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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Rivers Edge Hospital

Location: Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 22, 2024
Position Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist
Location: SAINT PETER, MN
Employement Type: Non-Exempt
Base Pay: $31.14 - $41.19 / Hour
Description: Responsibilities:
• Perform diagnostic laboratory procedures that provide timely and accurate test results for providers use in appropriately diagnosing and treating patients.
• Participate in our Laboratory's Quality Assurance Plan.
• Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction by practicing River's Edge Hospital's Standards of Behavior.
• Understanding that the clinical Lab exists to service patients.
• Showing initiative and/or cooperation to maintain work flow.
• Participating in teamwork.
• Wear a Vocera every day for your whole shift to effectively communicate with other departments and your co-workers.
• Recognizing testing and lab priorities and act accordingly.
• Exercising good judgment in non-routine situations.
• Communicating effectively (orally and in writing) with other workers, supervisors, patients, and the public.
• Communicating test results, normal ranges and specimen requirements.
• Answering inquires about test results, methods, specificity, sensitivity, and specific factors that can influence test results.
• Seeking assistance or clarification when needed: accepting constructive criticism.
• Adhering to federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines. (OSHA, CLIA)
• Adapting to changes in practice, accepting and implementing approved changes and learning new tasks.
• Taking responsibility for one's own career development, seeking out and participating in appropriate continuing education.
• Managing stress and resolve conflicts.
• Perform EKGs. (Mortara ELI 380) • EKG Rhythm Strip-Lead II when ordered by the provider.
• Right sided EKG when ordered by provider.
• Pediatric EKGs.
• Perform only those waived, moderate, and/or high complexity tests that are authorized by the Lab Manager and require a degree skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience and technical abilities.
• Follow the Lab's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
• Properly identify and collect adequate specimens for laboratory testing via the following collection processes: • Venipuncture
• Capillary collection
• Arterial collection (Radial only)
• Participate in proficiency testing program.
• Adhere to the Laboratory's quality control policy and procedures; document all quality control activities, instruments and procedure calibrations and maintenance performed.
• Follow the Lab's established polices and procedures whenever test systems are not within the Lab's established acceptable levels of performance.
• Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problem or immediately notify the Lab Manager, Senior Lab Tech, Technical Supervisor, or Clinical Consultant.
• Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the Lab's established performance specifications.
• Possess a working knowledge of reagent stability and storage.
• Is knowledgeable and adheres to Patient Bill of Rights and hospital policies relating to privacy, confidentiality and respect (HIPAA).
• Is knowledgeable in and follows and promotes facility policies and procedures including, but not limited to Infection Control, Safety, Quality Assurance, Lab's Chemical Hygiene Program, etc.
• Must be flexible with sharing scheduled weekends, holidays, evening shift, and overnight scheduled shift.
• Is willing to serve on facility committees when asked to do so (Employee Safety Committee).
• Is willing to participate in CQI and other lab projects.
• Must be flexible with sharing training duties for new employees and MLT/MLS students with other Lab personnel when requested to do so.
• Must be trained and certified to collect Urine Drug Screens for DOT and Non-DOT employees.
Requirements: • Have earned a Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) from an accredited institution or any Biologic Science or Chemistry Degree, and must be certified by ASCP or equivalent. If not already certified, new graduates must be eligible obtain MLS Certification within one year of employment.
• Must be certified with one of the following: ASCP, HEW, HHS, ASMT.
• Must be able to travel to other work sites as needed with own transportation.
• Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) or will be certified within six months of hire through the American Heart Association.
Summary: Full-time (1.0, 80 hours per two weeks). This position is primarily evening shift (1400-2230), occasional days and overnights. Every other weekend and rotating holidays.
Bonus:
$5,000 at hire, $5,000 on anniversary date to max of $15,000 total.
Benefits:
Employees at River’s Edge Hospital enjoy a traditional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Other benefits include:
• Paid Holidays
• National Certification Bonus
• ,, defined pension benefit plan, 457 Retirement plans
• Employer paid parental leave
• Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts
• Employee referral bonus
• Longevity Bonus
• Voluntary accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity
• Employer paid short term disability
• Clothing Allowance
• Tuition reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness
• Free membership to LiveWell Fitness Center
Compensation details: 31.14-41.19 Hourly Wage
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