Texas Health Resources MLS-Nights in Dallas, Texas

Job Description

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 Req

Experience

Internship in an approved Medical Technology training program Req and

2 Years experience in a Medical Laboratory Pref

Licenses and Certifications

MT(ASCP) - Medical Technologist 90 Days Req Or

MLS(ASCP) - Medical Lab Scientist 90 Days Req Or

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

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.

Supervision

Individual Contributor

ADA Requirements

Working Indoors 67% or more

Mechanical Hazards 1-33%

Electrical Hazards 1-33%

Fume/Odor Hazards 1-33%

Chemical Hazards 1-33%

Wet Hazards 1-33%

OSHA

Tasks involving exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

Physical Demands

Light Work

Qualifications

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.

20%

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.

20%

Professional Accountability:

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

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.

20%

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. (Instrument malfunctions, unusual patient results, testing problems.)

Gives direction and guidance to technical staff and laboratory support personnel.

20%

Quality Control/Documentation:

Demonstrates understanding of quality control guidelines.

Documents quality control utilizing appropriate methods.

Follows Laboratory policies when quality control is not within established limits.

Resolves quality control discrepancies before releasing/reporting patient results.

Documents corrective action.

Performs and documents laboratory equipment maintenance protocols within established time limits.

Demonstrates knowledge to troubleshoot equipment. Follow laboratory protocol for proficiency testing.

15%

Safety:

Incorporates safety/infection control measures into work practices.

Follows HIPPA guidelines.

Demonstrates knowledge of hospital and laboratory safety policies and procedures.

Participates in required hospital/laboratory safety drills.

Utilizes the Reliability Learning Tool (RLT) to document and report patient situations, on-the?��job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning.

5%

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

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