Full-time, Evenings and Nights, 32 hr./wk., Shifts between 3p - 7am, Every third weekend
Salary: Based on Experience
The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates critical thinking skills and independent judgment. The MLS understands the underlying scientific principles and technical elements of laboratory testing and result interpretation, as well as technical, procedural, and problem-solving aspects of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes.
The MLS is capable of performing and interpreting waived, moderate, and high complexity testing, and possesses skills to perform routine phlebotomy for patients of all age groups. The MLS interprets quality control values, troubleshoots and resolves QC failures, participates in additional quality assurance activities, and operates and maintains laboratory instrumentation. The MLS recognizes procedural and technical problems, troubleshoots and takes corrective action, and notifies Supervisor/Manager/Laboratory Medical Director as appropriate.
Essential Job Functions
According to standard operating procedure: demonstrates knowledge of criteria to interpret acceptability of specimens received for testing, communicates correct specimen collection, transportation requirements, and specimen unacceptability issues to caregiver assuring that document id is completed, maintains clear and concise specimen identification throughout the entire analytical process. Utilizes all available technologies to record and retrieve data in the daily workflow following standard operating procedure. Performs, interprets, and reports tests for which the individual has been validated according to standard operating procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to interpret the various clinical presentations of disease and technical elements of testing. Applies such knowledge in conjunction with the laboratory test findings to affect a timely and accurate diagnostic result. Organizes and prioritizes workload to maximize individual and departmental productivity. Ensures workload completion according to established guidelines. Performs simultaneous tasks, assists other staff with work related activities, and communicates with appropriate individuals as necessary. Interprets QC values. Investigates and troubleshoots QC failures according to predetermined criteria. Notifies the next level of authority as necessary and documents all action taken. Participates in additional Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
Education & Experience
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), American Society for Clinical Pathology, Within 12 Months of Start Date
Clinical Lab Scientist, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Within 12 Months of Start Date
Medical Technologist, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Within 12 Months of Start Date
Licensed by a governing board in healthcare North Dakota Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice Prior to Start Date
Internal Number: 26883
About Altru Health System
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At Altru Health System, we are serious about providing an exceptional patient experience and positively impacting the communities we serve. Our physician-led, community-owned, not-for-profit health system serves over 225,000 residents in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. We are a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.