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Work Schedule/Shift

Days 6a-2:30pm

Job ID

5000555676806

Req. No

70045452

Job Title

*** Microbiologist - MT/MLT ($5,000 Sign-On Incentive Available)

Region

CHRISTUS Central Louisiana/St. Frances Cabrini

Category

Laboratory Services

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

None

Facility

CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini-40100

Address

3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA  71301
US

Type

Full Time

Apply Now *** Microbiologist - MT/MLT ($5,000 Sign-On Incentive Available) Job in Alexandria

Sign-on incentive available to new full time associates!!

CHRISTUS Health is looking for a Clinical Lab Scientist / Medical Lab Tech with a specialization in Microbiology

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs various medical laboratory procedures in Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Serology, Chemistry, Blood Bank and Microbiology for the use of diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. Assists in the operation and maintenance of above mentioned departments by monitoring quality assurance programs to assure compliance with all accrediting agencies. Performs analysis requiring a complex network of steps and variables. Confirms and verifies results through in-depth professional knowledge of techniques, principles and instruments.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

Collaborate -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs Clinical Chemistry tests both manual and automated in a precise and timely manner in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for investigation and interpretation of test results before resulting in LIS according to chemistry policies and procedures.
  • Follows the SOP regarding delta failures, panic values, and pharmacy protocol.
  • Performs quality control and maintenance on various instrument according to chemistry policies and procedures.
  • Communicates with supervisor in a timely and concise manner concerning problems.
  • Performs lot to lot checks on reagents before placing in service according to chemistry policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for assisting with departmental record keeping and assembly of statistical reports.
  • Performs manual and automated clinical tests in hematology, coagulation, serology and urinalysis in a precise and timely manner in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  • Thinks logically and reasons from the facts and circumstances to reach valid and accurate results. Follows SOP regarding delta failures and panic values.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance and quality control procedures and evaluates and document results according to
  • SOP.
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  • Evaluate and troubleshoot all instrument error messages or flags prior to resulting them in LIS. Communicate with supervisor and documents when problems persist in a timely manner.
  • Performs Blood Bank processes both manually and automated in a precise and timely manner in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  • Performs critical tasks and critical thinking in the process of typing patient and finding compatible blood components for the patient. This includes acceptable blood samples, performing patients history appropriately and grading and interpreting reactions in accordance with SOP.
  • Responsible for the investigation and precise interpretation of unexpected blood bank reactions and with these results providing the patient with appropriate and compatible components.
  • Communicates with the Pathologist, lab coordinator, supervisor, patient caregivers and lifeshare blood center employees in a polite professional manner concerning problems and also in compliance with blood bank policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for the performance of quality control procedures on equipment and reagents in compliance with blood bank policies and accrediting agencies.
  • Responsible for clear and precise documentation in patient records and also documentation of errors and out of the ordinary occurrences on applicable forms in accordance with SOP.
  • Performs clinical microbiology tests, both manually and automated in a precise and timely manner in accordance with the established policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for receiving and processing incoming specimens according to established SOP for collection of lab specimens.
  • Responsible to set up all routine and stat bacterial cultures and fungal cultures in a sterile manner for optimal growth.
  • Performs gram stains and ultimately result correctly in LIS in a timely manner.
  • Responsible to process positive blood cultures and to report positive gram stains in LIS with appropriate documentation of
  • result called to the care-giver in accordance with SOP.
  • Performs tests associated with parasitology and microbiology in a precise and timely manner.
  • Performs quality control on test kits and reagents according to established SOP.
  • Personal responsibility to perform well as a team member, to all work towards the same goal of providing excellent patient care.
  • When asked, willing to participate in problem solving regardless of whether or not direct bearing on his/her area of responsibility is involved.
  • To assist other departmental Supervisors with proficiency testing and cap surveys in a timely manner when asked
  • Responsibility to help in all departments at more than one given time, to help those needing assistance and helping in the training of new employees as needed.
  • To receive and process tissue specimens for the histology department and to notify pathologist or histology supervisor of any histology concerns. To call the pathologist in concise and timely manner when a frozen specimen is received into the lab.
  • Responsibility of evening techs, to share in answering phone calls to assist physicians and patient care-givers in providing clear, accurate and timely information according to established departmental and hospital SOP.
  • Pursues further training/education in overall job know-how and professional knowledge and willingly shares this with others in his/her area and institution.
  • Assist with the training of new employees, as needed.
    Requirements:
    • Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory Technician
    • La State License
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