Medical Lab Scientist - Evenings
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: November 10, 2019
The Medical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing both
routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of
laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their
interrelationship. Exercises good judgment by using critical
thinking skills and deals with issue resolution concerning the
day-to-day technical operation of the laboratory. Ensures that
specimens are accessioned and processed expeditiously in order to
deliver quality laboratory results in an effective and cost
PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental Scope of Service and Provision of Care plans,
as applicable, for description of primary age groups and
populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
I.Provide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for
others to emulate.
II.Focuses on patient/customer safety
III.Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV.Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by
following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive
Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V.Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their
needs are being met
VI.Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by
enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to
the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a
dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to
achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members
of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting
pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive
2.Teaches students, new employees and others as assigned by
SERVICE - 30%
1.Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available
work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks.
2.Meets turnaround time expectations as defined by management.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 35%
1.Performs the six elements of competency for test systems used to
generate patient test results in all areas assigned to work.
2.Recognizes, investigates and correctly resolves test
discrepancies. When problems arise, takes appropriate action to
investigate and address and notifies management for follow-up.
3.Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all
policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security
and emergency preparedness.
FINANCE - 5%
1.Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational
needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system.
2.Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Restocks
section inventory levels as needed.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 5%
1.Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline
competencies with a focus on continual development.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body
for the required credential(s) indicated below
Minimum of one year of work or training experience in a hospital
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Must meet certification eligibility upon hire and have one of the
following required certifications within one year of
oPreferred - Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical
Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or categorical
certification by Board of Certification (ASCP)
oCertified as a Medical Technologist by American Medical
oCertified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by National
Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA)
oHLA only One of the following is required:
Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist,
Certified by American Board of Histocompatibility and
oMicrobiology only One of the following is required:
Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP) or Medical Laboratory Scientist,
Microbiology, M(ASCP) certification
Clinical microbiology registry from American Society for
Note: current HM Medical Laboratory Scientists have 12 months from
this job description revision date to acquire certification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
to perform the Essential Functions of the Job
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely
perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations
consisting of one or more of the following: skills, competency
assessments and/or performance reviews
Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all
levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent
customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and
Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing heavy
work flow with minimal supervision
Strong attention to detail and ability to achieve and maintain
Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion to recognize
problems, identify causes and take corrective action
Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer
systems to include, Hospital / Laboratory Information Systems and
Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other
Demonstrates the ability to work independently with little or no
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the
English language necessary to perform the essential functions of
this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or
employee safety or security
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians,
family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a
customer service focus and application of positive language
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans
Since 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been serving
Fort Bend and the surrounding counties. Residents have come to rely
on a level of compassionate care and leading-edge technology that
was once available only in the Texas Medical Center. With 243
licensed beds, 20 operating rooms and over 1,900 employees, Houston
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide
comprehensive, personalized care for the community. APPLY.
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