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UnityPoint Health Medical Technologist-Microbiology in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital

Full-Time

Day shift

Responsible for working within the established guidelines of the Laboratory Department as assigned. As a professional, the MT is responsible for carrying out the philosophy and objectives defined by regulatory requirements and hospital standard operating procedures. Foremost among these responsibilities are strictly adhering to detail in the technical performance of laboratory procedures, solving practical and analytical problems, resolving conflict, and implementing constructive change.

$5,000.00 Sign on bonus!

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

Demonstrates technical and operational expertise

  • Performs testing and test procedures according to established policies and guidelines

  • Interprets quality control results and instrument function

  • Completes scheduled preventive maintenance duties

  • Provides assistance and guidance involving repairs, validations, and function checks and works with vendors as appropriate

  • Collects blood specimens, etc. from laboratory outpatients

Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) and Resource Management

  • Assists and completes investigations involving unexpected or adverse outcomes and keeps documentation according to regulatory guidelines

  • Organizes and adapts to changes in workflow due to instrumentation or computer downtimes

  • Provides solutions and technical support to aid in delivery of patient care

  • Assures patient care in unusual conditions/conflicts is not compromised

Assists and monitors necessary supplies and kit availability for patient testing

  • Responsible for following manufacturer’s recommended instructions for utilizing testing material and kits as well as assists with reagent orders from vendors

Technical and Teaching Assistance

  • Participates in the bench instruction of Clinical Laboratory Scientist students, phlebotomy students, nurses and clinic staff

  • Provides operational training for coworkers involving manual, automated, and organizational skills for patient testing

  • Provides knowledge acquired thru experience and training to assist new hires and current coworkers

Practices good communication skills with internal and external customers

  • Communicates hand-off details to coworkers at shift change

  • Maintains composure and professionalism involving conflicts with internal and external customers

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Education:

Baccalaureate degree with major in Medical Technology or related science

Experience:

Less than one year

License(s)/Certification(s):

Certified as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist by Board of Registry of ASCP or equivalent due upon hire or within 1 year from date of hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2021-97666

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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