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Medical Laboratory Technician

Rice County District Hospital is seeking a full-time Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT). Qualified candidates will have a Medical Laboratory Technician Degree. Newly graduated individuals are encouraged to apply. No experience is required.

This position is full time. Hours include being on call one night a week and one weekend per month.

Excellent benefits package available.

Candidate is required pass a background check, a pre-employment physical, and a drug screen. HIPAA compliance is mandatory for all employees of the healthcare system.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Laboratory manager, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. The position reports to the Laboratory Manager. The Medical Laboratory Technologist also maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine and special laboratory tests.
  • Recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the Laboratory manager or Pathologist.
  • Calls critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to established criteria.
  • Prepares test reports legibly. Initials and dates own work performed. Reviews reports for clerical accuracy and clinical indications.
  • Performs quality-control tests.
  • Runs quality-control tests according to procedure and maintains appropriate data recording.
  • Analyzes quality-control data and takes appropriate corrective action when results are outside acceptable limits. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the Laboratory manager as required. Documents actions taken.
  • Holds patient results until out-of-control situations are resolved. Reports unresolved situations to the laboratory Manager, or where appropriate, to the Clinical Pathologist.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Observes and follows department preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Documents all instrument checks, preventive maintenance, routines, problems, and corrective actions taken.
  • Recognizes, analyzes, and takes corrective action to resolve instrument/clinical problems. Provides assistance to laboratory co-workers in the resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the Laboratory Manager as required.
  • Reports unresolved instrument/clinical problems to the Laboratory manager.
  • Provides in-service training to other laboratory personnel and students.
  • Provides instruction in laboratory bench procedures, instrument/clinical troubleshooting techniques, and clinical application of test results.
  • Assures assimilation of procedures and evaluates troubleshooting techniques. Documents same by initialing department checklist.
  • Assists the Laboratory Manager in establishing educational programs that will meet the needs of employees or students.
  • Writes new procedures and conducts in-service classes for other laboratory personnel under the guidance of the Laboratory Manager.
  • Performs clerical functions associated.
  • Maintains records of work performed for workload and statistical reporting purposes. May be assigned responsibility for monthly collation of data.
  • Helps maintain files pertinent to the laboratory.
  • Contributes to the general laboratory functions and institutional needs.
  • Performs specimen collection and processing duties as needed or assigned and according to policies established in the Phlebotomy area.
  • Attends regular department staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Attends and participates in the preparation and/or presentation of the laboratory continuing education programs.
  • Observes laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, and safety practices.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean, and restocks daily supplies.
  • Assumes the role of Manager in the routine daily activities of the laboratory as assigned.
  • Maintains equilibrium in stressful situations.
  • Preforms proficiency samples annually as patient samples.

Additional Responsibilities:

i. Performs other related duties as assigned.

ii. Will cover other labs associated with the hospital as assigned.

iii. May be assigned responsibilities for coordinating educational activities.

iv. Assists the Laboratory Manager in inventory control and requisition of supplies.

v. Assists the Laboratory Manager in quality-assurance activities.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to act independently and make decisions under stress.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle emergency and crisis situations.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree and successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Technology program that is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), or equivalent training, education, and experience.
  • Preferred ASCP certification or equivalent nationally recognized Medical Laboratory Technician certification within 1 year of hire.
  • Or High school diploma or equivalent and enrolled in a Medical Laboratory Technology program that is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to do phlebotomy for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Must be able to discern colors and hues.
  • Able to take direction over the phone and perform maintenance.
  • Adequate computer and verbal communication skills

Hospital District #1 of Rice County operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  The operational needs of the laboratory department and safety of the patients may require that employees be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to hr@rch-lyons.com or download and print the Employment Application. The application can be delivered in person or mailed to
Rice County District Hospital
Attn: Human Resources
619 South Clark
Lyons, KS 67554

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