Tandem Hospital Partners

Technician, Medical Lab

US-KS-Kansas City
Job ID
2017-1137
# of Openings
1
Category
Hospital Operations
Kansas City

Overview

Saint Luke

 

 

Saint Luke’s Community Hospital provides a modern approach to personalized, high quality, compassionate care. With neighborhood locations throughout the greater Kansas City area, specializing in 24/7 emergency services and inpatient stays, this leading-edge hospital concept provides greater access to patient care, while drawing on the breadth and expertise of the Saint Luke’s integrated health network. After listening to and engaging our communities, Saint Luke’s is pleased to offer its patients an exceptional patient experience, with convenient locations, short wait times, skilled patient care from board-certified physicians and experienced nurses, as well as dedicated lab, imaging and pharmacy services.

 

Saint Luke’s has engaged Tandem Hospital Partners (THP) to provide management services to staff and grow Saint Luke’s Community Hospital.

 

As an employee of THP you have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, new model of healthcare. You will experience a work environment that includes the best of both worlds, a new innovative healthcare hospital model, while also working in partnership with and representing the most reputable, recognized, and award-winning hospital brands in the United States. From excellent benefit plans to a family and service-oriented company culture, THP offers its employees a rewarding and motivating career with work-life balance, continuing education, and career growth opportunities.

 

Job Opportunity – Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Within the framework of the laboratory, under the direct supervision of a Lab Director. Performs laboratory testing and related documentation functions accurately and in a timely manner to provide information for patient care. Performs routine and specialized testing as well as activities associated with actual testing such as quality control, quality assurance and instrument maintenance.

 

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

 

  • Responsible for daily laboratory testing in areas of hematology, chemistry, and point of care testing.
  • Maintains quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced trouble shooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols.
  • Serves as technical resource by participating in staff training; answering questions of other professionals; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks.
  • Defines and maintains the standards of laboratory testing within the institution according to established CLIA guidelines.
  • Routinely assesses the quality of testing rendered.
  • Obtains blood specimens using venipuncture and capillary collections from patients of all ages in the hospital.
  • Responsible for verifying quality control data tested and calibration of instruments when applicable.
  • Participate in analysis of Proficiency Test samples and assist in training of lab staff on proficiency testing process
  • Responsible for collaborating with other departments and agencies regarding resources, testing requirements and services for improved patient care.
  • Participates in appropriate meetings and committees.
  • Must assist and train other lab testing personnel in processing specimens, documents management and reporting results.
  • Responsible for answering phone calls, restocking and ordering of lab supplies, routine cleaning of work areas, and maintenance of equipment.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Must be licensed by state to perform lab testing if applicable
  • Associates degree
  • Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent
  • Current BLS, required
  • Experience with IV start, phlebotomy, preferred Certification as an EMT and/or ER experience, preferred
  • 3 -5 years of lab testing experience required

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff to define business requirements and goals, and to identify and resolve issues
  • Able to keep a positive attitude and problem solving stance in difficult circumstances
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be extremely effective independently

 

Shift(s) Available

Fulltime

 

Location

Kansas City, Kansas

   

 

Eligibility Requirements

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States, and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. TN, H1B status), now or in the future.

THP strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment.  THP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, Veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

 

About THP

THP partners with leading hospital systems across the U.S. to build and manage state-licensed, CMS-accredited, acute care hospitals. Tandem’s strong clinical, retail, and hospital industry experience establishes us as the preferred partner in this emerging industry segment with the most experienced, collaborative, values-driven leadership team in the space. By partnering with Tandem, hospitals are able to accommodate the growing demand for health care services, resulting in more convenient access to high quality, patient-centric emergency and inpatient care for the communities they serve.

      

 

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