Medical Laboratory Scientist - Core Laboratory
Location: Houston Methodist Hospital 6565 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030 Category: Laboratory Services Job category: Full time Posted Date: October. 31, 2019 Work Shift: EVENING Work Week: Varies Job Summary The Medical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. Exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and deals with issue resolution concerning the day-to-day technical operation of the laboratory. Ensures that specimens are accessioned and processed expeditiously in order to deliver quality laboratory results in an effective and cost efficient manner. PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED Refer to departmental Scope of Serviceand Provision of Careplans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity. HOUSTON METHODIST BACKGROUND EXPECTATIONS I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do. COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs. ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions. RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value. EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. II. Focuses on patient/customer safety III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB ASSIGNMENTS PEOPLE 25% 1. Promotes a positive work atmosphere and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps 1 another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care info and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF) 2. Teaches students, new employees and others as assigned by Manager. (EF) SERVICE - 30% 1. Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks. (EF) 2. Meets turnaround time expectations as defined by management. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 35% 1. Performs the 6 elements of competency for test systems used to generate patient test results in all areas assigned to work. (EF) 2. Recognizes, investigates and correctly resolves test discrepancies. When problems arise, takes appropriate action to investigate and address and notifies management for follow-up. (EF) 3. Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security and emergency preparedness. (EF) FINANCE - 5% 1. Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system. (EF) 2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Restocks section inventory levels as needed. GROWTH/INNOVATION - 5% 1. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. This position summary is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS -- Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below BACKGROUND QUALIFICATIONS -- Min of 1 yr of work or training background in a hospital laboratory preferred CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED -- Must meet certification eligibility upon hire and have 1 of the following required certifications within 1 yr of employment: o Preferred - Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or categorical certification by Board of Certification (ASCP) o Certified as a Medical Technologist by American Medical Technologists (AMT) o Certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) o HLA only -- 1 of the following is required: -- Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP) certification -- Certified by American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) o Microbiology only -- 1 of the following is required: -- Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP) certification -- Microbiology, M(ASCP) certification -- Clinical microbiology registry from American Society for Microbiology, RM(AAM) -- Note: current HM Medical Laboratory Scientists have twelve months from this job details revision date to acquire certification KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED to perform the Critical functions of the Job -- Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations consisting of 1 or more of the following: skills, competency assessments and/or performance reviews -- Exhibits strong interpersonal and team member skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers -- Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing heavy work flow with minimal supervision -- Strong attention to detail and expertise to achieve and maintain accuracy -- Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion to recognize problems, identify causes and take corrective action -- Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Laboratory Info Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents -- Demonstrates the expertise to work autonomously with little or no direct supervision -- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the critical functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security -- Expertise to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested. Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 1 of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number 1 hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world. Company Description: At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and 6 community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.
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