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Medical Technologist PRN

El Paso, TX, United States

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Description

SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

About Del Sol Medical Center

Since 1974, Del Sol Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and the surrounding region. As a full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso with a Level II Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand our services to meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing special expertise in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, a Center of Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic, a Level II Trauma Center, and a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital. 

The physicians, nurses and staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providing the highest quality care with compassion and integrity.

POSITION SUMMARY: 
Under general supervision, performs routine, complex or specialized bacteriological, hematological, chemical, immunological, serological and immunoassay procedures on body fluids which will aid in the diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment of diseases while maintaining the highest standards of medical technology. He/she must maintain the highest standards of any and all accrediting agencies. The medical technologist performs related quality control and clerical work as required.
 
POPULATION SERVED: 
Clinical Laboratory services performed on patients from Neonate to Geriatric ages.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1.   Medical Technologist Responsibilities (Testing Personnel Responsibilities -  CMS)
        1. Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and

 maintaining records of patient test results.

        2.  Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient

             Specimens.
        3.  Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and   
             procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
        4.  Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the  
             laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
        5.  Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results   
             and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the Supervisor, Laboratory Manager or 
             Director.          
      6.   Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established  
            performance specifications.
 
  1. Performs clinical laboratory assays in one or more of the technical disciplines.
  2. Demonstrates good knowledge concerning techniques and theory.
  3. Performs tests accurately and precisely according to written policies and procedures and established practices.   
  4. Learns and adapts well to new instrumentation and techniques.
  5. Ensures that assay results are reported in a timely, legible, and meaningful format with appropriate reference values and/or interpretive comments and delivered to the appropriate clinical practitioner/clinical area.       
  6. Ensures that test selection and reference ranges are appropriate for the age of the patient.
  7. Performs duties with minimal supervision, showing appropriate independent judgment.
 
  1. Ensures timely availability of laboratory results.
  2. Organizes work and work area for efficiency of performance.
  3. Performs work with sufficient speed to allow acceptable turnaround time of results.
  4. Demonstrates good productivity as judged by efficient use of time and volume of testing and other duties performed.
  5. Prioritizes work appropriate to relative importance and critical nature.
  6. Immediately reports and documents critical values.
 
  1. Ensures the quality of analyses through quality control, quality assurance, and maintenance activity.
  2. Performs quality control activities appropriate to each assay performed, and responds appropriately to outlier results.
  3. Successfully participates in proficiency testing activities in each technical area for which the employee has responsibilities.
  4. Participates in preventive maintenance and repair of instrumentation.
  5. Participates in preparation of calibrators, reagents and other materials.
 
  1. Participates in training and educational activities for the laboratory.
  2. Helps train new employees or those with less experience in a technical area.
  3. Participates in providing in-service education for the laboratory and other hospital personnel.
     
  4. Performs other related duties as directed or required.
 
 
PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES:
  1. Individual Leadership: Demonstrates confidence in own skills, knowledge and ability and opportunities for personal growth and ability to accept and adapt change.
  2. Customer Service: Demonstrates customer service skills with both internal and external customers.
  3. Transcultural Sensitivity: Treats patients/customers as individuals with unique values, beliefs, and practices.
  4. Risk Management/Patient/Customer Safety: Demonstrates patient/customer safety according to policies and procedures.
  5. Educator: Identifies, implements, and/or evaluates opportunities for patient/family education.
  6. Infection Control: Demonstrates infection control practices congruent with policies and procedures.
  7. Performance Improvement: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates performance improvement activities at the department level.
  8. Financial Accountability: Identifies opportunities for waste reduction and department efficiency.
  9. Information Management: Demonstrates adherence to information management policies and procedures, maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  10. Communication: Works as a team member through interaction, assistance and demonstration of appropriate communication skills and reporting/activation of the chain of command appropriately.
  11. Practices Professionalism: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates personal performance.
  12. Ethics/Compliance: Performs all duties ethically, complying with all policies and procedures, federal, state, and local laws.
  13. Environment of care: Demonstrates accountability in role and responsibilities of the 7 Environment of Care plans.
  14. Job Specific:  Medical Technologist
     

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS
Current BCLS certification required. 
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory science from an accredited university.
 
PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Preferred certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, MT(ASCP), MLS (ASCP), CLS (ASCP) or an equivalent accrediting agency.  Preferred general 1-2 years of clinical laboratory experience or equivalent clinical laboratory training. 
 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
Ability to relate professionally with people, analytical abilities, ability to problem solve, train employees and to interact with the team.  Organizational skills, time management skills, written and verbal communications skills required.  Excellent customer service skills required.  Ability to navigate through information using acquired computer abilities and skills.
 
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Del Sol Medical Center
Facility: Del Sol Medical Center
Job ID: 01512-19847
Category: Laboratory
Contract: PRN/Per Diem
Shift: PRN
Job Class: PRN

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