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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) for their laboratory. Position is in Microbiology and Special Procedures Lab.

• Full Time; 3rd Shift
• 8 On/6 Off; Wednesday – Wednesday 2100-0730

Required Minimum Education:
• Associates Degree for a MLT or a Bachelor Degree for a MLS (or attained within 3 months of hire)
• Preferred: Associates degree or Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, Applied Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological Science preferred (proof required)

Required Minimum Experience:
• Internship in an approved Medical Technician or Medical Technology training program required
• Preferred: 2 years’ experience in a Medical Laboratory
•  Plate reading experience is Preferred.

Required License/Certification:
• MLT (ASCP), MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP) OR equivalent (AMT, AAB, HHS, NCA, HEW, CLS- CA, FL, NY state license, Philippine Board of Technical Technology) OR ASCP specialty certification for specific discipline
• Registry must be passed within 3 months of hire date
• Preferred MLT (ASCP), MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP)

Required Skills:
• Strong positive interpersonal skills
• Ability to read, write and speak English clearly
• Problem solving ability, time management skills
• Possess organizational skills to function successfully in a fast paced work environment
• Computer literate
• Preferred: Experience with Cerner Millennium LIS.

Job Responsibilities:
Specimen Testing:
•Evaluates specimen integrity and acceptability prior to testing
•Maintains specimen integrity during testing
•Follows specimen identification protocols throughout entire testing and resulting process

Quality Control:
•Understands and demonstrates Quality control guidelines
•Documents all quality control (LIS or log sheets)
•Troubleshoots, performs and documents remedial action when QC is outside acceptable limits
•Quality control samples processed, handled and reconstituted appropriately

Instrument Maintenance and Calibration:
•Operates instrument within scope of training, utilizing established protocols and procedures
•Performs assigned maintenance and documents appropriately
•Calibrates as required and documents according to laboratory procedure
•Troubleshoots instrument malfunction within scope of training and escalates to appropriate supervisor when appropriate

Laboratory Workflow:
•Receives and stores supplies as they are delivered, maintaining appropriate storage conditions.
•Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting work hours to ensure that sufficient staff are available to meet patient needs
•Supports all areas of the general lab and processing
•Communicates information on test results, reference ranges, critical values and specimen requirements to authorized personnel or physicians

•Maintains educational requirements according to policy
•Maintains professional appearance and decorum
•Interacts with patients, families, hospital staff and physicians as a laboratory ambassador
•Communicates pertinent information to next shift and coworkers

•Follows HIPAA guidelines
•Personal protective equipment utilized as required
•Work area is kept clean and orderly using appropriate disinfectant
•Hazardous and contaminated waste material disposed of according to hospital guidelines

Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit.  Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers . The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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