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Medical Technologist 1 - RML General Microbiology

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:--Medical Technologist 1 - RML General Microbiology
Department:--RML Microbiology Admin
Job Number:--2021-3755
Date Posted:--10/21/2021
Position Type:--Laboratory Services

Job Qualifications:

Medical Technologist 1

RML General Microbiology

Rush University Medical Center is one of the country's leading medical centers pushing the boundaries of healthcare services with innovative, compassionate, and accountable team members. Are you ready to challenge and grow your skills, contribute to providing top quality patient care, and enhance your career? Rush is a diverse and inclusive culture, and offers a competitive salary, and a valuable compensation package including health, dental and vision benefits, retirement, health savings accounts, and tuition assistance to invest in your future.

This position is responsible for performing all assigned laboratory testing and reporting for the testing area. This position requires teamwork to achieve common goals and meet deadlines to provide quality care to clients and patients. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. Must adhere to the Rush Code of Conduct and Rush ICARE values: Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence, executing these values with compassion.

Position Responsibilities:
Utilizes required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the lab area. Labels and processes specimens properly. Performs all laboratory procedures efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision once trained. All testing must be done following Rush approved Policies and Procedures.
Performs required quality control (QC) procedures and preventative maintenance, including corrective action and documentation, for all procedures and instrumentation. Recognizes QC problems or discrepancies and attempts to determine the cause of problem. Notifies appropriate supervisor or designee regarding QC problems or discrepancies according to the established procedure.
Performs basic troubleshooting of equipment and processes with minimal assistance, documents action and notifies appropriate personnel, for example, supervisors, of problems all the time. Able to recognize when additional help is needed and seeks out that help. Keeps work area neat, clean, organized, and well always stocked. Disinfects area at the beginning and end of each shift.
Accepts no inappropriate specimens. Notifies appropriate person of specimens that must be drawn or collected again and documents the notification.
Meets turnaround time expectations by prioritizing and organizing the workload for the shift. Monitors the pending list periodically to ensure turnaround time of all samples.
Utilizes time effectively and seeks out additional job duties when shift tasks are complete. Completes work without incurring overtime. Assists fellow workers to finish shift tasks.
Required to obtain and document 12 hours of laboratory continuing education per year.
Accepts and/or volunteers for method evaluations and new procedure development or other special projects and completes them within an agreed upon time frame. Participates in procedure implementation and training of new staff and students. Encouraged to identify and participate in process improvement projects.
May perform the duties of the tech-in- charge for specified periods of time. Oversees operations according to departmental guidelines. Understands when to defer issues to appropriate personnel, for example a supervisor or director, and does so.
Review's lab results as required and takes appropriate action before verification and release. Recognizes and calls critical results within defined time frames. Review's paper generated results and transcribes accurately into the Lab Information System.
Additional job duties will be defined by the laboratory's specific bench or assignment competencies.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Position Qualifications Include:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in relevant science required.
Certification (or eligible) from nationally recognized certifying agency preferred. Eligibility as determined by ASCP and/or AMT requirements. Some laboratory disciplines may require more stringent certification criteria.
No previous experience required.
Affective behavior: Interacts effectively and respectfully with everyone encountered at the medical center.

Company Highlights:
Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
Rush's behavioral health program and Rush's pathology and clinical laboratories are Joint Commission accredited.
All three hospitals in the Rush University System for Health have been designated a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago , Medical Technologist 1 - RML General Microbiology, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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