Medical Technologist I
Company: CHI St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital
Posted on: September 6, 2020
Job Description: Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the
alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health.
With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and
hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services,
CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S.
residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our
communities need caring and our families need protection. With our
combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community. CHI St. Joseph Health Since
1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of
Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, and
Madisonville. With the area's only Level II Trauma Center, the
first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center, and the
first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St.
Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider
of cardiovascular care in the region. As an integrated healthcare
system, CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of
over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians,
specialists and advanced practice clinicians. Our network includes
more than 30 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care, a
freestanding Emergency Room, Express Clinics, and imaging and
diagnostic services. As an active member of the Brazos Valley, CHI
St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care as
well as addressing the overall health of the community. We
continuously work to assess unique needs and create plans that
respond to those needs in an effort to build a healthier community.
#LABTEXAS Responsibilities JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the analysis
of laboratory specimens and subsequent result reporting according
to laboratory protocol and procedures to fulfill the requests of
the prescribing physician. Performs clinical testing in any or all
of the following laboratory areas: blood bank, chemistry,
coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and urinalysis.
The technologist works independently, organizing work to meet
established deadlines. ACCOUNTABILITIES ESSENTIAL Performs in all
assigned areas of the laboratory. Provides accurate and appropriate
testing of specimens received in the laboratory, according to
established laboratory protocol and procedures to fulfill the
requests of the prescribing physician. Reports test results in a
timely manner and according to established laboratory protocol and
procedures to ensure that all patients receive appropriate
treatment promptly. Follows established procedures for laboratory
quality control and reports discrepancies to the appropriate
supervisor to guarantee the lab maintains utmost quality. Performs
daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed maintenance on instruments and
equipment as appropriate, to ensure that all equipment is in
working order. Performs calibration of equipment as required.
Troubleshoots instruments, equipment, reagents, and patient
specimens when problems occur. Notifies the supervisor if unable to
solve the problem. Attends educational conferences and seminars to
stay abreast of laboratory methodology, instrumentation,
procedures, and policies to offer the highest quality testing to
the laboratory. Dependable and is punctual as defined by department
policy to ensure that work is started and completed on time.
Follows department rules regarding scheduling and schedule changes.
Demonstrates willingness to adjust schedule to meet departmental
needs. Takes calls according to department policy. Complies with
established laboratory and hospital policies for universal
precautions and safety procedures to protect all patients and
staff. When handling blood and/or body fluids, standard precaution
procedures will be followed in order to minimize exposure to
infectious diseases. Safety policies and procedures will be
followed when using chemicals. Demonstrates respect and regard for
the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow
employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous
environment. Reads and follows all organizational and departmental
policies and procedures to remain in good standing with the
organization and leads by example. Assists in updating policy and
procedure manuals. Attends all required safety training programs to
stay abreast of latest safety precautions and procedures, and can
describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety,
department/service safety, and specific job related hazards.
Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and
airborne pathogens. OTHER Performs other duties as assigned to meet
the organization`s needs. mclabtexas Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS
Education Required: Post High School Education or equivalent
experience Preferred: Bachelor's Degree Major Required: Science
Keywords: CHI St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital, Bryan , Medical Technologist I, Other , Bryan, Texas
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