Cook Children's Health Care System
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
(on-site)
Spotlight Preferred
17 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Function
Clinical Lab Technologist

Description

Summary:

A Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) uses education, experience and analytical judgment to perform the duties of clinical laboratory testing commensurate with the specialty and subspecialty assigned, recognizing technical and process problems and ensuring test systems are functioning properly and within expected parameters before reporting patient test results. A MLS will also work independently to resolve technical problems within scope of authority, making decision to notify and seek advice of next level of management or designee when indicated. A MLS will staff hours, rotate temporary on-call, as appropriate, and perform other duties as assigned to meet Laboratory, CCMC and CCHCS goals. Schedule is dependent on patient and laboratory need. Laboratory and Corporate Compliance, as outlined by the OIG and CMS, is an important aspect of our laboratory's environment. Each employee is expected to be knowledgeable of, and behave in accordance with the Laboratory and Medical Center Compliance Plans. Patients served by Cook Children's Medical Center range in age from newborn through the adolescent period. Additionally, adults are occasionally served. Specific instructions appear in the procedure manuals.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology/Clinical or Medical Laboratory Science or an appropriate biological, chemical, or physical science and completion of a NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) program.
  • Minimum six (6) months experience performing laboratory testing in a clinical setting to include tests CLIA-classified as waived, moderate complexity or high complexity.
  • Graduates clinical rotation can apply to this requirement.
  • Pediatric experience is preferred.


Certification/Licensure:

  • Candidate must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent nationally recognized certifying agency, or is registry eligible.
  • Registry eligible candidates must pass the certifying exam within one year of graduation; failure to do so results in termination. Registry eligible candidates who have not yet received certification may perform waived or moderate complexity testing only. NOTE: Equivalence of the degree and certification is granted to employees that meet alternative qualifications outlined in the CLIA standard §493.1489 Standard; Testing Personnel Qualifications or §493.1491 Technologist qualifications on or before February 28, 1992

About Us:

Cook Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of Cook Children's, and offers advanced technologies, research and treatments, surgery, rehabilitation and ancillary services all designed to meet children's needs.

Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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Careers at Cook Children's

Promise, a strong word with deep meaning that everyone understands—especially kids. This is the foundation of our organization and what drives us to blaze new trails in medical care, research, advanced technology, as well as programs and initiatives that benefit children who may not otherwise have access to quality health care. Every day our employees come to work with the intention of keeping our Promise. It's the guiding principle that helps our patients and their families get better and stay healthy. As a member of our Cook Children's team, you can be an important part of making that happen.

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