Medical Technologist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist ASCP (Microbiology) - PRN

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Posted: November 07, 2017
  • Reference ID: 09727-49611
Research Medical Center - Kansas City, MO

Medical Technologist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist ASCP (Micro) - PRN

At Research Medical Center, above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life . Located in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, Research Medical Center embodies the mission and heart of HCA MidAmerica. We are recognized as a healthcare leader due to our skilled, compassionate and dedicated doctors and nurses. To ensure that we exceed our patients' health care needs, we staff over 700 doctors who represent 29 medical specialties.
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About Research Medical Center

Research Medical Center has served Kansas City and the surrounding area since 1886-and those years have allowed the 590-bed facility to put down meaningful roots in a community that depends on its acute and outpatient medical care services.

The hospital, which offers medical and health clinic services across three Kansas City locations, including the main campus on Meyer Boulevard, the Research Medical Center Brookside Campus on Rockhill Road and Research Psychiatric Center, a Campus of Research Medical Center on 63rd Street. Research Medical Center features a broad range of highly specialized, state-of-the-art services including a Level I Trauma Center; Cycle IV Chest Pain Center; Neuroscience Institute; Level 1 TCD-designated Stroke Center and the region's first Accredited Primary Stroke Center; TIA Clinic; Grossman Burn Center; Liver and Pancreas Institute of Kansas City; the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Research Medical Center; Obstetrics; Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Transplant Institute; and Orthopedics, among others.

Although Research Medical Center receives awards and prestigious recognition from The Joint Commission, the American Heart Association and other high-profile organizations, we don't rest on them-instead, our team members put excellence into action.

Research Medical Center, as part of HCA MidAmerica, does much more than just make an impact on patient lives and the community it serves. Our culture is founded on HCA's tenets of innovation, high-quality care, mutual respect and collaborative teamwork. Our hospital offers career opportunities that challenge, embrace and transform lives. And the unwavering dedication to deliver world-class healthcare is a two-way street: Research Medical Center is committed to its employees and, in turn, employees are committed to its patients and loved ones.

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Research Medical Center is currently looking for a Medical Technologist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist ASCP (Micro) - PRN.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Microbiology Section Manager/Lead Technologist performs preanalytic testing responsibilities including clerical duties, data entry, specimen collection, and specimen processing; performs waived, moderate complexity, and high complexity microbiology testing on blood and body fluids as defined by CLIA 1988; performs post analytic testing responsibilities including test reporting, verification, investigation of technical, instrumental, and/or physiologic causes of unexpected test results, and monitoring of quality control; maintains inventory of supplies and reagents; maintains non-analytic equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, and centrifuges; maintains a safe work area; demonstrates professional work habits and interpersonal skills; participates in performance improvement activities, evaluation of new test methodologies/instrumentation, and management of laboratory data; correlates abnormal laboratory data with pathologic states to determine validity and/or whether follow-up tests should be performed; teaches theory and procedures using educational methodology to clinical laboratory science (medical technology) students; assists with the orientation and training of MLT/CLT, Non-registered, and Registered MT/CLS Registered employees. The primary analytic responsibilities for the employee will be in the Microbiology section of the Laboratory.
Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science or related science required OR Bachelor degree & certification in subspecialty area OR "Grandfathered" as medical technologist by CLIA '88

Knowledge/Professional Licensure/Registration/Certification: Certification as MT (ASCP)/CLS (NCA) or as appropriate, subspecialty certification such as BB(ASCP), C(ASCP), M(ASCP), etc. required. New graduates will be given a one year grace period from their graduation date to achieve proper ASCP/CLS certification. A new graduate will be required to sign a letter agreement stipulating this requirement.

Administrative Skills: Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high degree of accuracy; detail oriented, verbal communication

Equipment/Machine Skills: Basic laboratory equipment & instrumentation; keyboarding

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