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Med Tech Microbiology Laboratory PT

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Catholic Health Initiatives

Des Moines, IA

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GENERAL SUMMARY: Performs tests and procedures in assigned sections,including those which require exercise of independent judgment and responsibilitywith minimum supervision. Independentlyperforms qualitative and quantitative tests, following established guidelinesand predetermined criteria. Identifiesproblems that may adversely affect test performance and\/or results and usesknowledge, critical thinking skills, and judgment to troubleshoot and resolvethem. May be assigned to assume theduties 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. 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: \u00a0Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or MedicalTechnologist (MT) bythe American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) \u00a0Medical Technologist (MT) by the AmericanMedical Technologists (AMT) \u00a0Medical 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. We\u2019re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Mercy Medical Center

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Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. 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. 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.

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