Sr. Medical Laboratory Scientist (Micro)
Req #: 5913
Category: LABORATORY SERVICES
Division: Clinical / Professional Services
Employment Type: Full Time
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30A-4P w/ rotating weekends when needed
Compensation Type: Hourly
Facility: John Peter Smith Hospital
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth
JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Anchored by a 537-bed acute care hospital, the network includes more than 46 community-based clinics, including 20 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.
Acclaim is our medical practice group and is comprised of a multispecialty medical practice group designed to align clinical providers with a common set of incentives and expectations supporting operational, financial and clinical performance improvement.
For more information, visit www.jpshealthnet.org
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Description: The Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) provides technical leadership to include assigning tasks to Lab Medical Scientists and Medical Lab Technicians. The Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) performs laboratory tests and analysis of patient specimens for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease across a variety of scientific areas (e.g. Chemical, Physical, Biological or Clinical) using standard techniques and equipment. The Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) performs assigned tasks for all patient populations and works within one or more designated departments including Chemistry; Hematology; Microbiology/Immunology/Serology; Stat Laboratory; and/or Transfusion Services. Typical Duties:
- Provides direct technical oversight to laboratory testing personnel as assigned by the Technical Supervisor of a laboratory section including providing oversight to team members in one or more of the following areas: Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology/Immunology/Serology, Stat Laboratory, and/or Transfusion Services.
- Ensures laboratory testing staff perform pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic processes according to regulatory standards and established policies and procedures.
- Acts as a resource for technical personnel in the department(s). Directly oversees orientation and training of new employees and medical technology students, and performs other duties as assigned by the Technical Supervisor.
- Resolves technical, mechanical, and quality control problems as they occur and completes requisite documentation.
- Determines the acceptability of patient samples for analysis. Prepares patient samples in accordance with industry standard methods.
- Analyzes patient samples and evaluates the reliability of test results according to age, gender, and specimen acceptability criteria prior to releasing information for use in patient care and treatment.
- Complies with all Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements relative to health care delivery.
- Participates in assigned proficiency surveys, performance improvement activities, and mandatory continuing education programs as requested and/or required.
- Performs and documents routine maintenance and minor instrument repairs. Reports concerns as necessary.
- Performs calibration procedures and analysis; verifies the acceptability of Quality Control values prior to analyzing patient samples.
- Performs Laboratory and Hospital Information System (LIS and HIS) computer functions involved in pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic processes.
- Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 2 plus years’ experience performing a variety of routine to complex clinical laboratory analysis
MUST have and maintain certification in one of the following:
- Medical Technologist (MT); OR
- Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS); OR
- Specialty certification within a related discipline from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT)
- If the member is ASCP or AMT certification-eligible as an MT or MLS, they will have up to one (1) year from hire to acquire the proper certification listed above
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Physical, Biological or Clinical Laboratory Science; or Medical Technology from an accredited college or university
- 4 plus years’ work experience as a Medical Technologist performing a variety of routine to complex clinical laboratory testing
Preferred Specialized Training:
- Training in advanced laboratory analyzer operations and maintenance
1500 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76104