Performs the duties of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the Main Laboratory and works closely with the Lab Director to plan, direct, organize, and maintain the PMC Laboratory in accordance with accepted standards and practices to meet the needs of the patients and hospital.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree or Associate of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science of Medical Technology required.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: CLS (NCA) MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP) or equivalent certification required. Must meet CLIA '88 requirements for performing high complexity testing as defined in the Federal Register, Vol. 57; #40, Subpart 493.1489.
SKILLS: Teaching and effective communication skills.Read and write English. Laboratory equipment operation skills required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum four years in a clinical laboratory as a CLS, MT, or Medical Laboratory Technician.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
- Responsible to: Laboratory Director
- Bloodborne pathogens C: (Routine exposure in daily duties.) Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job task.
May be required to wear gloves, laboratory coat, facemask, and goggles. Exposed to carcinogenic, hazardous and flammable chemicals; biohazardous and radioactive materials; sharp needles and blades; infectious specimens; toxic fumes and mental stress.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work other than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing, and equipment failure. Standing, sitting, and/or ambulating for the entire shift assigned. Prefer the ability to move Laboratory supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.