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Medical Laboratory Scientists - Job ID #92193 in Kansas City, Missouri
Will work in the Core Lab in Blood Bank, Hematology and Chemistry at Children's Mercy Hospital. This position is responsible for the completion of laboratory tests in an accurate and timely manner. Performs various phlebotomy techniques if appropriate for location. Performs continuous quality assurance activities by performing quality control testing procedures and evaluation of data, taking necessary actions to correct problems. Performs daily and scheduled preventative maintenance procedures on laboratory instruments. Evaluates specimens for acceptability. Exercise judgement to ascertain the appropriateness of the test orders, the validity of test results and to communicate this information to the physician. Performs highly complex laboratory procedures in a variety of laboratory sections with minimum supervision. Follows standard operating test procedures as outlined in the Procedure Manual. Coordinates and prioritizes work in order to complete within a reasonable time frame. Accurately calculates, transcribes and records test results. Evaluates validity of results to ensure accuracy. Recognizes normal vs. abnormal, communicating and documenting critical values to appropriate caregiver. Conducts routine calibrations and adjustment of equipment as needed. Participates in proficiency testing and laboratory’s established competency assessment program. Participates in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparisons, and establishment of normal ranges. Maintains general operations of the laboratory. Oversees less skilled laboratory personnel in the performance of their job duties. Participates in training of new Laboratory personnel. Assists in inventory management by following the established procedures of the department. Attends mandatory Hospital and Laboratory in-services. Participates in continuing education workshops and seminars to stay abreast of new techniques, procedures, and instrumentation. Follows established safety procedures for chemical and blood borne pathogen hygiene. Job duties may include disposal of hazardous waste and mandatory hazardous waste management training. Initial hire for night shift but may change depending on staffing needs. May work nights/days, including weekends depending on staffing needs. Performs other duties as needed.
Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory or related field and two years of experience with Blood Bank, Hematology and Chemistry departments in a hospital setting. Hold or be eligible for certification (AMT, ASCP or similar) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS).EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Reply to: Jessica Selle, HR, firstname.lastname@example.org, Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.