Sr Medical Technologist-HLA
Company: Memorial Hermann Health System
Posted on: July 22, 2021
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
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.
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
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.
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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