Job Description

Medical Lab Scientist

*Temporary Medical Lab Scientist for June 1 - September 3, 2021*

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Associates degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science. ASCP certification or obtained within 6 months if hire. Work experience in a hospital clinical laboratory is desired. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Demonstrated experience with performance improvement methodologie. Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work priorities. Concise, legible handwriting. Proficiency with Windows based Computers.

ORGANIZATION

Under direct supervision of technical director and laboratory services coordinator; also may receive instruction from pathologists, technologists, and Munson Medical Center section managers.

Has daily working contact with laboratory staff, nursing personnel, inpatients and outpatients, and physicians.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

 Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above) Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above) No clinical contact with patients 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Supports the mission statement of POMH:

POMH delivers access to quality healthcare for the people of the Benzie Region, to improve the health of the community in conjunction with Munson Healthcare.

Supports the vision of POMH: The vision of POMH is to achieve the Munson Healthcare System vision in Benzie County by providing quality and value healthcare to the people who live, visit, and summer in the Benzie community. Services to patients will be integrated and seamless. Quality programs, customer service, buildings, and grounds will afford the people in Benzie County easy access to quality healthcare services.

Demonstrates Munson Healthcare Values:

PATIENTS - Our First Priority, PEOPLE - Our Greatest Resource for Achieving Excellence ACCOUNTABILITY - To Those We Serve and One Another, RESPECT - How We Treat Others,STEWARDSHIP - To Continue to Meet Our Mission, COMPASSION - The Way We Meet the Needs of others

Embraces and supports the CQI philosophy of Munson Healthcare: We are committed to the name "Munson" meaning excellence. We will provide services that meet our customers' requirements every time.

Adheres to ESP House Rules at all times.

Supports the Relationship Based Care Vision: Our patients, their families, and our colleagues are our focus for all care. We are committed to providing all care in a respectful, compassionate manner and with humility. We listen to what our patients and colleagues have to say and acknowledge their feelings. Also, we are honest with our patients, their families and our colleagues by keeping them informed in a language that they can understand

Analyze patient samples through established laboratory procedures and techniques.

A. Develop, establish, oversee and perform pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical phases of laboratory testing. B. Observes Q.C. guidelines, recognizes need for and initiates appropriate action when required. 

Activities are governed by procedural controls and recommended policy.

Interpret priority of work activity in keeping with departmental goals and needs.

Review patient data to correlate with critical values or other physiological states.

Troubleshoot equipment when necessary and determine appropriate corrective action. Communicate with other healthcare personal regarding laboratory results, testing and protocol, etc.,.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

General:

 A. Responsible for participating in the continuous quality improvement of the laboratory through review of processes. B. Responsible for blood draws. 
  • Responsible for preparing samples for send out.

  • Clerical functions including computer order entry, report printing and delivery (faxing, etc.), standing order process maintenance, and other tasks as necessary.

     E. Responsible for the cleanliness of the area. F. Required to undertake additional responsibilities as the needs of the laboratory change. G. Adheres to safe work practices and policies at all times. H. Works in clean, air conditioned, and well-lighted surroundings. I. Has risk for exposure to contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and bloodborne pathogens. J. Comply with regulations and guidelines of relevant governmental and non-governmental agencies. K. Establish and use quality assurance and performance measurement to develop solutions to problems. L. Assure validity and accuracy of laboratory data generated both within and external to the laboratory. 

Limited Service Laboratory Testing

 A. Responsible for the operation, calibration and maintenance of the equipment/analyzers currently in use for Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation and Chemistry testing: B. Responsible for running and evaluating daily quality control procedures. C. Review and evaluation of patient blood films. 

D. Examination of urine specimens

  • Planting cultures

  • Perform and interpret manual testing procedures currently in use in the laboratory.

     G. Evaluation of new procedures or tests H. Training new and existing phlebotomy staff as indicated (new procedures) I. Administrative duties as designated by laboratory services coordinator. J. Logging in and labeling reagents, rotating and ordering stock, recording QC for new lots of reagents. 
  • Responsible for checking pending logs thoroughly and completely.

  • Responsible for acquiring and maintaining knowledge of procedure books including new tests

  • Responsible for completing all maintenance (weekly, monthly, etc.) as indicated on the posted schedule

Administrative-

Provides educational and informational support for offsite services representatives, phlebotomists and other hospital personnel.

Company Info

Company Name
Munson Medical Center
Zip/Post Code
49635
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