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Med Technologist

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Med Ctr
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
- -MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.MercyOne's Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive - - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines. -
Responsibilities
**Sign on Bonus or Educational Assistance Eligible**

  • Uses educational and technical expertise to troubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performance and analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status.
  • Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records.
  • Maintains supply inventories.
  • Trains new employees and acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students.
  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Performs complex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
  • Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.
  • Performs new instrument or procedure implementation and training.
  • May be assigned to assume duties of charge technologist in absence of supervisor/manager.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
    • One-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory
    • Science (NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approved alternate career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.
    • Certification in one of the following:
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
    • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
    • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
    • A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the educational requirements and is eligible for the certification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.#MissionCritical#CHI-LI

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Med Ctr, Des Moines , Med Technologist, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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