Medical Technician-Medical Laboratory Technician Job

Full Job Title: Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technician

Job Number: 17005034

Facility: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia

Location: Centralia, IL

Schedule: Full Time, Nights

Hours: 8pm-630am

Description

Role Purpose:

The Medical Lab Technician provides information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease by conducting medical laboratory tests, procedures, and analysis based on physician orders.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to analyze instrument problems, good knowledge of information systems, excellent communication skills, and will demonstrate a team approach to working with others.

Responsibilities:
    • Accurately interprets and reports patient test results by identifying normal or unusual results, repeating tests if necessary and/or refers these results to the supervisor of the area and/or medical director.
    • Consistently determines viability of specimens taking steps to acquire suitable specimens, checking label comments, and documents problems in the liS.
    • Sets priorities based on changing workloads to meet expected turn around times without diminished accuracy or loss of composure.
    • Regularly performs quality control testing to monitor instrument operation and follows quality control rules to initiate troubleshooting.
    • Consistently performs and documents all required instrument maintenance and calibrations at defined intervals.
    • Problem solving skills demonstrated by using professional judgment when interpreting data and making knowledge based decisions while involving management when appropriate.
    • Trains new employees and students on an as needed basis and serve as a resource person for these staff members.
    • Maintains adequate laboratory supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level and informing supervisor or coordinator of needs, verifying receipt of supplies, and putting away stock in appropriate storage area.
    • Consistently and effectively applies high level of patient safety through high level of phlebotomy skill, following patient and specimen identification procedures, following infection control policies, and verifying unclear orders.
    • Consistently completes assigned and required proficiency, competency, and procedural reviews on time.

Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree
  • ASCP certification or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MLT experience

***Qualifications listed are for MLT, but would also consider a Medical Technologist with a Bachelor's Degree for this position***


About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 113-bed hospital specializing in cancer care. For six consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and with the Critical Care Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia with the Citation of Merit Award for High-Value Healthcare.

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »


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