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Medical Technologist II (MT or MLS)

Company: The Christ Hospital Health Network
Location: Covington
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Now offering a hiring bonus of up to $20,000 for eligible candidates.Title:Medical Technologist (MT or MLS)Weekend/Holiday: Rotating weekends and holidaysThis position will be scheduled (40) hours per week in the Immediate Response Lab at the main hospital located at 2139 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.Job Overview: Medical Technologists perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures in a wide range of areas: blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology, molecular and microbiology. They provide laboratory test results to allow our physician and nursing staff diagnose, monitor, treat and prevent disease. They perform routine and complex laboratory analyses, identify, troubleshoot and correct problems and develop alternatives when necessary. They stay current in laboratory theory and technique, and assume responsibility for problem-solving. Laboratory testing requires a high level of independent judgment and interpretation.The Medical Technologist may perform the following duties:Performs waived, moderately complex, and highly complex testing as defined by CLIA. Perform analyses on human body fluids (including urine, blood or other body fluids) that require advanced evaluation and judgment skills in areas such as hematology, immunohematology, chemistry, urinalysis, infectious disease and molecular testing.Ensures that specimens received by the laboratory for analysis are acceptable and appropriate.Correlates clinical information and/or previous lab results and reports discrepancies to supervisors and other appropriate personnel.Consult with other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.Prepares reagents necessary for daily operations, performs quality control testing to identify potential issues.Ensures operation of analyzers by calibrating; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.Detect malfunctions as they occur by review of instruments results and troubleshoots the problem with technologist or service representative assistance.Participates in established quality assurance activities, quality control testing of lab reagents and maintenance of equipment.Participates in external proficiency testing and in continuing education opportunities to remain updated on changes in the Medical Technology field.Education & Experience:Route 1: A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist program within the last five years.The education received from a NAACLS accredited MLS program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant's eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.Route 2: MLT(ASCP) certification, AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND two years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S, Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last four years.Route 3: CLA(ASCP)** certification, AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND four years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last eight years.Route 4: A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last ten years.Licenses & Certifications:MLT(ASCP), MT(ASCP) certification or equivalent required

Keywords: The Christ Hospital Health Network, Covington , Medical Technologist II (MT or MLS), Healthcare , Covington, Kentucky

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