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Medical Technologist – Generalist

The University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

This is a Contract position in Lake Jackson, TX posted August 21, 2021.

Job Description: Join aworld-class academichealthcare system,Ingalls Memorial Hospital, as aMedical Technologist Generalist in theCore Lab.

In this role as a Medical Technologist, you willperform routine tests, operate state-of-the-art instruments, and provide accurate and efficient results.

You willl be responsible for quality control, instrument maintenance, and method development to support a broad menu of routine and esoteric tests, including antibody identification.

This Medical Technologist will work in the Core Lab as well intermittently.

This department provides laboratory testing to various related and unrelated health care entities, managed care organizations and non-affiliated hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physicians’ offices.

We offer a full range of diagnostic services in both clinical and anatomical pathology and have various areas of expertise.Will consider Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), and MLS (Medical Laboratory Scientist) certificationsJob SummaryUnder direct supervision of the Lab Supervisor, the Medical Technologist will obtain, processe, analyze, and report patient test results.

Also, perform and interpret quality control and implement corrective action.

Perform basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, provide technical assistance to customers when appropriate.

Pursues continuing education opportunities.

Total responsibility is defined by levels of competence, experience and participation.

Performs other duties as assigned.Essential Job FunctionsObserves and adheres to all corporate compliance requirements and communicates issues as they arise to the appropriate parties as identified in the Corporate Compliance Plan and Departmental Compliance Plan.Identifies opportunities to improve departmental efficiency through time and cost savings contributions.Controls and maintains inventory and supplies for section at an optimum level.Provides technical assistance to customers when appropriate and promotes teamwork through communication and support.Performs standard, specialized automated and non-automated laboratory techniques.Operates all laboratory instruments within their section and insures proper functioning of equipment for patient testing by performing necessary quality control and/or calibrations.Trouble shoots instrument malfunction and performs major repairs on selected instruments.Maintains records/documentation and processes data and enters results into computer system, demonstrating proficiency on the LIS/HIS systems.Prepares samples for analysis and determines acceptability of samples for testing according to departmental policy and procedures.Has the ability to work all workstations within their assigned department/section and can be cross-trained to work at least one station or another.Accurately verifies results within time line limit (i.e., stats< one hour).Evaluates and interprets results. Recognizes/reports abnormal results, identifies, calls and documents critical value results 100% of the time.Adheres to Standard Precautions, Hospital and Laboratory safety policies and procedures 100% of the time.Required QualificationsWorking knowledge of medical laboratory technical procedures, concepts, and applications normally attained through successful completion of a baccalaureate degree with specific training in medical technology and/or successful challenge of an accredited proficiency examinationB.S. in biological science and successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Technology program plus successful challenge of an accredited proficiency examination is preferredAlternate: A B.S. degree from an accredited college or university with 32 semester hours in Biology and Chemistry and a MLT (ASCP) certification and three years full time experience in a clinical laboratory in Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology and Clinical Chemistry within the last 10 years OR a B.S. from an accredited university and five years full time clinical experience.MT (ASCP), MT eligible or equivalentPreferred QualificationsAt least one year of pertinent laboratory experienceKnowledge and ability to use laboratory/hospitals information systemsKnowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment.Position DetailsJob Type/FTE:Full-TimeShift: DaysUnit/Department: Core LabCBA Code: Non-Union Why Join Us: For nearly a century Ingalls Memorial has pioneered sophisticated clinical care and developed the area’s most convenient network of comprehensive outpatient centers, all dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the community. Now, partnered with UChicago Medicine, we have expanded our network of expert physicians, convenient facilities and scope of service to speed your healing process and help navigate your path to wellness. A skilled Medical Staff and talented employees dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and injury provide a firm foundation for our reputation for quality. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment with patients and with each other. Were in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If youd like to add enriching human life to your profile, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is for you. Here at Ingalls, were doing work that really matters. Join usUChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: Ingalls Career Opportunities UChicago Medicine Ingalls is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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