Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical Technologist in Dekalb, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Company Job ID-10496The Medical Technologist is responsible for the performance of laboratory testing and quality control that require the exercise of independent judgement and responsibility. This includes the performance of tests defined under CLIA'88 as high complexity tests. The MT is to be knowledgeable in the technical area(s) to which they are assigned and is expected to resolve technical equipment and procedural problems to completion. The MT may be required to work in more than 1 area of the Clinical Laboratory if so requested by their manager/supervisor. Performs moderate and (if applicable) high complexity testing accurately and efficiently. Follows lab procedures carefully. Follows laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing. Understands the theory behind all testing and is able to troubleshoot utilizing the knowledge of that theory. Is capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. Accurately assesses problems utilizing problem solving skills. Performs instrument checks, maintenance and troubleshooting per department protocol and understands the operation and maintenance of equipment pertinent to job. Performs system quality assurance assays, collates and evaluates results for approval. Demonstrates knowledge of abnormal and/or unusual test results and makes appropriate decisions about releasing the results. Is able to correct a problem or immediately notify a supervisor when appropriate. Maintains a safe work environment by using required personal protective equipment and/or devices (PPD). Handles biohazard materials and/or chemicals according to established protocols. Maintains proficiency in laboratory bench work. Prioritizes tasks and is able to multi-task. Participates in teaching of students and other health professionals as required. Works additional shifts as needed and scheduled to complete workload. Takes an active role in maintaining inventory at acceptable levels. Provides accurate computer and non-computer entries and documentation. Actively participates in quality control per established protocol. Records these checks appropriately and takes corrective action as indicated. Performs all aspects of daily work in a manner that contributes to and ensures an environment of patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Participates in CE programs, in-services, lab meetings, and various committees (i.e. Safety Committee, QI Committee). Completes the continuing education requirement of a minimum of 12 hours per year for certified employees (full-time and part-time). Reviews QC/QA records to assure completeness and to identify areas of concern. Reports findings to supervisor or manager.Required: 1 year experience or recent graduate. Need MT or MLS through ASCP. Must provide proof of Education as stated in the CLIA guidelines. Bachelors Degree in Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Tech with a Medical Tech certification - MT(ASCP) or Medical Lab Scientist - MLS(ASCP). New graduates must obtain ASCP certification within 1 year from hire date. Individual must meet requirements for performing high complexity testing as defined by federal licensing guidelines (CLIA) and accreditation agencies (JCAHO,CAP). Communication skills. Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Basic computer skills. Cert MLS, CERT MT. Desired: 2 years experience.Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. This employer participates in E-Verify.