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Medical Lab Scientist II / MLS II Microbiology

Location
Killeen, Texas
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
11 Nov 2022
Overview

As a Medical Laboratory Scientist, you will perform clinical laboratory testing and assist in promoting a quality of service based on accuracy and timeliness in reporting results. Under general supervision the Medical Laboratory Scientists are responsible for assisting the department manager in the effective operation of the laboratory through the coordination of all activities in their respective responsibilities.


JOB COMPETENCIES:
 

  • Personal Effectiveness - Meets established timelines; follows through to ensure completion of assigned objectives, seeks feedback to improve performance, and demonstrates a positive, can do attitude
  • Innovation and change - Looks for opportunities to improve processes and services, makes an effort to learn and develop new skills, and is resourceful and enthusiastic in responding to new challenges
  • Fostering Teamwork - Is open and honest in dealing with others, demonstrates commitment to team objectives, and sees challenges facing department and helps the team to address them
  • Quality Services - Delivers high quality services to internal and external customers, accepts responsibility and takes action to address quality issues, and helps operations & services respond to the needs of caregivers
  • Integrity - Adheres to a standard of ethical conduct that promotes trust and open communication, earns trust by living up to commitments, and can be counted on to keep confidences

Responsibilities

  • Anticipates and responds to changing and/or emergency situations
  • Serves as a positive resource for peers and students
  • Promotes teamwork
  • Assumes charge/shift leader as appropriate
  • Processes all applicable specimens in the laboratory
  • Performs tests following established department policies and procedures exercising independent judgment when necessary
  • Operates monitors and maintains laboratory equipment according to established policies and procedures
  • Performs and documents defined quality control procedures required for tests assayed
  • Maintains education (independent study) as outlined in 2005 ASCP requirements (36 hours CE during a 3 year period)
  • Serves as a resource for MT I, MLTs and Clinical Lab Assistants
  • Follows established procedures for the environment of care and laboratory safety
  • Accepts responsibility for learning and maintaining knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures
  • Maintains current on department based competencies, including all regulatory requirements
  • Remains current on procedures for the environment of care and laboratory safety
  • Pursues professional and educational development
  • Develops goals aligned with the department/network goals
  • Uses time, supplies, equipment and resources judiciously
  • Utilizes time management skills to complete work
  • Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance as needed
  • Utilizes appropriate chain of command
  • Utilizes courtesy and sensitivity, demonstrates effective and respectful communications
  • Cooperates in staffing and scheduling requirements to meet the needs of the department.
  • Participates as a team member by assisting others with patient care needs, department activities, etc.
  • Supports a culture of patient and staff safety
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education/Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field is required

 

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:

  • Current certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (General) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) or Medical Technologist by the American Medical Technologists MT (AMT) is required
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Details

  • Job Reference: 777057434-2
  • Date Posted: 11 November 2022
  • Recruiter: Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
  • Location: Killeen, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent