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Medical Laboratory Technician

Job Ref: 25397

Talent Area: Laboratory

Location:
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Core Laboratory

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Type: PRN

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY (PRN)

Work Week: Varies


Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.


Job Summary


SUMMARY: Performs all repetitive tests which necessitates a knowledge of laboratory techniques and instruments, and the ability to recognize factors which directly affect procedures and results.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


EF  1. Processes specimens to be evaluated.
EF  2. Performs repetitive analyses offered by the section accurately and efficiently according to established procedures.
EF  3. Maintains accurate and orderly records of tests performed.
EF  4. Performs, evaluates, interprets and documents quality control of equipment and procedures within established guidelines.
EF  5. Performs routine equipment preventive maintenance and minor repair.
EF  6. Recognizes problems, identifies causes, and takes corrective action and consults a medical technologist or manager if no preset criteria are available.
EF  7. Conveys knowledge competently to students, new employees, and others in encouraging and interesting ways.
EF  8. Generally works well with others making contributions to the work effort as a whole.  Facilitates problem resolution.  Communication to promote both efforts is clear and professional.
EF  9.  Readily implements new and revised procedures.
EF 10. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement.
EF 11.  Demonstrates ServicePRIDE standards.
EF 12. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.
EF 13. Performs other duties as assigned. Utilizes spare time to seek out and complete extra tasks.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have an associates degree in a related field and either successful completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technician program, or completion of a combination of education and experience as defined by American Society of Clinical Pathology as alternate routes for eligibility for the MLT(ASCP) exam.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of one year of work or training experience in a large hospital laboratory.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Must be certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician  MLT (or categorical certification) by the Board of Registry (ASCP).
  • Must be board eligible upon hire and must successfully pass the ASCP registry exam within one calendar year from date of hire.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Knowledge in processes and procedures and skills of the specific work area.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to build and sustain interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Must meet the requirements on the competency checklist for an assigned work area.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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