Memorial Health System

  • Medical Technologist

    Job Locations US-IL-Jacksonville
    ID
    2020-3193
    Category
    Laboratory
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Medical Technologists perform laboratory tests that determine the presence, absence, or cause of disease on patients of all ages. They conduct a full range of tests and utilize precision instruments, computers, and other complex electronic equipment. Medical Technologists in this role function as generalists and rotate through various departments, including blood bank, quad, micro-chemistry, and hematology.  They have a home department each shift, and that department changes daily. This provides a variety of experiences with sophisticated technology and instrumentation.

     

    Medical Technologists must have strong phlebotomy skills and perform venipunctures, capillary punctures, and arterial punctures. They operate and maintain all instruments. The established team provides a supportive environment where everyone works together for the success of the individuals and the team.

     

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    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, or Biology

     

    Licensure/Certification/Registry:

    • Registered MLS (ASCP) / MT (ASCP) required within 12 months of employment or certification by an equivalent national registry for Clinical Laboratory Science

     

    Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Working Conditions-Physical Requirements & Atmosphere:

    • Physical requirements include repetitive motions of the hands, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying objects that may weigh up to 50 lbs.
    • Age Specific Competence Requirement: Specimens are obtained from infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
    • Potential for exposure to infectious agents and/or physical injury.

    Responsibilities

    • Venipunctures, capillary punctures and arterial punctures

     

    • Work in all areas of the clinical laboratory-generalist

     

    • Operation of computers, precision instruments and other complex electronic equipment

     

    • Assumes supervisory role when required

     

    • Follows all policies

     

    • Performs quality assurance functions

     

    • Works weekends and holidays

     

    • Hours and shifts may vary depending on circumstances

     

    • Performs testing with little or no supervision

     

    • Participation in all GPE initiatives, including Lab subcommittee GPE initiatives

     

    • Performs other related work as required or requested.

     

    • Assists with educational process for students in the laboratory.

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