Med Tech/MLT MercyOne Primghar Hospital
MercyOne

Primghar, Iowa

Posted in Medical and Nursing


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Job Info


Employment Type:
Full time
Shift:
Rotating Shift

Description:
Under limited supervision, performs the most common laboratory tests. These include both routine and stat tests performed on various instruments following laboratory procedure and policy.
Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne, we understand elevating patient-centered care comes from the efforts of all colleagues. We imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health care.

What we offer:

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs
  • Education reimbursement
  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision
  • Paid time off
  • Long- and short-term leave
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance coverage

What you will do:
  • Adheres to established policy and procedure when performing laboratory testing, quality control, and verifying and reporting results.
  • Is skilled in Specimen Acquisition, to include Arterial collections.
  • Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.
  • Follows protocol related to Critical Values, Delta Checks, or reporting notations. Contacts nursing unit personnel with regard to results and for clarification of requests or other routine problems arising about specimens and requests.
  • Calibrates and operates laboratory equipment used in performance of the tests pertinent to the section to which assigned. Competent to calibrate instruments and perform correlation studies on new lots of reagents.
  • Prepares standards, reagents and other materials used in testing.
  • Participates in Proficiency Testing.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of unusual problems such as unacceptable specimens, equipment malfunctions and quality control aberrations, in accordance with section policy or procedure.
  • Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with bio-hazardous materials. Maintains a clean, safe work environment at all times. Adheres to Laboratory Safety P&P related to spills and/or exposures.
  • Participates in departmental Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance, and Continuing Education initiatives.
  • Performs phlebotomy and obtains arterial specimens as necessary to assist in specimen procurement.
  • Assists in the training of new employees.
  • Strives to be a good steward of reagents, supplies, and disposables.
  • Maintains a clean and disinfected work area.
  • Is responsible for assigned work schedule including on-call, weekend and holiday coverage.

What we are looking for:

Med Tech
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or health-related science. Ongoing education, training and certification may be required to meet prevailing regulatory requirements.
  • MT (ASCP), MT (AMT) or CLS (NCA) certification or certification eligible preferred.
  • Must meet Clia 493.1489 standards for high complexity testing.
MLT
  • Associate degree, certification or college degree required. MLT (ASCP) or CLT (NCA) certification or certification eligible preferred. In lieu of certification, would consider a minimum of two years of college with science courses (two years of related hospital experience would be considered the equivalent of one year of college). A specific related accredited course in a clinical laboratory would be equivalent to one year of college.
  • Must meet CLIA 493.1489 standards for high complexity testing. Requires completion of twelve (12) hours of laboratory related continuing education annually.
  • Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency, at least annually, through performance of proficiency testing, direct observation by peers and/or superiors, written exam or any other method devised or utilized by this organization to document competency evaluation.

Why MercyOne Western Iowa?

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

About MercyOne and Trinity Health

We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life so you can get well-and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond. MercyOne Western Iowa is a member of Trinity Health

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Our Mission defines us:

MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.

Our timeless Values guide us:
  • Reverence
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to the Poor
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Justice
  • Stewardship

MercyOne Cultural Beliefs direct us:
  • Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.
  • Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.
  • Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.
  • Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.
  • Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.


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