****LIMITED TERM OPENING - LABORATORY HELP DURING COVID-19****
Position Summary: Independently performs complex and sophisticated laboratory analysis according to established laboratory protocols and procedures to include, but not limited to: patient test results; calibration of equipment; quality control; preventative maintenance; troubleshooting of instruments; method validation studies; result calculations; etc. Provides meaningful data that may be used by a physician in determining the presence, extent, cause and treatment of disease. Ensures accurate test results and communication when appropriate. Assists in the training of new staff, competency of staff, and education of students performing departmental clinical rotations. The work includes the use of microscopes, chemicals, computers, complex laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
Education/Experience: Meets the requirements to be licensed as a Medical Technologist (NAC 652.420) or Specialty Technologist (NAC 652.483) in the State of Nevada.
Employees working in the Transfusion Service must pass the background and/or security investigations and maintain clearance per the State of Nevada and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Licensing/Certification Requirements: A valid State of Nevada license as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Specialty Technologist is required or temporary employment for a period NOT exceeding six (6) months may be granted with documentation that the application for license process has been initiated. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure will result in termination of employment.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
Documented recent work experience in performing laboratory testing on body fluids in one or more departments of the laboratory including hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, special chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis/ coagulation or stat lab.
Internal Number: 20-70781
About University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
UMC provides patients with access to a wide range of exclusive and specialized services, including Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, ONLY Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, ONLY Burn Care Center and ONLY Center for Transplantation.
The UMC Trauma Center provides life-saving care to community members, visitors and residents of nearby states. Serving patients in a 10,000-square-mile area, the UMC Trauma Center provided care to approximately 12,500 patients in 2016. The UMC Trauma Center has a survivability rate of 96 percent, including patients who were transported to UMC with less than a 1 percent chance of survival.
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center recently became one of only 67 hospitals in the nation to be verified as a Burn Center by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the UMC Lions Burn Care Center’s commitment to providing patients with the highest level of burn care