Blood Bank Medical Laboratory Scientist Full-Time Evening at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/19/2021


Job Snapshot

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    3 - Night

Job Description

Location Address: 9100 W 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
Work Hours/Shift:
FT Evenings
1400-2230 Monday-Friday
One Weekend/Month
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Shares technical knowledge with co-workers; assists with training & orientation of new employees/students & serves as a resource to current staff, students, & physicians.
  • Demonstrates initiative in work and other activities.
  • Adjusts to changing customer needs by adapting work habits, schedules, or matters of personal convenience to improve service.
  • Attendance pattern reflects commitment to job requirements & patient care needs
  • Demonstrates & models positive behaviors which are supportive of change.
  • Shows enthusiasm in the workplace; actively involved in promoting morale & encouraging others.
  • Seeks opportunities to work cooperatively with other members of the hospital & system.
  • Assist in the training of new associates.
  • Willingly assists other associates during times of high volume workload.
  • Works independently.
  • Uses time efficiently when regular workload is done.
  • Cross-trained between laboratory areas.
  • Participates in and maintains competency requirements. 
  • Recognizes limitations & asks for assistance/instruction when necessary.
  • Limits personal phone calls & business so as not to compromise productivity.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions; openly admits mistakes & seeks ways to correct the problem.
  • Responds in a professional manner to customer requests & inquiries, assuming responsibility for seeing them through to completion.
  • Receives, prioritizes, and processes specimens in a timely manner to meet or exceed turnaround time standards.
  • Performs & monitors the collection of laboratory specimens.
  • Performs testing according to established procedures.
  • Evaluates & interprets data based on knowledge of numerous factors affecting test results.
  • Verifies normal & confirms abnormal results; provides appropriate communication & documentation in accordance with section protocols & in compliance with all accrediting & regulatory agencies.
  • Recognizes critical results & documents action taken according to established policies.
  • Utilizes critical thinking to recognize & resolve problems, documents corrective actions, and communicates to team.
  • Performs & evaluates quality control, equipment maintenance, and instrument calibration as needed.
  • Uses the LIS efficiently to order tests, enter results/documentation, & obtain information, in keeping with established protocols.
  • Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee’s responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication.
  • Enhances technical expertise & professional knowledge by participation in mandatory & continuing education opportunities.
  • Maintains clean, well-stocked, & organized work area.
  • Understands & utilizes department resources, including department manuals, administrative policy manuals, safety manuals, MSDS & other reference material.
  • Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment and follows established chemical hygiene & biohazard protocols.
  • Bachelors’s Degree
  • No Previous Experience Required
  • Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) certification or equivalent or advanced degree and able to meet CLIA’s 88 standards for high complexity testing
  • Certification or equivalent required upon 90 day evaluation date. 
Job Summary:
The Medical Laboratory Scientists performs laboratory analysis requiring a complex network of steps & variables.  Confirms & verifies, correlates & interprets test results utilizing in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, instruments, & physiology.  Recognizes technical, instrumental & physiological problems, identifies the cause & evaluates alternative solutions.  Operates, maintains, & repairs equipment.  Establishes & monitors quality assurance program

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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