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Medical Lab Scientist II

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Taylorville
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Overview
Collects, prepares and handles specimens for analysis from patients of all ages. Performs scientific work in the laboratory for a wide variety of laboratory procedure using both manual and automated methods. Serves as a resource for Level I Med Tech and other lab staff.

Qualifications
Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Registered MLS (ASCP)/MT (ASCP)/BS MT ASCP I/MT(NCA) required.
Experience:
  • At least 4 years work experience as a MLS or equivalent.
Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Moderate physical effort.
Responsibilities
  • Performs all technical skills required at the level of Medical Laboratory Scientist II according to laboratory policy.
  • Operates hospital computer system acquiring necessary patient information to enter, delete or credit the patient account.
  • Follows all established departmental procedures.
  • Participates in continuing education and maintaining a level of skill and knowledge outlined by an accrediting agency.
  • Promotes good communication and interpersonal skills in accordance to laboratory policy.
  • Actively participates in competency assessment process.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance and repairs on lab instrumentation. Calibrate instruments to assure accuracy.
  • Performs analytical and decision-making functions without direct supervision, recognizes unexpected results, and take necessary corrective action.
    • Provides technical and analytic interpretive skills for Medical Laboratory Science I, and supports educational activities for the Medical Laboratory Scientist I and peers in these skills.
    • Integrates and relates laboratory data generated by various sections in making judgments regarding possible discrepancies.
  • Assists in the preparation and presentation of teaching materials for the Laboratory department
  • May be asked to assist with evaluation and/or development of new test procedures, monitors them for unexpected problems or sources of error.
  • May be asked to assist in researching, reviewing and writing of technical procedures.
  • Assists in orientation/training of new employees as directed.
  • Obtains blood and body fluids from inpatients/outpatients of all ages as requested by authorized personnel.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and theory behind instrumentation. Operates all instrumentation in assigned areas and performs technical procedures.
  • Assures quality and timeliness of patient results, assists with investigation of any problems.
  • Recognizes unexpected results, error and problems with patient tests.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information regarding all patient testing/results as details in hospital policy.
  • Conserves hospital resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to perform job duties.
  • Assures compliance with all local, state, federal and national agencies.
  • Contributes by promptly greeting patients and offering assistance.
  • Reports to work on time and meets acceptable standards for attendance. Must be able to work assigned schedule including holidays and weekends.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Medical Lab Scientist II, Other , Taylorville, Illinois

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