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Texas Health Resources Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - Laboratory in Kaufman, Texas

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) PRN- Laboratory

Fast-paced, high volume Laboratory department is looking for top skilled Medical Laboratory Technician’s. Is that you?

Work location: Texas Health Kaufman 850 Ed Hall Dr. Kaufman TX, 75142

Work hours: PRN – As Needed – Must be able to work nights in addition to days and evenings.

Laboratory Department highlights:

  • Small generalist lab who primarily serves the emergency department and med surg.

  • Serves fast growing population in Kaufman County

  • Community hospital close to I-175

Here’s What You Need

  • Associate degree Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological science preferred; must be attained within 3 months of hire required

  • Other Education equivalent to an associate degree in a laboratory science or medical technology Must include at least 60 hours or equivalent from an accredited institution that include at a minimum either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses that include at least 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination required

  • Associate degree Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological science preferred; must be attained within 3 months of hire preferred

  • Internship in an approved Medical Technology training program required

  • Two years’ experience in a Medical Laboratory preferred

  • MLT(ASCP) - Medical Lab Technician MLT(ASCP) or equivalent (AMT, AAB, HHS, NCA, HEW, CLS- CA, FL, NY state license, Philippine Board of Technical Technology) Registry must be attained within 3 months of hire date. Prefer MLT(ASCP) 90 Days Required

  • 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.

What You Will Do

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

  • 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.

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

  • Adheres 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 reviews QC and ensures 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.

  • Follow laboratory protocol for proficiency testing.

Safety

  • Incorporates safety/infection control measures into work practices.

  • Follows HIPAA guidelines.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows all hospital and lab safety/infection control policies and procedures.

Additional perks of being a Texas Health Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, Paid Parental Leave, flex spending, tuition reimbursement, student Loan forgiveness as well as several other benefits.

  • A supportive, team environment with outstanding opportunities for growth.

  • Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

  • Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org .

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