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Sr Medical Technologist-HLA

Company: Memorial Hermann Health System
Location: Houston
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary
Position is responsible for evaluating, performing, and overseeing various laboratory tests/procedures as assigned. Assists in development of new or revised procedures. Serves as the technical person in-charge of the department in the absence of the Lead Technologist.

Job Description

We seek a Sr. Medical Technologist to join our HLA Lab at our Texas Medical Center! Experience in a related position is highly desired with knowledge in QA/QC, training and mentoring staff. HLA specific experience is highly desired but not required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Must possess equivalent of Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science undergraduate degree, preferably in a biological science (There are no organized academic programs which adequately train individuals for work in this field; a broad scholastic background in biology, chemistry, and immunology is preferred)

License/Certification:

  • MT(ASCP) Registry
  • Certified MLS(ASCP)
  • Certified MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Certification in Histocompatibility ABHI with three (3) years of HLA experience is preferred


Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
  • Three (3) years of pertinent full-time laboratory experience of which not less than two (2) years have been spent working in the designated laboratory in the assigned/specified area completion of MHHS HLA Medical Technologist skills competency within one (1) year of accepting this position
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.


Principal Accountabilities
  • Oversees, evaluates, performs and documents test results, quality control, maintenance procedures and associated corrective actions according to policy/procedure.
  • Evaluates and maintains technical procedures as appropriate to the department/facility. Meets/exceeds competency requirements for all workstations; writes procedures; and exhibits working knowledge of laboratory information systems.
  • Serves as a resource, mentor and/or preceptor to other laboratory employees and students in the areas of equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, Performance Improvement, Production efficiency, and Customer Service.
  • Performs duties in a manner to promote quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction, while promoting safety, cost efficiency, and a commitment to the Performance Improvement process. Demonstrates leadership in customer service/satisfaction and in Laboratory Performance Improvement.
  • Complies with policies, procedures, and initiatives set forth by laboratory services, the hospital, and system. Understands, communicates and complies with standards and conditions set forth by various governmental and accrediting agencies including TJC, FDA, CAP, AABB, CMS, HCFA, ASHI and CLIA.
  • Supports system and hospital customer service initiatives. Recognizes customer satisfaction issues and responds appropriately. Builds and maintains effective relationships with other employees. Develops an effective working relationship with all customers, solicits input, and works with customers to implement mutually satisfying corrective actions.
  • Interacts with hospital personnel, volunteers, physicians and patients as to specimens and orders coming into the Laboratory and/or reporting of results according to the policies and procedures set forth by Laboratory Services and with sensitivity to customer needs.
  • May take part in the interview process of job applicants.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston , Sr Medical Technologist-HLA, Other , Houston, Texas

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