Medical Technologist / MLT / Laboratory Technician - Full time Days, Special Chemistry - $5000 Sign-on bonus

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7237032 (Ref:ccf20266716)

Posted: April 17, 2024

Job Description

Join Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.  


As a Medical Technologist/MLT/Lab Technician IV, you will:  

• Perform and interpret tests at all complexity levels.   

• Correlate abnormal laboratory data with pathological states.  

Determine the validity of test results and the need for additional tests through monitoring and/or verifying quality controls, standards, etc.  

• Communicate test results, reference ranges, specimen requirements and other pertinent information to authorized sources.  


The ideal future caregiver is someone who:  

• Has a background in Medical Laboratory Science.   

• Is well-organized and detail oriented.   

• Thrives in a team environment.   

• Is driven by providing patient-centered care.   


At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Performs laboratory testing in a compliant manner.
  • Maintains regulatory knowledge and awareness as it pertains to specific job duties.
  • Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Assumes responsibility for and takes action regarding any quality control or quality assurance issues as it pertains to specific job duties.
  • Maintains instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Assumes responsibility for good documentation practices and maintains clear and legible records.
  • Performs proficiency testing in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations i.e. analyze proficiency survey sample in the same manner as a patient specimens, no communication with other CLIA laboratories, complete record retention and accurate documentation and result reporting.
  • Assumes responsibility for participation in continuing education, professional development and required annual competency assessment.
  • Follows the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant, or Laboratory Director.
  • Exercises good judgment, analytical and problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
  • Recommends solutions and improvements.
  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
  • May function in an educator and provides instruction and training in theory, technical skills, safety protocols, and the application of laboratory test protocols to students, employees, residents, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from a four-year college or university is required.
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university AND have education and training equivalent to high complexity testing personnel per CLIA.  See Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42 §493.1489(b)(2)(ii) Standard; High Complexity Testing Personnel Qualifications ,
  • Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided.
  • Education will be verified.
  • Education outside of the United States requires diploma/transcripts translated into English and proof of foreign equivalency from by an HHS approved agency or nationally recognized organization such as NACES (National Association Credential Evaluation Services, Inc) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc).

Certifications:

  • None Required

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • None Required

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical demands include: Visual acuity to study specimens under a microscope.
  • Ability to differentiate color, hue, saturation and tones.
  • Fine motor skills and manual dexterity to handle specimens and lab equipment required to process specimens and repair equipment.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time.
  • Light lifting may be required.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, etc.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.


By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


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