Join the hospital trusted by Chicago’s Southland, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in this role as a Medical Technologist with the Family Care Center in Calumet City
The Medical Technologist is under direct supervision of the Lab Supervisor, the Medical Technologist performs moderate and high complexity testing, obtains, processes, analyzes and reports patient test results. Performs and interprets quality control and implements corrective action. Performs basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting. Provides technical assistance to customers when appropriate. Pursues continuing education opportunities. Total responsibility is defined by levels of competence, experience and participation. Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions
- Observes and adheres to all corporate compliance requirements and communicates issues as they arise to the appropriate parties as identified in the Corporate Compliance Plan and Departmental Compliance Plan
- Supports Laboratory Business Development through the departmental mission and follows all policies and procedures
- Remains cognizant of the hospital economics and helps insure departmental operations are within budgeted guidelines
- Suggests potential cost effective and/or performance improvement procedures or protocols for effective strategies dealing with budgeted expenses.
- Identifies opportunities to improve departmental efficiency through time and cost savings contributions
- Controls and maintains inventory and supplies for section at an optimum level
- Takes ownership and follows task or project through to completion
- Maintains proper attendance requirements per hospital policy
- Presents a Lean idea or participates in a Lean event at least once every 24 months
- Provides technical assistance to customers when appropriate
- Promotes teamwork through communication and support
- Has working knowledge of reagent stability and storage
- Performs standard, specialized automated and non-automated laboratory techniques.
- Operates all laboratory instruments within their section and insures proper functioning of equipment for patient testing by performing necessary quality control and/or calibrations.
- Trouble shoots instrument malfunction and performs major repairs on selected instruments.
- Maintains records/documentation.
- Processes data and enters results into computer system, demonstrating proficiency on the LIS/HIS systems, and has awareness of interfaces and other factors influencing test results.
- Prepares samples for analysis and determines acceptability of samples for testing according to departmental policy and procedures.
- Performs daily maintenance as defined by policy and procedure.
- Demonstrates competency by participating in CAP surveys and/or unknowns.\
- Has the ability to work all workstations within their assigned department/section and/or can be cross-trained to work at least one station or another.
- Pursues opportunities to participate in TQM activities and monitors quality assurance.
- Accurately verifies results within published turnaround times.
- Evaluates and interprets results. Recognizes/reports abnormal results, identifies, calls and documents critical value results 100% of the time.
- Ensures quality and timeliness of patient results by investigating problems involving specimen collection, results reporting, and turnaround time.
- Demonstrates theoretical knowledge of laboratory procedures and performs basic analytical and decision making functions with limited supervision.
- Assesses quality control trends, institutes corrective action and monitors for effectiveness.
- Differentiates technical, instrument and/or physiologic causes of unexpected test results by utilizing problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Correlates laboratory results with other lab or clinical data, correlates abnormal laboratory data with patient’s physiologic state to determine validity. Understands the basic physiology of laboratory tests and recognizes/validates results for accuracy and refer problems and/or questions to appropriate personnel.
- Adheres to Standard Precautions, Hospital and Laboratory safety policies and procedures 100% of the time.
- Supports departmental Lean initiatives through direct participation or the follow through of the standard work created through a Lean event. Actively participates in Huddle Board discussions
- Working knowledge of medical laboratory technical procedures, concepts, and applications normally attained through successful completion of a baccalaureate degree with specific training in medical technology and/or successful challenge of an accredited proficiency examination.
- B.S. in biological science and successful completion of a NAACLS or organization approved by HHS accredited Medical Technology program and successful challenge of an accredited proficiency examination. Alternate: B.S. degree from an accredited college or university in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences with a total of 32 semester hours including 16 semester hours in chemistry and 16 semester hours in biology and successful challenge of an accredited proficiency examination. Alternate: See CAP General Lab Guideline 54750
- New Hires must demonstrate all competencies during probation.
- Job Type/FTE:Full Time 12 hour
- Shift: Nights
- Unit/Department: Calumet City Family Care Center
- CBA Code: Non Union
Must comply with Ingalls Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.
Why Join Us
For nearly a century Ingalls Memorial has pioneered sophisticated clinical care and developed the area's most convenient network of comprehensive outpatient centers, all dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the community. Now, partnered with UChicago Medicine, we have expanded our network of expert physicians, convenient facilities and scope of service to speed your healing process and help navigate your path to wellness. A skilled Medical Staff and talented employees dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and injury provide a firm foundation for our reputation for quality. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is for you. Here at Ingalls, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us!
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UChicago Medicine Ingalls is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.