Medical Tech - Laboratory

St. Louis, MO

We are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.

We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from. 
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time). 
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

The medical technologist provides accurate and timely clinical laboratory services used in the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of disease.  Integrates and connects the vision, value and goals of the organization into daily decisions, behaviors and actions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical activities in accordance with all established departmental policies and procedures to provide accurate and timely clinical laboratory services 100% of the time.   
  • Performs and evaluates quality control procedures to monitor instrument operation or assay integrity, and quality of reported results:  assesses specimen quality. 
  • Performs preventive maintenance in accordance with established departmental standards and procedures 100% of the time.  
  • Uses Hospital and all Laboratory Information systems according to established policy. 
  • Assumes troubleshooting responsibilities as needed, handling general lab issues as indicated, and always exercising sound and professional judgment in determining items that require referral.  Informs immediate supervisor in a timely and accurate manner of all decisions made.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to perform laboratory testing for the ages of the patients served by the department.  Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret age specific data to identify patient needs. Utilizes clinical skills necessary to interpret age specific test results.  Demonstrates ability to provide service needed for the age groups routinely served by the department assigned. Explains procedures to patients thoroughly, provides assistance when necessary, monitors patients’ comfort, and alleviates anxiety during procedures.
  • Maintains positive attitude and exhibits good work standards in fulfilling duties of assigned jobs.
  • Effectively communicates with coworkers, supervisors and other contacts at all times.  Actively and cooperatively exchanges information with coworkers/supervisors on an ongoing basis and in area and departmental meetings.  Provides supervisor accurate and timely updates of operations. 
  • Maintains professional growth, development, competency and education through reading, seminars, workshops, conferences, and professional affiliations. always selecting activities which are relative to current/upcoming issues and concerns in area of responsibility and which will maximize benefits to the department and health system.  Reviews applicable procedures manual annually, and fulfills minimum educational requirements per established departmental policy.
  • Actively participates in the laboratory continuous quality improvement program, keeping abreast of PI activities on an ongoing basis, assisting with PI studies as needed, recommending aspects of care as indicated, and thoroughly investigating and documenting problems and their resolutions.  Always exercises sound and professional judgment in making timely decisions for corrective actions that are in accordance with established departmental standards.
  • Always maintains ethical work behaviors.  Helps team to work at the same, consistently high ethical standards.
  • Apply high-quality management and leadership principles to foster continued employee development.  Treat each other, our patients and our partners with respect and dignity.  Hold integrity and honesty as our most important principle and perform at the highest ethical standard at all times. 
  • Demonstrates ongoing fiscal accountability, using both time and supplies efficiently and effectively to minimize waste or overtime and maximize productivity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned    

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in medical technology and a successful completion of twelve month internship in an approved clinical program
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related biological science with 2 years clinical experience
  • Associate Degree in Medical Technology with ASCP certification or equivalent
  • MLT (ASCP) certification or equivalent if only Associate Degree
  • 2 years experience in any or all-clinical laboratory disciplines if no formal laboratory education
  • Good oral, written and electronic data communication skills enabling the translation of facts to/from a variety of sources both within and outside of the laboratory.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with and interpret numbers and figures.
  • Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards and cope with professional stress.
  • Work requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct patient care appropriate to patient population of specialty:               Pediatric (newborn to 15 years)   Adult (15 - 65 years)    Geriatric (>65 years)