This is a PRN position.This position performs all routine and complicated laboratory procedures including specimen processing and handling, testing of patient specimens, calculating and reporting of results, performance of quality control procedures, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, assisting in the development of new procedures and protocols, may perform phlebotomy and other patient oriented tasks, and may perform other related duties as requested or directed.
Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
Must have taken courses in biological science, chemistry, and mathematics.
Successful completion of CAHEA/NCCLS accredited Medical Technology program OR satisfy any of the other acceptable routes to gain certification as a Medical Technologist (ASCP) or as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NCA).
On the job clinical training or internship for one (1) year while completing the requirements for the Registry Examination is required.
One (1) to two (2) additional years experience in a clinical laboratory setting is preferred.
Must possess or provide proof of certification eligibility for MT (ASCP) or CLS (NCA).
Routinely operates and works with laboratory analyzers and instrumentation, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes, balances, mixers, and rotators, and other laboratory equipment.
Must be able to operate, identify problems, and perform minor repairs and maintenance functions.
Must be able to perform pipetting techniques and to perform both venipuncture and capillary techniques of
Must have good eye-hand coordination and be able to demonstrate a consistently high degree of accuracy in accomplishment in all routine and complicated laboratory procedures.
All work is integrated with use of the Laboratory Information System.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works in a well-ventilated, air-conditioned, clean and modern laboratory setting.
May be subjected to odors from chemicals and specimens, and is expected to work safely in an environment of potentially infectious materials.
Intermittently sits, walks, and stands throughout the day with some reaching and stooping.
May carry or move light equipment or materials.
Must know principles involved in laboratory procedures and mathematical calculations.
Must know how to operate equipment and instrumentation involved in procedures.
Must be able to make minor maintenance adjustments or repairs.
Must be able to effectively utilize the Laboratory Information System.
Must be familiar with Laboratory and Hospital rules, regulations, confidentiality, layout and facilities.
Must have broad knowledge of Laboratory principles and normal values of patient results.
Must be able to instill confidence in patients, physicians, coworkers, and supervisors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must also successfully complete the pre-employment/post job offer health screening examination, and the annual screening each year thereafter as an employee.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.