Texas Health Resources Medical Laboratory Scientist in Fort Worth, Texas
Medical Laboratory Scientist
*Sign-On Bonus for Eligible New Hires*
Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We are looking for a qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) like you to join our Texas Health family.
Work location: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave Fort Worth, TX 76104
Work hours: Monday – Friday 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM with rotating weekends and holidays
Gain a sense of accomplishment by contributing in a teamwork environment.
Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training and dedicated leadership resources.
Enjoy opportunities for growth.
Here’s What You Need
Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Applied Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological Science: preferred (or attained within 3 months of hire date) Individuals hired as a CLS II prior to January 3, 2010 will be grandfathered to the MLS position with existing education.
Internship in an approved Medical Technician training program required.
2 years’ experience in a Medical Laboratory highly preferred.
Microbiology Laboratory experience highly preferred
Licenses and Certifications:
MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP) required within 90 days from hire
AMT, AAB, HHS, NCA, HEW, CLS- CA, FL, NY state license, Philippine Board of Technical Technology required upon hire
M (ASCP) – Microbiology if working in Microbiology required upon hire
BB (ASCP) – Blood Banking if working in Blood Bank required upon hire.
MLS (ASCP), MT (ACSP), MLT (ASCP) preferred
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.
What You Will Do
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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