Columbus Regional Health Medical Technologist I in Columbus, Indiana

Columbus Regional Hospital * 7102 Lab Core

Columbus, Indiana

Technical

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.

SUMMARY

  • 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

  1. Associate Degree in Medical Technology from a two-year college or technical school and appropriate certification
  2. Bachelor's degree in medical technology or related science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) without current certification
  3. Bachelor’s degree and accepted into an accredited School of Medical Technology
  4. Undergraduate student in a 3+1 Medical Technology degree track and accepted into an accredited Medical Technology Program.
  5. 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.

Posted: 04/19/2018

Req #: 3495