LCMC Health Reg. Medical Technologist--Micro in New Orleans, Louisiana
University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow’s cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.
We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you’re a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier. This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. University Medical Center reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
POSITION SUMMARY:Performs a wide range of routine to complex medical laboratory tests, procedures and analyses to provide data for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Must have knowledge of acceptable medical laboratory testing theory and techniques and the ability to apply them. Knowledge of laboratory standards set forth by CAP, JCAHO, CLIA, CMA, OSHA, AABB and CLSI are required.
POSITION DUTIES: Performs laboratory testing in one or more sections of the laboratory which assists in the diagnosis of patients.The tasks and responsibilities include:
· Processes specimens, prepares reagents, performs routine and specialized testing procedures, reports and interprets test results. Performs quality control testing, evaluates test performance and results, calibrates, maintains and monitors equipment used in analytical performance. Performs instrument maintenance and troubleshooting. Performs corrective action to resolve issues and completely documents all actions and data. Demonstrates the ability to work independently and to handle multiple tasks within defined turnaround times. Verifies analytic accuracy, precision, sensitivity and reference ranges for test methods. Maintains competency on all procedures delegated to perform. Adheres to regulatory compliance standards and participates in Performance Improvement Projects. Notifies supervisors of problems, errors and unusual occurrences and documents these on QA form. Follows safety and infection control policies and procedures and notifies supervisor if safety hazards are noted. Communicates instrument or testing concerns to the Lead Medical Technologist or Lab Supervisor.
Required: Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Clinical Labortary Sciences, Biology, or other related field—as evidenced by current Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners license as a CLS – Generalist or CLS – Specialist. Experience: Required: None Preferred: 1-3 years in a clinical laboratory setting License/Certification: Must be licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners as a CLS - Generalist or as a CLS – Specialist. Skills: Professional knowledge of concepts, principles, practices and methodology of routine and complex analysis in designated laboratory specialty. Good organizational skills. Ability to multitask and prioritize. Good customer relations and communication skills. Physical Demands: Medium physical requirements: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.