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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs procedures for testing or analysis on specimens submitted to the laboratory. Evaluates test results for accuracy and submits results for the purpose of aiding the physician in diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients. Performs analyses that may involve a complex network of steps, variable fine-line discriminations of several parameters, correction of a variety of errors, and the operation and maintenance of complicated instruments. Supervises and accounts for work of trainees and other supportive technical personnel employed by the laboratory. Performs assigned duties rapidly and accurately. Plans work activities and makes decisions connected with own work. Recognizes unusual results and/or abnormalities and takes prompt and appropriate action to assure the accuracy and validity of test result. Assumes accountability for the dissemination of patient information to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of patients. Duties may also include performance of procedures associated with procurement of specimens from patients.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in medical technology or an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university, and • Successful completion of a structured clinical program (CAHEA approved), and certification in clinical laboratory sciences by a recognized certifying agency.
    OR:
  • New Graduates or candidates with no prior experience, with a Bachelors degree in medical technology or an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university, and • Successful completion of a structured clinical program (CAHEA approved) and must obtain a certification in clinical laboratory sciences or laboratory specialty within the first six (6) months from date of hire.
    OR:
  • Completion of an accredited structured clinical program in Medical Technology (NOTE: For Military Training, the 60-week program must have been successfully completed.) and
  • Certification by a recognized certifying agency, both prior to 1963.
    OR:
  • Bachelors degree in an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university and • A clinical laboratory specialist certification (certification after obtaining degree is preferred).
    NOTE: A specialist certification limits qualification to the area of specialization only. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) or American Medical Technologist (AMT) or United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) is required. Certification in Specialty for area of laboratory employment required without a Medical Technologist (or equivalent) certification. Must maintain certification status in compliance with specifications for continuing education required by the certification agency.

Job Snapshot

Location US-TX-San Antonio
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

University Health System

University Hospital is the only pediatric trauma center for San Antonio and South Texas. The trauma team at University Hospital is recognized for its expertise in treating serious injuries and burns in children by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs procedures for testing or analysis on specimens submitted to the laboratory. Evaluates test results for accuracy and submits results for the purpose of aiding the physician in diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients. Performs analyses that may involve a complex network of steps, variable fine-line discriminations of several parameters, correction of a variety of errors, and the operation and maintenance of complicated instruments. Supervises and accounts for work of trainees and other supportive technical personnel employed by the laboratory. Performs assigned duties rapidly and accurately. Plans work activities and makes decisions connected with own work. Recognizes unusual results and/or abnormalities and takes prompt and appropriate action to assure the accuracy and validity of test result. Assumes accountability for the dissemination of patient information to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of patients. Duties may also include performance of procedures associated with procurement of specimens from patients.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in medical technology or an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university, and • Successful completion of a structured clinical program (CAHEA approved), and certification in clinical laboratory sciences by a recognized certifying agency.
    OR:
  • New Graduates or candidates with no prior experience, with a Bachelors degree in medical technology or an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university, and • Successful completion of a structured clinical program (CAHEA approved) and must obtain a certification in clinical laboratory sciences or laboratory specialty within the first six (6) months from date of hire.
    OR:
  • Completion of an accredited structured clinical program in Medical Technology (NOTE: For Military Training, the 60-week program must have been successfully completed.) and
  • Certification by a recognized certifying agency, both prior to 1963.
    OR:
  • Bachelors degree in an appropriate biological/chemical/medical science from an accredited college or university and • A clinical laboratory specialist certification (certification after obtaining degree is preferred).
    NOTE: A specialist certification limits qualification to the area of specialization only. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) or American Medical Technologist (AMT) or United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) is required. Certification in Specialty for area of laboratory employment required without a Medical Technologist (or equivalent) certification. Must maintain certification status in compliance with specifications for continuing education required by the certification agency.
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