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Med Tech-Microbiology Lab-Mercy Medical Center-PRN (Days)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/28/2017
Job Title: 
Med Tech-Microbiology Lab-Mercy Medical Center-PRN (Days)
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Des Moines
Job Description:   **Med Tech-Microbiology Lab-Mercy Medical Center-PRN (Days)** **Description** **GENERAL SUMMARY** **:** Performs tests and procedures in assigned sections, including those which require exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimum supervision. Independently performs qualitative and quantitative tests, following established guidelines and predetermined criteria. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge, critical thinking skills, and judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them. May be assigned to assume the duties of a charge technologist. **ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS** **:** + Performs complex laboratory procedures utilizedfor the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age toinclude neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults;recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problemsusing scientific principles. + Analyzes quality control data, makes judgmentsconcerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracyand precision. + Assists and supports quality management systemsand performance improvement initiatives. Utilizes LEAN principles/productivitystandards. + Performs preventive maintenance and basictroubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment. + Works independently, organizing work to meetestablished deadlines and records. + Performs new instrument or procedureimplementation and training. + Maintains supply inventories. + Trains new employees and acts as a preceptor formedical laboratory science students. + Operates laboratory information systems,personal computers, and instrument-related computer software. **MARGINAL FUNCTIONS** **:** + Serves on hospital and laboratory committees as requestedby supervisor/manager. + Performssupervisory functions as delegated by supervisor/manager. + Acts as technical resource for the client services andspecimen processing areas. + Provides assistance to other laboratory teammembers. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED** **:** + Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or inChemistry, Biology, or related field. + One-year clinical internship in a NationalAccrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited clinicallaboratory science program or approved alternate career path that meetscertification eligibility requirements. + Certification in one of the following: + Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or MedicalTechnologist (MT) bythe American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) + Medical Technologist (MT) by the AmericanMedical Technologists (AMT) + Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Associationof Bioanalysts (AAB). + A person may be hired into this position if he/she hascompleted the educational requirements and is eligible for the certificationexam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire. **Job** Laboratory **Primary Location** IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Every Third **Req ID:** 2017-R0129958
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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