Columbus Regional Health Medical Technologist I in Columbus, Indiana
Columbus Regional Hospital * 7102 Lab Core
Part Time, Days, 24
ABOUT THE JOB Part-time; Day shift; Variable start times; 24 hours per week; Three 8-hour days; Requirement to work every fourth weekend & two holidays per year.
- The individual performs laboratory procedures according to established and approved protocols. These tests are performed under the supervision of the technical specialist or acting technical specialist.
- The individual should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, participate as a member of the laboratory team, possess effective verbal and written communication skills, exhibit ethical behavior and continue professional development.
- The position's primary customers are the patients (newborns, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric), nursing staff, physicians, other non-nursing hospital departments, contract accounts, physician's office staff, community and other lab departments.
- Suppliers include nursing departments, physicians, pathologists, physician's offices and lab personnel.
- Medical technologists that are working as generalists are required to rotate into Chemistry, Point-of-Care, Hematology and Blood Bank with limited responsibilities in Microbiology, Immunology and send-outs (referral lab).
- Technical responsibilities as a generalist include sufficient training to work on second shift, third shift, weekends and holidays when there is limited staffing.
- Medical technologists are required to work weekends based upon the scheduling pattern determined by laboratory management. The holiday requirement is two/year- typically, one summer holiday and one winter holiday.
- This position does not provide direct patient care.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Associate Degree in Medical Technology from a two-year college or technical school and appropriate certification
- Bachelor's degree in medical technology or related science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) without current certification
- Bachelor’s degree and accepted into an accredited School of Medical Technology
- Undergraduate student in a 3+1 Medical Technology degree track and accepted into an accredited Medical Technology Program.
- Qualified as a ‘Testing Person’ under the CLIA 88 regulations for Laboratory Testing Personnel, e.g., grandfather clause for HEW certificate holders.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS One of the following certifications is required:
- MLT (ASCP) - Not required for renewal (certification obtained prior to January 2004)
- MLT (ASCP) CM
- MLT, AMT
Individuals that are hired as a CRH sponsored Medical Technology Student and meet the CLIA 88 regulations as a testing person will not be required to hold a certification until completion of an accredited Clinical Lab Scientist program. Once the program is completed the individual must receive certification within 6 months of graduation.
Those individuals who have achieved a satisfactory grade in the HHS (HEW) certification exam prior to January 1, 1990 will be considered to have met this job class requirement.
Req #: 3495