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Trinity Health Medical Technologist/MLT (Evenings) Relocation/Sign-on Bonus Available in Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Evening Shift

Description:Accepting applicants for either Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Medical Technologist.

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Carol Yandell

Talent Acquisition Partner MercyOne Siouxland

712-279-2921

yandellc@mercyhealth.com

Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne, we understand elevating patient-centered care comes from the efforts of all colleagues. We imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health care.

What we offer:

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs

  • Education reimbursement

  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

  • Paid time off

  • Long- and short-term leave

  • Retirement planning

  • Life insurance coverage

About the job:

Under limited supervision, performs various clinical laboratory procedures. To meet department needs, may be assigned to a particular laboratory section(s) or to a position as a generalist working in all sections.

What you will do:

  • Adheres to established policy and procedure when performing laboratory testing, quality control, and verifying and reporting results.

  • Is proficient in computer operation and LIS procedures. Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. PathNet, PowerChart, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lawson Supply Chain, etc.).

  • Notifies appropriate personnel of unusual problems such as unacceptable specimens, equipment malfunctions and quality control aberrations, in accordance with section policy or procedure.

  • Is skilled in Specimen Acquisition, to include Arterial collections.

  • Follows protocol related to Critical Values, Delta Checks, or reporting notations. Contacts appropriate healthcare providers/personnel with regard to results and for clarification of requests or other routine problems regarding specimens and/or test requests.

  • Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

  • Calibrates and operates laboratory equipment used in performance of the tests pertinent to the section to which assigned. Is competent to calibrate instruments and perform correlation studies on new lots of reagents.

  • Prepares standards, reagents and other materials used in testing.

  • Participates in CAP Proficiency Testing.

  • Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures

  • Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with Bio-hazardous materials. Maintains a clean, safe work environment at all times.

  • Adheres to Laboratory Safety P&P for related to spills and/or exposures.

  • Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients.

  • Participates in departmental Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance, and Continuing Education initiatives.

  • Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in services.

  • Strives to be a good steward of reagents, supplies, and disposables.

  • Consistently demonstrates service excellence and team building skills.

  • Actively participates in the training, orientation, and education of staff and students.

  • Is able to direct a code, when applicable to assigned laboratory location.

  • Assists LIS Coordinator with design and validation of new and/or revised test development in the laboratory information system.

  • Is capable of troubleshooting routine instrument problems and contacting technical support to resolve issues.

  • Actively participates in internal accreditation/inspection preparation and processes (CAP, AABB, JCAHO, NACCLS, etc.)

  • Reviews daily QC documentation, troubleshoots and reports shifts, trends, or abnormal outcomes to the appropriate lab authority.

What we are looking for:

  • BA or BS degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or health-related science. Ongoing education, training and certification may be required to meet prevailing regulatory requirements.

  • MT (ASCP) or CLS (NCA) certification or certification eligible preferred.

  • Must meet CLIA 493.1489 standards for high complexity testing.

  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team.

  • Must have general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Word, Excel, Cerner PathNet and Powerchart, Lawson Supply Chain, HealthStream, etc).

  • Must be detailed oriented, able to prioritize and perform under stressful situations.

  • Shows initiative, takes/owns responsibility, displays effective/independent problem solving skills.

  • Required to complete laboratory related continued education to maintain certification.

  • Must be able to demonstrate competency, at least annually, through performance of proficiency testing, direct observation by peers and/or superiors, written exam or any other method devised or utilized by this organization to document competency evaluation

  • MLT

  • Associate degree, certification or college degree required. MLT (ASCP) or CLT (NCA) certification or certification eligible preferred. In lieu of certification, would consider a minimum of two years of college with science courses (two years of related hospital experience would be considered the equivalent of one year of college). A specific related accredited course in a clinical laboratory would be equivalent to one year of college.

  • Must meet CLIA 493.1489 standards for high complexity testing.

  • Required to complete laboratory related continued education to maintain certification.

  • Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change.

  • Must be able to demonstrate competency, at least annually, through performance of proficiency testing, direct observation by peers and/or superiors, written exam or any other method devised or utilized by this organization to document competency evaluation.

Why MercyOne Western Iowa?

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area – one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons – and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

About MercyOne and Trinity Health

We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life so you can get well—and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond. MercyOne Western Iowa is a member of Trinity Health

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

About Western Iowa

The tri-state region, referred to as Western Iowa or Siouxland, is highlighted by safe and friendly communities, excellent schools and a mix of peaceful rural areas and vibrant city atmosphere where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet at the Missouri River.

Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is also well positioned for urban living in any of the newly renovated apartments, downtown lofts, or townhome living options. The downtown also features a historic district with excellent restaurants and social spots and you'll just be steps away from the beautifully-renovated Warrior Hotel for dinner and the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre for entertainment.

Our Mission defines us:

MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.

Our timeless Values guide us:

  • Reverence

  • Integrity

  • Commitment to the Poor

  • Compassion

  • Excellence

  • Justice

  • Stewardship

MercyOne Cultural Beliefs direct us:

  • Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.

  • Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.

  • Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.

  • Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.

  • Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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