MLS PRN

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Location:
Plano, TX US
Job ID:
98654
Department:
Laboratory
Area of Interest:
Laboratory
Job Type:
PRN
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Plano

Qualifications/Duties:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) PRN for their laboratory.

Hours:
• PRN (As needed)
• Various hour and shifts available with main focus on night shift and weekends

Required Minimum Education:
• Associates Degree for a MLT or a Bachelor’s 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
• Preferred: 2 years’ experience in a Medical Laboratory

Required License/Certification:
• MLT(ASCP), MT (ASCP) or 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 (Including but not limited to):
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

Professional:
•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

Safety:
•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 Plano is a 366-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano, Frisco and surrounding communities since 1991. This full-service facility features a full range of specialties including emergency medicine, cardiology, adult and adolescent behavioral health, pediatrics, an adult intensive care unit and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on its medical staff in more than 67 specialties. The hospital is a 2008 TAPE recipient, a Level III trauma center, a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, hip and knee Center of Excellence and certified Primary Stroke Center. The hospital has also been named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County and a Gold-Level Mother Friendly business. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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