BJC Careers

MT/MLS II

Farmington, MO
Laboratory


Job Description

Job ID: 1170062
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Parkland Health Center is comprised of two former independent community hospitals, Farmington Community Hospital and Bonne Terre Hospital, located at opposite ends of St. Francois County. The facilities merged in 1991. 

Parkland Health Center-Bonne Terre, just off Highway 67, is a primary-care facility with medical offices, 24-hour emergency room services and ancillary services. It includes offices for three physicians and BJC HealthCare specialists in the areas of cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, neurology, Ob/Gyn, oncology, orthopedics, podiatry, pulmonary medicine, urology and vascular medicine. An Oncology Department and sleep apnea lab are also located there.  This facility was recognized for its design and function by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

Parkland Health Center-Farmington, east of US 67 on Liberty Street, is a 130-bed, full-service hospital with services for maternity and pediatrics, laboratory and radiology, cardiac rehabilitation, a cardiopulmonary department, outpatient and inpatient surgery, physical therapy, diabetes clinic, geriatric psychiatric unit  and renal dialysis. There is also a 24-hour, state-of-the-art physician-staffed emergency service.

Parkland Health Center offers diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, CT scan, special procedures, MRI, and echocardiography. The Radiology Department is staffed by two full-time, board-certified radiologists and 23 registered radiology technologists.

The laboratory provides outpatient diagnostic lab services as ordered by the physician, who is working to provide quality treatment for the patients condition.


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Role Purpose

The Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) II performs specimen processing and routine / complex testing on blood and other specimens which requires a knowledge and understanding of quality control, basic instrument maintenance, and procedure methodologies and reference ranges. Maintains appropriate documentation of all activities as required. Demonstrates good clinical laboratory practice


Responsibilities

  • Operates all instrumentation in assigned areas to deliver precise, timely, and accurate laboratory results. Performs all testing and operation of equipment as necessary to deliver quality results.
  • Trains new laboratory personnel in methods, procedures and use of equipment and instruments specific to the assigned area.
  • Performs quality controls for all equipment and troubleshoots malfunctioning instrumentation as necessary. Assesses technical and or instrument problems, including quality control and abnormal findings, evaluate possible solutions and chooses an appropriate course of action to solve the problem.
  • Reports and maintains record of patient test results through the laboratory computer system accurately, meeting published turn around times for routine testing and stats.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and initiatives by proactively diagnosing and resolving problems. Specific quality functions are handled in an organized and timely fashion.

  • Minimum Requirements

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Physical/Life Science/related

    Experience

  • <2 years
  • Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
  • Licenses & Certifications

  • MT/MLS - ASCP or equiv

  • Preferred Requirements

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years
  • Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert/Lic in Area of Expertise

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer