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Medical Technologist Microbiology Lab Mercy Medical Center PT WEP

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Catholic Health Initiatives

Des Moines, IA

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GENERAL SUMMARY : Performstests and procedures in assigned sections, including those which requireexercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimumsupervision. Independently performsqualitative and quantitative tests, following established guidelines andpredetermined criteria. Identifies problemsthat may adversely affect test performance and\/or results and uses knowledge,critical thinking skills, and judgment to troubleshoot and resolve them. May be assigned to assume the duties of acharge technologist. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION S : Performscomplex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment ofdisease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children,adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expectedresults; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Analyzesquality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takesappropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision. Assistsand supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.Utilizes LEAN principles\/productivity standards. Performspreventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation andequipment. Worksindependently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records. Performsnew instrument or procedure implementation and training. Maintainssupply inventories. Trainsnew employees and acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students. Operateslaboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-relatedcomputer software. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS : Serveson hospital and laboratory committees as requested by supervisor\/manager. Performssupervisory functions as delegated by supervisor\/manager. Acts as technical resource for the client services andspecimen processing areas. Providesassistance to other laboratory team members. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED : Bachelor'sdegree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field. One-year clinicalinternship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science(NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approvedalternate career path that meets certification eligibility requirements. Certification in oneof the following: \u00a0Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or MedicalTechnologist (MT) by the American Societyof Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) \u00a0MedicalTechnologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) \u00a0MedicalTechnologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB). Aperson may be hired into this position if he\/she has completed the educational requirementsand is eligible for the certification exam. The exam must be successfullycompleted within six (6) months of hire. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES : Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times Adheres to and exhibits our core values:\u00a0 Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.\u00a0 Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.\u00a0 Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve\/maintain quality. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community CatholicHealth Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers cbchi 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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