Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:
Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better
An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization
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Riverside Blvd location, 1p-930p, 80 Hrs/2 wks
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collects patient specimens as needed.
Utilize the Information System to receive patients, order and collect samples, result tests, answer questions from nurses and physicians, document quality control activities and produce reports required to perform job tasks.
Confirms accuracy of patient sample identification prior to performing analyses; evaluates specimen quality and identifies when unacceptable. Documents information concerning quality of specimen, impact of sub-optimal specimens on test values. Initiates recollection procedure as indicated.
Perform waived, moderate and high complexity lab tests as defined by CLIA in the lab specialties of hematology, urinalysis, chemistry and blood bank or microbiology by automated and manual methods according to defined policies and procedures.
Analyze test results prior to release of information to chart for validity and accuracy. Recognizes subtle yet significant problems which occur with testing methodologies. Troubleshoots suspect test results using technical knowledge and experience. Implements corrective action when inaccurate, inappropriate findings/results/reports are identified.
Performs high complexity tests such as bone marrow, sperm morphology, etc.
Assure that designated turnaround times for results are met and that critical results are appropriately reported and documented.
Perform quality control and proficiency testing procedures as defined by policy.
Interpret and troubleshoot quality control results to ensure accurate and precise test results.
Perform preventative maintenance, advanced troubleshooting and calibration of laboratory instrumentation.
Participate in method and instrument evaluation and implementation
Investigates/resolves technical issues.
Participates on interdepartmental committees or teams.
Participates in teaching students and training new partners.
Completes and signs off on competency checklists for techs.
Develops updates and procedures as requested.
Serves as a resource to inexperienced partners.
Performs additional tasks such as scheduling, antibiograms, etc.
Maintain competency in current procedures and gain competency for new methods implemented
Education and Experience
Must be qualified to perform high complexity testing according to CLIA 493.1489 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications.
Certification and Licensure
MT/MLS Generalist Certification or Specialty Certification BB, C, H or M required.
MLT certification required for all Associate degree partners.
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Internal Number: 19325
Mercyhealth is a non-profit regional health care organization with more than 8,000 employee partners, 5 major hospitals, and 80 facilities and clinics throughout the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin region. We are committed to being a top integrated health care provider and continuously work to make life better for the people, families and communities we serve.
Our partners serve with compassion, dedication, pride and professionalism. Our culture focuses on employee engagement, empowerment and growth, working together as a team to achieve one common goal: our mission of providing exceptional health care services, resulting in healing in the broadest sense and a best-in-class place to work for our partners.
We place great importance on providing our partners the tools, resources, facilities, and support to create lifelong career opportunities with an emphasis on a rewarding work-life balance. We achieve this by offering partners:
• Tuition and certification reimbursement
• Generous PTO accruals
• Career ladder and advancement opportunities
• Partner recognition days and achievement awards
• Local/regional discounts and incentives
At Mercyhealth, we serve with a ...passion for making lives better, and we truly believe our accomplished staff is second to none in this mission. We hope you’ll consider becoming part of the Mercyhealth family.