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Texas Health Kaufman

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is seeking a full time Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) for their laboratory.

• Full Time; 3rd Shift
• Variable Days including 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)

Preferred Experience:
• 4 years’ experience working as a MLT in a Hospital setting
• 2 years’ experience working as a MLS in a Hospital setting

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

•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 Kaufman is a 91-bed acute-care, full-service hospital serving Kaufman and Henderson counties and southern Dallas County since 1979. Hospital services include women’s care, cardiac rehabilitation, wound care and diagnostic and imaging services. Texas Health Kaufman was recently recognized as a Pathway to Excellence® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. Our location, 35 miles southeast of downtown Dallas, brings all the perks of country living to your lifestyle and puts the city's best features within convenient reach.
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