Altru Health System

MT / CLS or MLT / CLT - $ 8,000 recruitment incentive available

Location
Crookston, MN
Salary
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Posted
Apr 22, 2019
Ref
24577
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
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 work flow 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 according to standard operating procedure. Exercises initiative and judgment in investigating, troubleshooting and resolving QC failure, informs next level of authority as necessary and documents all action taken.

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

Competently performs the essential job functions of the Phlebotomist.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Requirements: Certification as Medical Lab Scientist, Clinical Lab Scientist or Medical Technologist through the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) prior to start date;

Salary range for MT / CLS: $22.87-28.59 / hour.

The Medical Laboratory Technician understands basic 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 MLT 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 MLT interprets quality control values; troubleshoots and resolves QC failures according to predetermined criteria; participates in additional quality assurance activities; operates and maintains laboratory instrumentation. The MLT recognizes procedural and technical problems, troubleshoots and takes corrective action according to predetermined criteria, 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, transport requirements, and specimen unacceptability issues to caregiver assuring that documentation id is completed; maintains clear and concise specimen identification throughout the entire analytical process.

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.

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

Recognizes procedural or technical problems, troubleshoots, and takes corrective action according to predetermined criteria. Documents problems and all correction active taken. Notifies Supervisor/Manager/Pathologist as appropriate.

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.

Requirements: Certified as a Medical Lab Technician (MLT) through the Amercian Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) prior to start date.

Salary range for MLT / CLT: $17.92-22.40 / hour.

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