary

The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates critical thinking skills and independent judgment. The MLS understands the underlying scientific principles and technical elements of laboratory testing and result interpretation, as well as technical, procedural, and problem-solving aspects of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes. The MLS is capable of performing and interpreting waived, moderate, and high complexity testing, and possesses skills to perform routine phlebotomy for patients of all age groups. The MLS interprets quality control values, troubleshoots and resolves QC failures, participates in additional quality assurance activities, and operates and maintains laboratory instrumentation. The MLS recognizes procedural and technical problems, troubleshoots and takes corrective action, and notifies Supervisor/Manager/Laboratory Medical Director as appropriate.

Essential Job Functions

According to standard operating procedure: demonstrates knowledge of criteria to interpret acceptability of specimens received for testing, communicates correct specimen collection, transportation requirements, and specimen unacceptability issues to caregiver assuring that document id is completed, maintains clear and concise specimen identification throughout the entire analytical process. Utilizes all available technologies to record and retrieve data in the daily workflow following standard operating procedure. Performs, interprets, and reports tests for which the individual has been validated according to standard operating procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to interpret the various clinical presentations of disease and technical elements of testing. Applies such knowledge in conjunction with the laboratory test findings to affect a timely and accurate diagnostic result. Organizes and prioritizes workload to maximize individual and departmental productivity. Ensures workload completion according to established guidelines. Performs simultaneous tasks, assists other staff with work related activities, and communicates with appropriate individuals as necessary. Interprets QC values. Investigates and troubleshoots QC failures according to predetermined criteria. Notifies the next level of authority as necessary and documents all action taken. Participates in additional Quality Assurance activities as assigned.

Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory instrumentation sufficient to operate, maintain, and perform limit repairs.

Recognizes the need for major repair or replacement. Documents maintenance and repair activities. Recognizes

procedural or technical problems, troubleshoots and exercises initiative and independent judgment in taking

corrective action. Documents problems and all corrective action taken and notifies Manager/Pathologist/Supervisor

as appropriate of problems in a timely manner. Remains accessible to Lab staff by providing on-site consultation

to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established. Performs other duties as

assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows

infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for

age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and

developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and

understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and

guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety

procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to

the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

Education & Experience

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), American Society for Clinical Pathology, Within 12 Months of Start Date

Clinical Lab Scientist, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Within 12 Months of Start Date

Medical Technologist, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Within 12 Months of Start Date

Licensed by a governing board in healthcare North Dakota Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice Prior to Start Date

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