Medical Technologist | MT / MLT - Micro Specialty ($10k Sign-on)

Pleasant Hill, MO

$60,000 - $90,000 a year

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Type: Full Time

Medical Technologist / Medical Laboratory Technician (Micro Specialty)

Eligible for $10,000 Sign-on Bonus!!!

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Director, the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)/Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) is responsible for performing diagnostic tests as ordered by physicians, authorized by the laboratory director. This role demands a level of expertise consistent with the individual’s education, training, and technical abilities. Responsibilities include maintaining laboratory equipment, conducting quality assessments, managing workloads to meet deadlines, adhering to laboratory procedures, and upholding accreditation standards. Additionally, there may be opportunities to assist in guiding and training lab personnel and students, subject to the laboratory director's discretion.

Microbiology Specific:

In the microbiology lab, Technologists are tasked with preparing and interpreting bacterial cultures, identifying clinically significant organisms, and performing susceptibility testing. They also conduct molecular testing on various PCR platforms, maintain instrument functionality through routine maintenance and quality control, and ensure testing environment sterility.

Essential Functions:

- Lead positively to foster an effective work environment.
- Embrace opportunities for knowledge growth and new ideas.
- Perform accurate testing and routine troubleshooting.
- Complete quality control tasks, document corrective actions, and make decisions on patient results.
- Process proficiency samples, document critical values, and release results following policy guidelines.
- Participate in departmental competency testing and professional development activities.
- Maintain certification and participate in educational programs and meetings.
- Perform special assignments, including training new hires or students.
- Demonstrate proficiency with computer and laboratory information systems.
- Interact positively with a diverse range of individuals.
- Support the Medical Center’s mission and values.
- Ensure regular attendance and perform duties as assigned.
- Familiarity with bench testing, antimicrobial resistance, and clinically significant microorganisms.

Requirements:

- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Registered MLT/MT/MLS with ASCP, AMT, ASMT, or equivalent credentials. New graduates must obtain certification within three months of hire.
- Competency in operating laboratory instrumentation and interpreting results.
- Effective communication skills with patients, medical staff, and colleagues.
- Ability to work with patients across all life stages and understand their physical and psychological needs.
- Adherence to laboratory policies and procedures.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work within established guidelines.


For immediate consideration, email your resume to austin @mleehealthcare.com