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Medical Laboratory Scientist - FT/Nights (Blood Bank/Med Center) - $5K Sign-On and Referral Bonus

Company: Houston Methodist Hospital
Location: Stafford
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

At Houston Methodist, the Medical Laboratory Scientist position is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. This position exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and deals with issue resolution concerning the day-to-day technical operation of the laboratory. The Medical Laboratory Scientist also ensures that specimens are accessioned and processed expeditiously in order to deliver quality laboratory results in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.
    • Teaches students, new employees and others as assigned by Manager.
      • Participates in laboratory and organization wide initiatives.
        SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
        • Performs qualitative and quantitative tests and examination using various analyzers and/or manual methods.
          • Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks.
            • Meets turnaround time expectations as defined by management
              QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
              • Demonstrates the six elements of competency for test systems used to generate patient test results in all areas assigned to work.
                • Recognizes, investigates and helps resolve test discrepancies. When problems arise, takes appropriate action to investigate and address and notifies management and the medical director for follow-up.
                  • Performs instrument calibrations, validations, quality control testing, maintenance, and function checks.
                    FINANCE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                    • Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system.
                      • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Restocks section inventory levels as needed
                        GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                        • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development.
                          • Reviews and utilizes Standard Operating Procedure and offers suggestions for improvement
                            This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
                            EDUCATION
                            • Bachelor's degree
                              WORK EXPERIENCE
                              • One year of work or training experience in a hospital laboratory preferred
                                LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED
                                • Must meet certification eligibility upon entry into this role and have one of the following required certifications within 18 months:
                                • - - ---- Preferred - Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or categorical certification by Board of Certification (ASCP)
                                • - - ---- Certified as a Medical Technologist by American Medical Technologists (AMT)
                                • - - ---- Certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA)
                                • - - ---- HLA only - One of the following is required:
                                  - - - - - ---- Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP) certification
                                  - - - - - ---- Certified by American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI)
                                • - - ---- Microbiology only - One of the following is required:
                                  - - - - - ---- Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP) certification
                                  - - - - - ---- Microbiology, M(ASCP) certification
                                  - - - - - ---- Clinical microbiology registry from American Society for Microbiology, RM(AAM)
                                  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
                                  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
                                    • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
                                      • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
                                        • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing heavy workflow with minimal supervision
                                          • Strong attention to detail and ability to achieve and maintain accuracy
                                            • Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion to recognize problems, identify causes and take corrective action
                                              • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital/Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents
                                                • Demonstrates the ability to work independently with little or no direct supervision
                                                  • Ability to recognize changes that are critical to patient careSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
                                                    WORK ATTIRE
                                                    • Uniform No
                                                    • Scrubs Yes
                                                    • Business professional Yes
                                                    • Other (department approved) NoON-CALL*
                                                      *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.
                                                      • On Call* YesTRAVEL**
                                                        **Travel specifications may vary by department**
                                                        • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes
                                                        • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area YesCompany Profile:Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its prestigious Honor Roll for the sixth time. Also, in this year's rankings, Houston Methodist Hospital was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the 11th year in a row. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 946 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and nearly 8,500 employees, Houston Methodist Hospital offers complete care for patients from around the world.Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Keywords: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston , Medical Laboratory Scientist - FT/Nights (Blood Bank/Med Center) - $5K Sign-On and Referral Bonus, Healthcare , Stafford, Texas

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