Med Technologist

Requisition ID
2021-154724
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8a - 5p
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-DES MOINES

Overview

MercyOne_IowaCommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Sign on bonus or Educational Assistance

 

  • Uses educational and technical expertise to troubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performance and analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status.
  • Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records.
  • Maintains supply inventories.
  • Trains new employees and acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students.
  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

 

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
  • One-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory     career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.
  •      Science (NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approved alternate
  • Certification in one of the following:
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
    • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
    • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
  • A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the educational requirements and is eligible for the certification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.
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