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Medical Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)


Southaven, Mississippi

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Job ID 21000EQY

Available Openings 3

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Performs pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of laboratory testing, using manual procedures as well as operating various laboratory equipment and automated analyzer systems.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquires job skills and adheres to department procedures.

  • Reviews and complies with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

  • Works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative.

  • May refer to Senior Staff with day-to-day problems that may arise.

  • Under general supervision by a Technical Supervisor or Lead, prepares and performs testing, editing, and reporting of various clinical tests as directed under department SOPs and applicable state and private regulatory agencies.

  • May perform principal duties and responsibilities of all levels of Laboratory Assistants.

  • Responsible for daily equipment maintenance and troubleshooting under general supervision.

  • If applicable by local governing state requirements, performs routine laboratory protocols; pipetting, measuring, and pouring of samples.

  • Follows the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.

  • Documents daily, weekly, and monthly quality control and maintenance procedures as assigned. Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.

  • Fully understands policies and procedures prior to performing proficiency testing.
  • Performs specimen handling for inter-laboratory tests.

  • Provides mentorship and training of Lab Assistants.

  • Performs routine monitoring of reagents, chemicals, equipment parts, and other necessary supplies for testing.

  • Complies with all laboratory safety protocols, including, but not limited to, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), proper laboratory techniques, disposal of biohazard, etc.

  • May escalate difficult/complex issues to supervisor for resolution, as deemed necessary.

  • Assists with various projects as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and be able to sit/stand for extended periods in a laboratory environment.
  • Must be able to work with clinical and environmental samples, including, but not limited to blood, urine, etc.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and/or reagents specific to laboratory testing.
  • Must be able to work in a medium to high noise level.

EDUCATION:

  • Associates of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology required or Bachelor’s Degree in Applied, Biological, or Laboratory Sciences strongly preferred.
  • If applicable by local governing state requirements, MLT License required.
  • National Certification (ASCP or ASCLS) preferred.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • 0 – 1 year related experience with college degree and license plus certification or 3 – 5 years’ experience with no license or certification.
  • Basic knowledge of medical laboratory testing and experience in clinical laboratory required.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently.
  • Prior experience with laboratory systems preferred.
  • PC literacy required.
  • Ability to follow precise directions in a situation requiring speed, accuracy, and efficiency.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.