MLS/Med Tech/Med Lab Tech-Chemistry Lab-PRN-(nights)
Catholic Health Initiatives - Des Moines, IA

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GENERAL SUMMARY :
                      Performs tests and procedures in assigned sections(s), including those which require exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimum supervision. Independently performs qualitative and quantitative tests, following established guidelines and predetermined criteria. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge, critical thinking skills and judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them. May be assigned to assume the duties of a charge technologist.

                      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
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                      Performs complex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
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                      Follows established policies, procedures and standard work.
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                      Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision.
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                      Utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards
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                      Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives
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                      Performs preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.
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                      Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records.
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                      Performs new instrument or procedure implementation and training.
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                      Maintains supply inventories.
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                      Trains new employees.
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                      Acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students.
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                      Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.
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                      Follows safe work practices.
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                      Demonstrates the following customer service/interpersonal skills:
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                      Takes personal responsibility for work, actions and attitudes
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                      Respects patients, peers, clients, students, physicians, service representatives, and other hospital staff
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                      Demonstrates positive and effective communication skills
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                      Cooperates with peers and other hospital staff to build and maintain an effective healthcare team.
                      Qualifications
                      MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
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                      Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field with one-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Clinical Laboratory Science program or approved alternate career path as designated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).
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                      Registration by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Medical Technologist or by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) as a medical technologist or categorical registration by either NCA or ASCP in one of the laboratory sciences is required.
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                      A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the requirements for registration but has not successfully completed the exam. However, the exam must be successfully completed within 6 months subsequent to hiring.
                      Additional Responsibilities:
                      • Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
                      • Adheres to and exhibits Catholic Health Initiatives core values:
                        Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
                        Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
                        Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
                        Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
                      • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
                      • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
                      • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
                      • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

                      Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

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                      Job Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing)
                      Primary Location IA-Des Moines-Mercy Medical Center

                      Shift Nights
                      Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 8
                      Weekends Required Occasional
                      Status PRN

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                      For Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), returning sick people to good health is more than a business -- it's a mission. Formed in 1996...