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Medical Lab Scientist II

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Omaha
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care - a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It's helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient's needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.Job Summary:An intermediate Medical Laboratory Scientist that conducts diagnostic laboratory tests that are important in detecting, analyzing, and treating a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions.Responsibilities:Essential Functions Perform duties of a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

  • Accurately perform, evaluate appropriateness and report tests/analyses requested on patient specimens on all assigned routine benches.
  • Utilizes time efficiently to complete assignments and assist coworkers.
  • Quality control is completed and documented 100% of the time.
  • Calibration is completed and documented 100% of the time.
  • Routine maintenance is completed and documented 100% of the time.
  • Compliant per PPE guidelines 100% of the time.
  • Accommodates patient and laboratory needs by professionally responding to requests for flexibility in duties, schedules, and staffing.
  • Identify problems and initiate immediate follow-up as necessary with the Technical Coordinator, Section Leader, or Medical Director(s) to ensure accurate, timely laboratory services by using critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
  • Performs testing with minimal supervision, not only all routine procedures, but also more complexed procedures in their area of expertise.Document orientation, training, and education to ensure employee competence, provide excellent services, and meet accreditation requirements by effective verbal or written communication.
    • Organizational and department competencies are completed 100% of the time.
    • Evidence that new procedures and major procedure revisions are read and understood.
    • Assists in training new and existing staff including the review and completion of orientation checklists and skill/training checklists.
    • Supports the education of medical laboratory students.Maintains knowledge of regulatory and accreditation agency requirements and in quality assurance activities.
      • Proficiency testing is completed as assigned and submitted by the deadline.
      • Assists technical coordinator or section leader with problem resolution and follow up reports for proficiency tests as requested.
      • Assists with the completion of quality control and Quality Assurance activities.
      • Achieves section/organization quality goals.
      • Assists in preparation for inspections.Schedule:primarily 6am - 2:30pm or 6:30am - 3pmJob Description:Job RequirementsEducation
        • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Medical Laboratory Science, or Clinical Laboratory Science, or Medical Technology required.
        • or
        • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a Certificate from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)/Medical Technology (MT)/Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program required.Experience
          • Minimum two years of experience in applicable section of laboratory is required.License/Certifications
            • Current Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent is required.Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Knowledge of medications and treatments used in patient care required.
              • Skilled in critical thinking for determining alternative solutions or solving problems required.
              • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and customers required.
              • Skilled in operating a computer, including a computer mouse and keyboard, required.
              • Able to follow written and verbal instructions required.
              • Able to work in a diverse environment required.
              • Able to work as a team required.
              • Able to keep patient information confidential required.
              • Able to read, write, and comprehend various written reports and documents required.
              • Exhibits basic knowledge of professional ethics, laws, and regulations
              • Disseminates laboratory test information in a timely manner
              • Offers suggestions for improvement in operations
              • Interacts with other healthcare providers in a professional manner
              • Works independently with minimal errors
              • Competent on 5 benchesPhysical RequirementsWeight Demands
                • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.Physical Activity
                  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                    • Crawling
                    • Sitting
                    • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Carrying
                      • Crouching
                      • Keyboarding/typing
                      • Kneeling
                      • Stooping/bending
                      • Twisting
                      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Fingering/Touching
                        • Grasping
                        • Hearing
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Reaching
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Seeing/Visual
                        • Speaking/talking
                        • Standing
                        • WalkingJob Hazards
                          • Not Related: - Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                          • Rare (1-33%):
                            • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                            • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                            • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                            • Occasionally (34%-66%): - Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                            • Frequent (67%-100%):
                              • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) About Methodist: Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Omaha , Medical Lab Scientist II, Healthcare , Omaha, Nebraska

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