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Texas Health Resources Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) in Arlington, Texas

Medical Laboratory Scientist- Texas Health Arlington Memorial

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for a qualified Medical Lab Scientist like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Arlington Memorial

  • Work Environment: Laboratory

  • Work hours: Full Time (36/hr/wk) Nights

At Texas Health Arlington Memorial we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 369-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital serving our community since 1958. Our location in central Arlington provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for comprehensive medical/surgical care, cancer care, women’s services, behavioral health, neurosciences and emergency medicine, we’ve got it. Plus, we’re a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, Level III Maternal Newborn care unit and a Level IV Trauma Center. We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center and by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, a Chest Pain Center and a Heart Failure Center. We have been recognized by the American Heart Association with a Gold Plus award for the exceptional care we provide to our stroke, heart failure and chest pain patients. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a designated Magnet hospital. Our community members recently recognized us as the best emergency department in Arlington. And we were recognized by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for care of our patients receiving Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery procedures. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for cancer and emergency services, women’s health and much more.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Education

Bachelor's Degree Medical Technology, Applied Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological Science preferred. Individuals hired as a CLS II prior to January 3, 2010 will be grandfathered to the MLS position with existing education. degree may be obtained within 3 months of hire Required

Experience

Internship in an approved Medical Technology training program Required

and

2 Years experience in a Medical Laboratory Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

MT(ASCP) - Medical Technologist with in 90 Days Required

Or

MLS(ASCP) - Medical Lab Scientist with in 90 Days Required

Or

Other AMT, AAB, HHS, NCA, HEW, CLS- CA, FL, NY state license, Philippine Board of Technical Technology Upon Hire Required

Or

M(ASCP) - Microbiology if working in Microbiology Upon Hire Required

Or

BB (ASCP) - Blood Banking if working in Blood Bank Upon Hire Required

Skills

Strong positive interpersonal skills. Ability to read, write and speak English clearly. Problem solving ability, time management skills. Possess organizational skills to function successfully in a fast paced work environment. Computer literate.

Job Duties

Specimen Integrity:

Specimen integrity is recognized by evaluating and solving problems related to collection and/or processing of specimens

Specimen conditions are identified that adversely affect test results

Maintains specimen integrity throughout the testing process

Laboratory Operations:

Facilitates workflow process

Checks outstanding tests list in a timely manner

Troubleshoots and follows through on outstanding tests which appear to have not been collected/received when expected

Knows and uses computer downtime procedures as needed when computer is not available

Gives proper notification when supplies need to be ordered

Utilizes time between testing to accomplish other needed tasks. (evaluation of kits, preparing controls, supply management, housekeeping duties, etc.)

Performs tasks in a manner that enhances the quality of care

Helps other hospital and laboratory coworkers to provide timely patient care

Demonstrates active cost effectiveness

Professional Accountability:

Participates in orientation and training of students, volunteers, new employees and observers

May be responsible for ongoing competency assessment for employees

Maintains commitment to profession by attending continuing education sessions (ex. Web seminars, ASCP seminars, Tarleton and Lab sponsored seminars by industry)

Completes mandatory hospital/laboratory education and departmental competencies within required time frame

Mandatory health requirements are completed with required time frame

Completes assigned work within required time and offers assistance to other coworkers

Uses laboratory equipment (computer, instruments, etc.) for hospital use only

Time and attendance is satisfactory

Employee exhibits a professional appearance

Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solution regarding delivery of patient care

Interacts professionally and pleasantly with all encountered and promotes customer satisfaction

Adhere to the THR Promise Behaviors

Test Procedures:

Follows established laboratory test procedures, including using proper computer protocol

Evaluates and reports test results

Communicates and documents relevant patient data to appropriate personnel

Relays information to next shift and coworkers (ex. instrument malfunctions, unusual patient results, testing problems)

Gives direction and guidance to technical staff and laboratory support personnel

Quality Control/Documentation:

Demonstrates understanding of quality control guidelines

Follows Laboratory policies when quality control is not within established limits

Resolves quality control discrepancies before releasing/reporting patient results

Documents and review QC and ensure corrective action when appropriate

Performs and documents laboratory equipment maintenance protocols within established time limits

Demonstrates knowledge to troubleshoot equipment

Follow laboratory protocol for proficiency testing

Safety:

Incorporates safety/infection control measures into work practices

Follows HIPAA guidelines

Demonstrates knowledge of and follows all hospital and Lab safety/infection control policies and procedures

Participates in required hospital/laboratory safety drills

Utilizes the event reporting tool to document and report patient situations, on-the-job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Why Texas Health

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture makes THR a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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