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Req. No

174804

Job Title

Clinical Laboratory Scientist II - Laboratory - PRN

Market

CHRISTUS Spohn

Category

Clinical Laboratory

Facility

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi South

Address

5950 Saratoga Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX  78414
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Type

PRN

Clinical Laboratory Scientist II - Laboratory - PRN Job in Corpus Christi

Job Description

Summary:

This position performs all routine and complicated laboratory procedures including specimen processing and handling, testing of patient specimens, calculating, and reporting of results, performance of quality control procedures, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, assisting in the development of new procedures and protocols, may perform phlebotomy and other patient-oriented tasks, and may perform other related duties as requested or directed.

Located just minutes from the shores of Padre Island, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South provides surgical and medical services for our patients in south Corpus Christi. Perfectly positioned to serve the rapidly-growing south side of Corpus Christi, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South is licensed for 158 beds. South offers a full range of medical and surgical services including pediatrics, obstetrics, skilled nursing, emergency, intensive care as well as advanced diagnostic and imaging. The hospital is also home to a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which enables recovering mothers to remain close to their premature or special needs babies.

Responsibilities:

• Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
• Performs all routine and complicated laboratory procedures in the primary section to which assigned about age or sex specific values.
• Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots laboratory instrumentation and equipment and makes minor repairs as necessary or notifies Bio-med as needed.
• Must cross-train to other laboratory sections as needed.
• Assures that the laboratory's quality control program is properly followed.
• Calculates, enters, and/or verifies results of laboratory procedures.
• Utilizes the Laboratory Information System.
• Provides notification and documentation of critical laboratory values obtained.
• Processes patient specimens, including collection, handling, and distribution always cognizant of minimal pediatric specimen volumes (when required).
• Participates in the evaluation, development, and implementation of new or updated testing procedures and protocols.
• Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the population-specific and developmental needs of patients served by the department.
• Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment, and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age specific and other developmental needs of each patient served.
• Demonstrates adherence to the CORE values of CHRISTUS Health.
• Must complete all required compliance and regulatory tasks and follow all applicable policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution or equivalent laboratory training and experience meeting the requirements defined in the CLIA regulation 42CFR493.1489 (includes U.S. Military laboratory training courses of at least 50 weeks) OR Education that has been evaluated by an acceptable credentialing agency and deemed equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology.
  • One year of experience required for graduates of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by NAACLS, or other organizations approved by HHS. OR
  • Two years of approved clinical laboratory experience, which must include a clinical rotation through the following sections of the laboratory: Blood Banking, Microbiology, Chemistry, and Hematology, Immunology, and Urinalysis/Body Fluids in the U.S. or with an accredited laboratory within the last 5 years OR 5 years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT II cannot move to a CLS II).
  • Must possess Certification for MT, MLS, CLS, or MLT from ASCP, AMT, AAB, or HEW/HHS.
  • If certification with an expiration date is held, the certification must be maintained and kept current.
  • New Graduate that is Board Certified or eligible (must complete Board Certification in 1 year of hire)

Work Schedule:

Varies

Work Type:

Per Diem As Needed


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Clinical Laboratory Scientist II - Laboratory - PRN