Medical Technologist - Transfusion Services - 3rd Shift- $10,000 Sign on Bonus
Location: Dallas, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: $25.89-$35.76 per hour
based on experience
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 10003573
Responsible for basic specimen processing and testing to assist physicians in the diagnosis of patients.
Skills or Special Abilities
Must be able to follow all laboratory procedures.
Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of laboratory techniques.
Must be able to satisfactorily operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of laboratory equipment.
Must be able to identify and appropriately address problems adversely affecting test results.
Must be able to maintain accurate records, follow oral and written instructions, and communicate effectively with various hospital personnel and medical staff.
Must be able to use laboratory and hospital computer systems appropriately to accomplish assigned work within three months of employment.
1. Responsible for receiving specimens, assessing specimen integrity, verifying labeling and documentation, and for data entry of orders to ensure that patients are appropriately billed.
2. Responsible for basic and complex specimen processing, reagent preparation, test performance and for reporting test results within the assigned area.
3. Performs all required quality control tasks to ensure validity of test results, and maintains documentation regarding quality control, calibrations, maintenance and handling of proficiency testing samples. Responsible for the maintenance of equipment and performs troubleshooting procedures and documents corrective action.
4. Assists with the instruction and consultation of new employees, residents, medical technology students, physicians and other personnel in proper laboratory procedures.
5. Responsible for actively participating in the Pathology Quality Assurance program.
6. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals and mission of PHHS. May perform special projects, such as research and development or product evaluation, under the supervision of a Laboratory Section Supervisor.
7. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of Pathology by attending seminars/workshops as required by PHHS and the Department of Pathology, and by reading professional journals and PHHS publications. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
8. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Pathology area. Follows internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding, and reports any unethical or fraudulent behavior.
1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.
2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or a related science field, from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Must be certified by one of the following below- OR- certification eligible with certification obtained from 3 months to within 6 months, from hire: Medical Technologist (MT)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
- National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) Medical Technologist (MT)
- American Medical Technologist (AMT)-Medical Technologist (MT)
- Department of Health Services (HHS) formally (HEW) Technologist, Blood Banking (BB)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Technologist, Chemistry (C)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Technologist, Hematology (H)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Technologist, Microbiology (M)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Technologist, Molecular Biology (MB)
Parkland Health first opened its doors in 1894 and is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. The hospital averages more than 1 million outpatient visits annually. Services include a Level I Trauma Center, the first verified burn center in North Texas and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The system also includes a network of community-based health centers, including primary care and women's clinics, 5 school-based health centers and numerous outreach and education programs. Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.