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Clinical Laboratory Scientist / Medical Technologist -Up to $45,000 Sign on Bonus

Date Posted: 07/11/2022
11:00PM-7:00AM |

(Up to $45,000 Sign on Bonus)

Shift and Schedule

Full Time: 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM; holiday rotation/weekend rotation/on-call rotation required
*Overnight shift qualifies for shift differential pay

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the designated Section Manager/Supervisor, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument calibration and maintenance. The position reports to the appropriate Section Manager/Supervisor. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist I also maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel. 

Essential Functions/Performance Expectations

  • Cross-trains in more than one laboratory section: Laboratory sections include; Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank.
  • Performs routine and special laboratory tests within the different laboratory departments.
  • Recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the section manager or pathologist. 
  • Calls critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to established criteria.
  • Releases test reports as designed by our computer system. Prior to releasing results, reviews reports for clerical accuracy and clinical indications.
  • Rotates through Specimen Distribution Center (SDC) as needed
  • Participate in proficiency testing.
  • Performs quality-control tests within the different laboratory departments. 
  • Runs quality-control tests according to procedure and maintains appropriate data recording.
  • Analyzes quality-control data and takes appropriate corrective action when results are outside acceptable limits. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the department manager or pathologist. Documents actions taken.
  • Holds patient results until out-of control situations are resolved. Reports unresolved situations to department manager, or where appropriate to the pathologist.
  • Assists in quality assurance activities.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Observes and follows department preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Documents all instrument checks, preventive maintenance, routines, problems, and corrective actions taken.
  • Recognizes, analyzes, and takes corrective action to resolve instrument/clinical problems. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in the resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the department manager as required.
  • Reports unresolved instrument/clinical problems to the department manager
  • Performs clerical functions associated with the designated laboratory section. 
  • Helps maintain files pertinent to the laboratory section.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory
  • Contributes to the general laboratory functions and Midland Memorial Hospital needs.
  • Attends regular department staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Attends and participates in the preparation and/or presentation of the laboratory continuing education programs.
  • Observes laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, and safety practices.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean, and restocks daily supplies.
  • Maintains equilibrium in stressful situations.
  • Assumes the role of Section Manager in the routine daily activities of the section as assigned. 
  • Calls critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to established criteria.
  • Participates in proficiency testing

Education and Experience

  • Associates degree or higher
  • No experience necessary. 
  • Must provide documentation of successful completion of a Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Science training program.  
  • Must provide documentation of passing a National Certification exam (American Society Clinical Pathology, AMT, etc.) or eligible. 
  • Must pass National exam within 12 months of employment.  
  • Experience in Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Blood Bank is preferred.
  • We do not offer Sponsorships

Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual must be able to: Stand, walk, sit, stoop, reach, lift, see, speak and hear. Lifting is limited to 35 lbs. for clinical staff and to 50 lbs. for non-clinical staff. The individual must use an assisted-lift device or get another individual(s) to assist with the lift that is over these maximum limits.

Bonus - Up to $45,000
Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years experience. Bonus is only applicable to new hires. Please inquire for details.