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Lab Technologist (Microbiology) - Per Diem Full-time

at Holy Cross Hospital in Florida (Published at 12-01-2019)

Position Purpose
Job Description Details:
Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and a part of Trinity Health.
This is a full-time day shift position scheduled 6:30am - 3:00pm and is eligible for benefits.
Job Summary:
Performs technical procedures in assigned department.
  • Recognizes documents and attempts to eliminate technical problems and organizes work to achieve accurate reproducible results in minimum time.
  • Demonstrates competent technical abilities in all assigned procedures.
  • Maintains neat, legible and organized written records with minimal clerical/data entry errors, including errors of omission.
  • Recognizes problems (to include technical, instrumental, and physiological) during testing, records problem, discusses problem and solution with supervisor.
  • Accurately assesses the workload throughout the shift to assure time is properly spent on the highest priority procedures and is able to shift priorities if work flow changes.
  • Maintains a clean, organized work area. Accurately assesses supply inventory levels and acts to assure that adequate short term and long term needs will be met.
  • Special projects (QA studies, procedures updates, etc.) are completed within the agreed upon time period and are done as instructed, requiring minimal modification.
  • Effectively supervises routine operation of others as requested by the supervisor.
  • Demonstrates good judgement in handling situations not covered by written or verbal instructions.
  • Utilizes all appropriate computer functions (both HIS and LIS Systems) in an optimal fashion. Actively seeks to be informed regarding computer procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of the quality control and proficiency survey programs.
  • Detects and reacts to out-of-range controls and equipment malfunctions.
  • Documents all corrective action to ensure accurate and reproducible test results.
  • Prepares and uses proper controls and/or standards for all tests performed. Records data and follows specified guidelines dealing with course of action for out of range results.
  • Correlates data (clerical or technical) and monitors test results for reasonableness.
  • Detects discrepancies and takes appropriate action.
  • Performs and documents scheduled and unscheduled equipment maintenance within expected time frame.
  • Recognizes and troubleshoots most equipment malfunctions without assistance, using
    control/patient results and equipment performance as a guide.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in one of the biologic, chemical or physical sciences.
  • Minimum of three years experience as a Medical Technologist.
  • National certification preferred i.e. ASCP, HEW, NCA, ASMT, AAB or equivalent.
  • Must be a licensed Medical Technologist in more than one Clinical area by the state of Florida.
  • If working night shift must be licensed in all areas.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
About Us
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.
Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.
Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services - ranked by number of visits - in the nation, as well as the nation's leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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