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REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES OF HOWARD COUNTY Lab Tech - MLT -MT in CRESCO, Iowa

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs a variety of microscopic, chemical, and bacteriologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Performs routine testing in serology, hematology, chemistry and microbiology. Performs quantitative and qualitative procedures in accordance with written requisition of physician. May tend automatic equipment, such as diluting-titrating machine, blood cell counter, and spectrophotometer. Incubates culture. Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains. Maintains laboratory stock. May collect specimens from patients. Keeps detailed records of all tests performed and reports to authorized personnel.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DETAILED DUTIES:Receives and obtains specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.Sets up the laboratory equipment and material for the procedures required. Uses the reagents, solutions, and stains in the appropriate and necessary manner.Maintains good quality control on all procedures.Labels tubes and specimens properly with all required information each time.Uses good safety and infection control procedures when obtaining specimens.Recognizes and repeats all panic values. Notifies physician or charge nurse immediately when results are in panic levels.Stat orders are always acknowledged immediately and obtained as quickly as possible.Types and cross matches patients requiring transfusions, requests and receives units of blood from The Blood Center, and maintains the necessary records.Demonstrates ability to correct out-of-control procedures by taking all required steps.Follows policy and procedures accurately for recording and reporting results.Maintains laboratory equipment in proper condition and follows preventative maintenance schedules as required, logging date and time.Keeps inventory updated and notifies supervisor of orders ahead of time.Records temperature of refrigerators, incubators, and heating blocks at time of use.POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Associate degree in science required for MLT position; Bachelor degree in science required for MTBoard of Registry MLT (ASCP) or equivalent required or obtained within 1 year of employment.Membership and active participation in professional organization desirable.Previous lab experience is preferred.BLS (CPR) certified or obtained within 3 months of employment.For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/rhshc/jobs/1547448-137677

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