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    Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technician - La Crosse, United States - Gundersen Health System

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    Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you're looking for a job to love, apply today.


    Schedule Weekly Hours:
    36


    We are seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, or Medical Laboratory Technician to join our Microbiology laboratory team.

    ASCP Certification is not required


    What You'll Do:

    • Perform routine microbiology and some molecular testing
    • Responsible for conducting examinations on specimens collected from patients for bacterial, viral, protozoan, and fungal infections
    • Isolate and make cultures of bacteria or other microorganisms in prescribed media, controlling moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition
    • Examine physiological, morphological, and cultural characteristics, using a microscope, to identify and classify microorganisms in human specimens
    • Identify and isolate infectious disease-causing organisms
    • Perform a full range of laboratory tests from simple blood tests to more complex tests
    • Recognize unusual antimicrobial susceptibility results and troubleshoot the issue

    What's Available:

    • Fulltime - 72 hours biweekly (0.9 FTE)
    • Day shifts, every third weekend
    • Starting pay of $26.87 and up, based on experience
    • 8 & 80: paid time and one-half the regular rate for all hours worked over eight in any workday and eighty hours in the fourteen-day period

    What You'll Need:

    • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Laboratory Science or a related field
    • Proficiency in laboratory techniques, including blood sampling, specimen processing, and analysis
    • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory procedures
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with precision
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot technical issues
    • ASCP Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certification preferred but not required
    Why Choose Gundersen Health System?


    • We offer a work environment that supports you personally and professionally and a work culture where you are valued and appreciated
    • Support for your career growth through Professional Development Opportunities, our Tuition Investment Program, and the Career Development Center
    • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy an attractive hourly rate, based on your years of experience, as well as generous shift differentials, ensuring your skills and dedication are valued and rewarded
    • A comprehensive and generous benefits package (Medical, Dental, Life Ins, HSA/FSA) ensuring your comfort and well-being as a valuable team member
    • Substantial retirement contribution including 401k match & annual base contribution
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) combines vacation, sick, and personal days into one balance to allow you the flexibility to use your time off as you need
    • Other benefits include a Wellness program with incentives, employer-paid life insurance and AD&D, optional short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, identity theft protection, pet insurance, Inspire & Celebrate colleague recognition and rewards program, a discount program, and more
    • Unlimited potential at one of the leading health systems in the midwestern United States
    Join our passionate team and make a difference in the daily lives of our patients. If you are motivated, skilled, and dedicated to delivering exceptional laboratory services, we would love to hear from you.


    About Gundersen Health System:


    Gundersen Health System is the leading provider of primary and specialized care in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa.


    Our mission is simple yet profound:
    Together, we inspire your best life by relentlessly caring, learning, and innovating.

    We deliver Love + Medicine every day to change lives in our communities and enrich the lives of our employees.


    Job Description:


    The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates competency with the full scope of laboratory procedures, chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, molecular and transfusion medicine.

    Analyzes information, monitors quality performance and takes action to ensure the efficient delivery of accurate and timely laboratory test results and services.

    Understands the requirements and standards of regulating agencies and ensures compliance within the laboratory.

    Delegates and provides clinical laboratory expertise for Medical Technicians and support staff within the laboratory and provides technical expertise in a manner that promotes collaboration with internal and external customers.

    Actively seeks education opportunities to learn and stay current in information relevant to the section(s) and participates in initiatives to advance department strategic goals and key operating strategies for the organization.

    Collects blood from patients and performs EKG's following the prescribed procedures.


    Major Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for achieving and maintaining competence in performing automated and non-automated laboratory testing as demonstrated by departmental skills rosters. Recognizes unexpected test results, troubleshoots to determine cause and takes corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.
    • Plans and prioritizes workload demands; works as a team to best ensure the laboratory delivers high quality laboratory test results in accurate and timely manner.
    • Assists with processing and collection of specimens by clinically acceptable means including phlebotomy and capilalary draws, and point of care.
    • Monitors Quality Control, Quality Assurance and variance reporting are within acceptable performance standards. Evaluates, compares and interprets ambiguous and changing data, distinguishes clinically significant shifts and trends and makes decisions on most appropriate corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.
    • Understands the flow of laboratory data and information via laboratory information system and electronic health records. Understands the systems and the needs of the external customers; plans appropriately, and provides guidance for others during times of failure to ensure laboratory data continues to be delivered in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Participates as a member of a team to select, validate and implement new test methodologies/instrumentation. Gains technical expertise related to new technologies, often via independent study, and trains and educates others within the laboratory.
    • Works with new employees/students to orient, train and assess skills. Provides explanation of theoretical background of testing. Writes/revises procedures for the section to ensure that they are current, accurate and meet the standards of accrediting agencies.
    • Evaluates cost effectiveness for laboratory products from various vendors and suppliers.
    • Performs other job related responsibilities as requested.

    Education and Learning:

    REQUIRED
    Associate degree in chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory.

    A copy of the applicant's/employee's diploma and/or transcript as confirmation of the education requirement must be provided at time of hire.


    DESIRED
    Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological science


    Work Experience:

    DESIRED
    2 years prior experience in a clinical laboratory.


    License and Certifications:

    DESIRED
    Medical Technologist (MT)Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)


    Age Specific Population Served:
    Infant (less than 1 year)

    Pediatric years)

    Adolescent years)

    Adult years)

    Geriatric (65 years & older)


    OSHA Category:


    Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.


    Environmental Conditions:
    Subject to inside environmental conditions.

    Subject to hazards.

    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Required to wear a respirator.

    Subject to atmospheric conditions.


    Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
    Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

    Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

    Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

    Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)

    Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25

    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

    Lifting - Floor to Waist Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

    Carrying - Short Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50

    Carrying - Right Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

    Carrying - Left Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

    Push/Pull (Static Force) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 50-75

    If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact HR- or call

    Equal Opportunity Employer

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