Analyze specimens according to section procedures and policies, ensuring the appropriateness of the sample. Accurately apply the test procedures, confirm unusual results, and reviews and reports all results according to laboratory policy to enable clinicians to perform accurate patient assessments.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent required.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: CLS (NCA),MT (ASCP) or equivalent certification as a medical technologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist as required. Graduates who are Registry eligible may be considered for employment, prior to receiving ASCP or equivalent certification. Must meet CLIA '88 requirements for performing high complexity testing as defined in the Federal Register, Vol. 57; #40, Subpart 493.1489.
SKILLS: Must read and write English and be able tocommunicate effectively. Laboratory equipment operation skills required.
EXPERIENCE: Prefer one year of general laboratory experience.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Laboratory Director
- Bloodborne pathogen A (Routine exposure risk. Routine exposure in daily duties. Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job task.)
May be required to wear gloves, laboratory coat, facemask, goggles. Exposed to carcinogenic, hazardous and flammable chemicals, biohazardous and radioactive materials, sharp needles and blades, infectious specimens, toxic fumes and mental stress.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work more than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing, and equipment failure. Standing, sitting, and/or ambulating for the entire shift assigned. Prefer the ability to move Laboratory supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.