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Med Technologist

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic 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 (965 beds total) - 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 and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states. Responsibilities
**Position is eligible for up Educational Assistance or $10,000 Sign on Bonus**

  • 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. Histocompatibility or Flow Cytometry laboratory testing experience preferred. This department supports a kidney transplant program and Iowa Donor Network with HLA testing and also performs complex flow cytometry testing such as immunophenotyping for lymphoma and leukemia diagnostics. 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

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Med Technologist, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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