Medical Laboratory Technician in El Paso, Texas, United States
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Las Palmas Medical Center

Medical Laboratory Technician

El Paso, TX, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Laboratory   Job ID: 39704
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About Las Palmas Medical Center

Las Palmas Medical Center offers comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level III Trauma), Cardiology, Women’s Services, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. Las Palmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region. Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses and staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community with compassionate, quality healthcare.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent total compensation package, for various positions including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, student loan assistance program, and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Introduction

Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a(an) Medical Laboratory Tech with Las Palmas Medical Center you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!

Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Las Palmas Medical Center, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K(100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

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Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the Las Palmas Medical Center family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Medical Laboratory Tech to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!

Job Summary and Qualifications

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. Performs related quality control and clerical work as required.

POPULATION SERVED:

Clinical Laboratory services performed on patients from Neonate to Geriatric ages.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

A. Medical Laboratory Technician 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 test 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.

B. Able to maintain competency in performing test procedures and report test results promptly, accurately and

proficiently. Evaluations will be performed using the following competency observations.

1. Direct observations of routine patient test performance, including patient preparation, if applicable, specimen handling, processing and testing;

2. Monitoring the recording and reporting of test results;

3. Review of intermediate test results or worksheets, quality control records, proficiency testing results, and preventive maintenance records;

4. Direct observation of performance of instrument maintenance and function checks.

5. Assessment of test performance through testing previously analyzed specimens, internal blind testing samples or external proficiency testing samples; and,

6. Assessment of problem solving skills

C. Performs clinical laboratory assays in one or more of the technical disciplines.

1. Demonstrates good knowledge concerning techniques and theory.

2. Performs tests accurately and precisely according to written policies and procedures and established practices.

3. Learns and adapts well to new instrumentation and techniques.

4. 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.

5. Ensures that test selection and reference ranges are appropriate for the age of the patient.

6. Performs duties with minimal supervision, showing appropriate independent judgment.

D. Ensures timely availability of laboratory results.

1. Organizes work and work area for efficiency of performance.

2. Performs work with sufficient speed to allow acceptable turnaround time of results.

3. Demonstrates good productivity as judged by efficient use of time and volume of testing and other duties performed.

4. Prioritizes work appropriate to relative importance and critical nature.

5. Immediately reports and documents critical values.

E. Ensures the quality of analyses through quality control, quality assurance, and maintenance activity.

1. Performs quality control activities appropriate to each assay performed, and responds appropriately to outlier results.

2. Successfully participates in proficiency testing activities in each technical area for which the employee has responsibilities.

3. Participates in preventive maintenance and repair of instrumentation.

4. Participates in preparation of calibrators, reagents and other materials.

F. Participates in training and educational activities for the laboratory.

1. Helps train new employees or those with less experience in a technical area.

2. Participates in providing in-service education for the laboratory and other hospital personnel.

G. 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 Laboratory Technician (MLT)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands require performing all essential functions of this position as assigned. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position may require the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities including but not limited to, back support belts, gloves, masks and safety glasses.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

None

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Associates degree in Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technology.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Preferred general 1-2 years of clinical laboratory experience or equivalent clinical laboratory training. Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) preferred.

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. Excellent customer service skills required. Ability to navigate through information using acquired computer abilities and skills.

Las Palmas Medical Centeris a300+ bedfull-service hospital in El Paso. It is home tothe region’s onlykidney transplant center. The facility offers arange of servicesincluding emergency care with aLevel III trauma center, cardiac care, women’s services, pediatric care and NICU, cancer care, and more. Las Palmas Medical Center is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare. We are a leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region that is part of HCA Healthcare.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Medical Laboratory Tech opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by February 28, 2022, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption.

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