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Medical Technologist-Lab Services - Full-Time - Evening Shift

Company: SaintJoseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Evening ShiftDescription:Why Saint Joseph Health System?Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana.Our system includes:--- 254-bed acute-care hospital at the Mishawaka Medical Center--- 58-bed acute-care hospital at the Plymouth Medical Center--- More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician Network--- Community health centers and additional points of access--- St Paul's with 316 suites for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation and wellness and memory care--- Holy Cross with 168 suites for rehabilitation and wellness and skilled nursing care--- Trinity Tower with 84 affordable senior apartments--- VNA Home CareAt Saint Joseph Health System, our values give us strength. That character guides every decision we make - even when those decisions are complicated, costly or hard. We honor our mission to care for every man, woman and child who needs us by investing in technology, people and capabilities that allow us to set the standard for quality care.What we offer:--- Competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental and vision coverage--- Retirement savings account with employer match--- Generous paid time off programs--- Employee referral incentive program--- Tuition/professional development reimbursement--- Nursing Scholarship opportunitiesAbout the job:Performs laboratory tests on patient specimens according to established laboratory procedures. Analyzes results using knowledge of test principles and clinical significance. Analyzes test quality per established performance standards.What you will do:1. Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.3. Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens received in the laboratory, according to established laboratory protocol and procedures. Reports tests in a timely manner and according to established laboratory protocol and procedures.4. Follows established procedures for laboratory quality control and reports discrepancies to the appropriate person.5. Performs daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed, maintenance on instruments and equipment as appropriate. Performs calibration of equipment as required.6. Troubleshoots instruments, equipment, reagents, and patient specimens when problems occur. Notifies the supervisor if unable to solve the problem within a reasonable amount of time.7. Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety procedures. When handling blood and/or body fluids, universal precaution procedures will be followed in order to minimize exposure to infectious diseases. Safety policies and procedures will be followed when using chemicals.8. Promotes effective working relations. Works effectively as part of department/unit team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.9. Performs phlebotomy (venipunctures, finger sticks, bleeding times, arterial punctures) as appropriate.10. Serves as a Laboratory Department Lead: Includes, but is not limited to, review of reported test results, organizing department workflow, and establishing department priorities. Responsible for the department's operational excellence and ensures quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards.11. Establishes, updates, and maintains laboratory section procedure manuals and protocol as assigned.12. Maintains/orders inventory and supplies required to efficiently operate the section.13. Orients students/new colleagues. Train colleagues if new procedures, instruments, or methods are established.14. Maintains records/documentation in compliance with required rules/regulations of licensing and accrediting agencies and organizations as assigned.15. Effectively communicates sectional and industrial information to staff.16. Attends required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety and specific job-related hazards. Follows hospital exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.17. Attends continuing educational programs to maintain competencies and certification requirements.18. Demonstrates regard for safety, respect and dignity for all patients, families, visitors and colleagues to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.19. Demonstrates age-specific competencies as defined by the department.20. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.What we are looking for:Education: Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent field of study.Certification: Registered as MT, MLS, or CLS by a nationally recognized professional registry. Certification within 1 year of employment is required.Experience: Clinical laboratory internship and/or five years of clinical laboratory work experience. Must qualify as a Technical Consultant for Moderate Complexity Testing and/or Technical Supervisor for High Complexity Testing as defined by the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act (CLIA).Other Job Requirements:Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: SaintJoseph Health System, Mishawaka , Medical Technologist-Lab Services - Full-Time - Evening Shift, Healthcare , Mishawaka, Indiana

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