Job Title: Medical Technologist - Days (West Campus) Job ID: 128097 Location: West Campus, Houston, TX Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Dedicated to the health and wellness of children, Texas Children's Hospital West Campus was created to respond to the growing need for expert pediatric health care in West Houston, one of the city's most rapidly growing communities. As greater Houston's first suburban hospital designed exclusively for children, we offer the expert care you've come to trust from Texas Children's Hospital coupled with a location that's convenient and accessible for area families.
No third party considerations will be accepted at this time. Vendors please do not call HR directly to solicit.
12-hour shift: 7am-7pm
Perform technical laboratory procedures, analyze statistical data and report results to be used for prediction and diagnoses of disease and provision of quality patient care.
Validate specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size and process according to special handling protocols; organize and prioritize the workload so patient results are released within a timely manner; perform routine and complex test procedures recognizing and troubleshooting questionable orders and results, delta checking and repeating tests when necessary; provide age appropriate care based on age of patient, use appropriate instrumentation and reporting and interpreting results based on normal ranges; report critical results; assist others in troubleshooting specimen problems/errors. Perform and document scheduled QC procedures; review QC data and perform troubleshooting and corrective actions; review of completed worksheets, QC records and maintenance records; coordinate and document correlation studies; maintain and prepare reagents and perform and document required reagent checks to prevent interruptions in patient testing, monitor expiration dates. Perform daily and unscheduled instrument maintenance and calibration; troubleshoot instrument problems and make minor repairs when applicable; assist others in performing scheduled instrument maintenance and troubleshooting instrument problems; assist with the evaluation of new instruments and products and with the writing of new procedures. Participate in the teaching of other personnel (new employees and students) and continuing education. Perform assignment of "in-charge" technologist when necessary.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of hospital laboratory operations. The ability to operate a PC and use multi-constituent clinical laboratory analyzers, blood gas analyzers, microscopes, blood culture instruments, cell washers, irradiator and other laboratory equipment.
Education, Licensure and Experience:
Bachelor of Science degree with one of the following certifications required: MT (ASCP or AMT); MLS (ASCP); valid MT license from any state.