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Histocompatibility Trainee/Med Tech - Histocompatibility - FT (Days)

Company: CHI St. Luke's Medical Group
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:Acts as technical information resource for Mercy ClinicalLaboratory.Identifies problems that may adversely affect testperformance and/or results and uses knowledge, critical thinking skills, andjudgment to troubleshoot and resolve them.?May be assigned to assume the duties of a charge technologist. Performstasks and procedures specific to assigned department with minimal supervision.?
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:

  • Uses educational and technical expertise totroubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performanceand analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status.
  • Assists and supports quality management systemsand performance improvement initiatives. Utilizes LEAN principles/productivitystandards.
  • Works independently, organizing work to meetestablished deadlines and records.
  • Maintains supply inventories.
  • Trains new employees and acts as a preceptor formedical laboratory science students.
  • Operates laboratory information systems, personalcomputers, and instrument-related computer software.
  • Provides exceptional customer service tointernal and external customers.?Functions specific to West Lakes Lab, Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistryand Microbiology Sections:
    • Performs complex laboratory procedures utilizedfor the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age toinclude neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults;recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problemsusing scientific principles.
    • Analyzes quality control data, makes judgmentsconcerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracyand precision.
    • Performs preventive maintenance and basictroubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.
    • Performs new instrument or procedureimplementation and training.
    • May be assigned to assume duties of chargetechnologist in absence of supervisor/manager. ?Functions specific to Technical Resolution Section:
    • Serves as technical resource for tests referred from Mercy Clinical Laboratory to other testing facilities.?
    • Scans or enters send-out testing reports into LIS and maintains standing orders for outreach patients/clients.
    • Performs billing functions including but not limited to:? entering test charges & credits and proper diagnosis codes when provided by client.
    • Ensures timely follow-up of customer complaints, issues and need for redraws.?
    • Documents all contact made with client in client services incident management system.
    • Rectifies registration errors on outreach patients such as updating/correcting demographic information, updating ?bill to? information, and ensuring patient report is issued under correct registration account.? ? ? ?? MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
      • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or inChemistry, Biology or related field.
      • One-year clinical internship in a NationalAccrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science(NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approvedalternate?career paththat meets certification eligibility requirements.
        • Certification in one of the following:
          • ?Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or MedicalTechnologist (MT) bythe American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
          • ?Medical Technologist (MT) by the AmericanMedical Technologists (AMT).
          • ?Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Associationof Bioanalysts (AAB).
          • A person may be hired into this position if he/she hascompleted the educational requirements and is eligible for the certificationexam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.
            Additional Information
            • Requisition ID: 2019-R0246554
            • Schedule: Full-time
            • Market: CHI St. Luke's Medical Group

Keywords: CHI St. Luke's Medical Group, Des Moines , Histocompatibility Trainee/Med Tech - Histocompatibility - FT (Days), Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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