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Texas Health Resources MLS Lead in Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth seeks to hire a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Lead to work full time in their laboratory.

The address is 6100 Harris Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76132.

Salary range is Minimum $29.38/hr. to Maximum $43.36/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule

  • Full Time; 3 rd Shift

  • Monday – Friday; 22:30 – 07:00

Job Description

Maintains a working knowledge of continuous improvement and applies concepts and processes to the satisfaction of all accrediting agency requirements for the section:

  • Assists bench technologist in solving QC and technical problems

  • Reviews, evaluates and oversees corrective action for monthly QC

  • Proficiency testing

  • Oversees distribution, reviews returned results, completes corrective action as needed

  • Prepares reports for Clinical Pathologist as needed

  • Participates on CI and Process Improvement teams

  • Documents review for selected result and/or maintenance logs, billing programs, etc

  • Adheres to CAP checklist requirements

  • Performs yearly review of procedures and makes revisions as needed for compliance

  • Participates in yearly CAP checklist (interim and 2 year)

Maintains technical knowledge and uses technical skills to participate in daily operation of the section including:

  • Assumes bench duties as scheduled

  • Evaluates workload and assists as needed

  • Research new methods and systems

  • Assists in technical troubleshooting

  • Meets continuing education requirements

  • Prepares and/or assists in bench, daily, weekend and holiday schedules

  • Makes adjustments for workload, maintenance and unscheduled workflow problems

Complies with safety, infection prevention, continuous improvement and continuing education programs.

  • Adheres to section, laboratory, hospital and system guidelines, procedures and policies

  • Models compliance behavior in all regulatory requirements

  • Provides documentation for annual review

Provides leadership and communication links between the technical staff, the nontechnical staff, the managers and the laboratory director.

  • Provides problem solving expertise and leadership skills in technical training, information systems and workload problems and issues

  • Exhibits written and oral communication skills

  • Participates in student and employee training and orientation as needed

  • Assists in HR activities as directed by the manager or director

  • Acts as laboratory supervisor in the absence of section managers as needed.

  • Payroll activities as needed

  • Participates in leadership activities and continuing education

  • Models good work habits to include attendance and productivity

  • Activates appropriate procedures for downtime and oversees recovery as necessary

Participates and fulfills project assignments, facility changes, new methods or instrument implementation.

  • Participates in budget preparation

  • Manages supplies, reagent inventory, costs and section charges

  • Participates in writing of new procedures and/or installation of new instruments including computer testing and documentation

  • Participates on interdisciplinary teams

Participates, as directed, in the development and/or maintenance of information system files and applications as required by the laboratory and section/cost center.

  • New application testing

  • File maintenance and/or testing in the LIS/HIS

  • Program development or maintenance

Manages resources within the guideline of the section/cost center budget and productivity indicators.

  • Provides information for budget preparation

  • Participates in the evaluation of resource costs

  • Places supply orders

  • Monitors use of supplies and personnel resources

  • Investigates supply and delivery issues

  • Meets productivity targets

  • Meets budget targets, i.e. cost/test targets


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

  • Preferred: Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological science

  • Individual hired as a CLS II/CLS Ld prior to January 3, 2010 will be grandfathered to the MLS Ld position with existing education.

  • 4 years’ experience in a medical laboratory

  • 2 years supervisory experience preferred

Required License/Certification:

  • MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP) or equivalent (AMT, AAB, HHS, NCA, HEW, CLS- CA, FL, NY state license, Philippine Board of Technical Technology) required upon hire Or

  • Preferred: MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP)

  • M(ASCP) - Microbiology if working in Microbiology required upon hire Or

  • BB(ASCP) - Blood Banking if working in Blood Bank required 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 in Word, Excel or other data bases

  • Administrative skills to compile statistics and maintain logs

  • Ability to multitask

  • Preferred: Experience with Cerner Millennium LIS

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

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  • 2020 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (6 th year in a row)

  • 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 th year in a row)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 and 2019)

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