Medical Lab Scientist - Microbiology - FT - Trinity Health Oakland
Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Posted on: September 23, 2022
*Employment Type:* Full time *Shift:* Rotating Shift
*GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE: *
Under general supervision, performs qualitative and quantitative
laboratory tests on patient specimens, according to established
standards and practices. Analyzes test results and prepares samples
for testing. Is knowledgeable of the principles and clinical
significance involved in test procedures and uses this expertise
daily. Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies.
*SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: *
* Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or university in
Medical Technology, or equivalent work/education, experience, or
related science required.
* Medical Technologist (MT)/Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) -
ASCP, or NCLS certification preferred.
* Minimum of 1 year experience in a clinical laboratory preferred.
Microbiology experience preferred.
*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: *
Follows established procedures and policies to perform all tests,
pertinent to the section to which assigned. Records and/or enters
into laboratory computer results of tests performed and advises
supervisor spurious, unusual or highly abnormal results before
release of results for reporting. Reports results of tests ordered
stat and highly abnormal or unexpected results in a timely manner
and according to established policies and procedures. Compares test
results with previous patient test results when indicated, calling
attention of supervisor or pathologist to unusual fluctuations.
Performs required quality control and equipment maintenance and
calibrates and operates laboratory equipment used in performance of
the tests pertinent to the section) to which assigned. Notifies
appropriate personnel of problems such as unacceptable specimens,
equipment malfunctions, and quality control aberrations, in
accordance with department policy on procedure. Prepares standards,
reagents, and other materials used in testing. Contacts nursing
unit or client office personnel with regard to results and for
clarification of requests and other routine problems which may
arise. Actively participates in department and section meetings,
continuing education, in-service and quality assurance program.
Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific,
developmental and cultural needs through competent clinical
practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies. Assists in training
of technologists, technicians, lab assistants, clerical staff and
others. Assumes Tech- in- Charge duties, as assigned. Performs
other duties as assigned. Maintains good rapport and cooperative
relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps
to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their
resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired
pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and visitors to St.
Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital
information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately
private places. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and
Values of SJMHS. Assumes responsibility for performance of job
duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and
that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe
practices immediately to management.
*Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion*
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000
physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve
diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the
cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through
training and education, recruitment, retention, and development),
commitment and accountability, communication, community
partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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