MEDICAL LAB TECHNICIAN
Company: CHI Health
Location: Grand Island
Posted on: January 7, 2019
Position Type: Regular Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 64 Primary Location: NE > GRAND ISLAND > ST FRANCIS CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University?s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com. ? This position contributes to the mission and vision of CHI Health by performs laboratory analysis, confirms and verifies results according to established Quality Assurance protocol. ? Identifies problems (technical, instrumental, physiological), evaluates alternatives, and determines solutions. ? Exhibits absolute integrity and professionalism. Follows all standard laboratory procedures and policies, including patient preparation and identification. Properly collects and prepares specimens including labeling, ? handling, preservation or fixation, processing, transportation and storage. Critically evaluates specimens & correlates all lab results to the clinical picture of each individual. Communicates and documents testing and results in a timely manner to clinical personnel involved in patient care. ? Operates, calibrates, conducts performance checks, and maintains clinical lab instruments & equipment with appropriate documentation. ? Recognizes & corrects basic instrument malfunctions; refers serious problems to supervisor. ? Maintains competency as assigned with timely completion of testing. Follows Lean Principles and standard work, laboratory procedures and policies. ? Adheres to all laboratory procedures, policies and Job Guidance Sheets. ? Meet department defined turnaround times by working collaboratively with all parts of the process. Gives constructive input to improve processes. Follows CAP and all regulatory guidelines, demonstrating consistent adherence to national safety goals. ? Shows improvement in decreasing common verified errors. Maintains a professional knowledge base of ? laboratory science by accumulating the minimum CEUs required per year . ? Participates in departmental meetings, inservices, & committees (quality assurance, safety, infection control). Communicates positively about CHI Health and with all lab staff, nurses, doctors, patients, & clinic staff. ? Respectfully acknowledges those not normally in your work area, and those communicating to you. ? Respond to all requests in an appropriate timeframe. ? Utilizes WOW and CARE tools. ? Smiles and has eye contact with those in work environment. ?? Maintains a clean and orderly work environment. ? Shares responsibility for keeping workplace clean, safe, and in good repair. Provides clinical orientation and supervision for new or less skilled laboratory personnel and for students in training. May lecture and provide continuing education demonstrations. In the absence of the general supervisor, may provide general supervision. Carries out the mission of this hospital through quality of service and maintaining a cooperative effort with staff, and a caring attitude toward patients, visitors, and co-workers. ?? Actively contributes to the total overall scope of lab services, understanding the final lab product, its uses, and their accountability to see it is delivered by participating as part of the lab team to ensure accurate and timely services that produces a cumulative summary report that is understandable. Interacts with bio-medical staff and servicemen for instrument malfunction. Stocks work area and notes inventory. Experience Required : ? None Preferred : ? One year in applicable section of laboratory. ? Education/Licensure Require d: Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent. AND Certification by the ASCP Board of Registry/Board of Certification ? (Bachelor's degree not required if registered before 1960), if educated in the United States or ASCP eligible. ? Must be registered with the ASCP within 6 months of hire. ? Employees hired before May 1, 2003 are grandfathered into the previous requirements and are exempt from the necessary registration. ? OR Have had their academic degrees obtained outside the United State and its territories validated as by an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluations Services, Inc. (NACES) as equivalent to those granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. ? ??????????? OR Successful completion of an official US military medical laboratory procedures training course of at least 50 weeks duration and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Lab Technician). ??????????? OR Meet the requirements of highly complex testing by CLIA?88. ? ??????????? ? Knowledge/Skills/Abilities : Problem solving skills are required. ? Communication skills are required. ? Performing scientific testing on laboratory instruments is required. ? Knowledge of particular testing to be performed is desired. ? Ability to use lab equipment, general clerical equipment, telephones and computers is required. ? Job requires continuous reading skills, verbal communication skills and written communication skills. Working Conditions: Normal laboratory environment. Exposure to biological and chemical hazards. ? Routine periods of sitting, walking, and standing required. Additional Information Requisition ID: 2018-R0190802 Schedule: Full-time
Keywords: CHI Health, Grand Island , MEDICAL LAB TECHNICIAN, Professions , Grand Island, Nebraska
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