Medical Technologist - Blood Bank - Medical Center (Multiple Shifts)

 
Position: Medical Technologist - Blood Bank - Medical Center (Multiple Shifts)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Laboratory

Shift: 11p -7:30a; 7:30p - 4a

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Summary:

We are searching for a Medical Technologist (Microbiology) - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll perform technical laboratory procedures, analyze statistical data, and report results to be used for prediction and diagnoses of disease in the provision of high quality patient care.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Prepares and tests specimens
  • Maintains documentation systems
  • Validates specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size
  • Performs correct specimen separation techniques, slide preparation, and processing according to protocols defined in Microbiology and Serology Procedure Manuals within the established
    turn-around times as documented in the section logs
  • Performs and evaluates the scheduled quality control procedures according to the written guidelines in the Microbiology and Serology Procedure manuals and as documented on QC log sheets
  • Performs the daily, weekly, monthly, and unscheduled instrument maintenance and calibration to ensure proper functioning of instruments, according to the detailed written procedures documented in the procedure manual
  • Demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of the procedures and instrumentation
  • Maintains skills and demonstrates competency via performance, documentation, and observation by supervisory staff
  • Performs assignment of "in-charge" technologist in the absence of the manager by prioritizing and expediting work flow and making decisions according to department guidelines and policies
  • Documents problems encountered/resolved in the in-charge log for review by supervisor


Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree
  • One of the following is also required: Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) by ASCP, NCA, AMT, or CLS; or Certification as a Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) by ASCP; or Certification as a Clinical Lab Specialist (CLS) by NCA; or Certification in Molecular Biology (MB) or Molecular Pathology (MP) by ASCP; or Valid Medical Technologist license from any state
  • Working knowledge of hospital laboratory operations
  • Knowledge of nucleic acid extraction, amplification, and detection techniques
  • Knowledge of fluorescence in situ hybridization techniques and Cytovision image capture
  • Ability to operate a PC and other office equipment, nucleic acid extraction instruments, thermal cyclers, and post amplification detection instruments
  • Ability to use pipettes, perform gel electrophoresis, and perform sequence analysis and FISH techniques
  • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to a clinical environment and demonstrate good critical thinking skills to troubleshoot problems


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