Emerus Medical Technologist (PRN Days) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Emerus is the nation’s first and largest operator of small-format hospitals, also known as community or neighborhood hospitals. Emerus’ leading national health system partners include Allegheny Health Network, Ascension, Baptist Health System, Baylor, Scott & White Health, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican, The Hospitals of Providence, INTEGRIS and MultiCare. Our state-of-the-art hospitals are fully accredited and provide highly individualized care. From the moment a patient walks through the door, a team of exceptional medical professionals takes charge, treating patients with speed, compassion and expertise. Emerus’ distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in six of the past seven years. More information is available at www.emerus.com.
The purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance and supportive patient care to meet the needs of individual patients throughout assigned areas. Responsible for the collection and analysis of laboratory specimens and subsequent result reporting according to laboratory protocol and procedures. Acts as general supervisor over assigned lab activities.
Performs tasks, duties and/or complex tests in all areas of the laboratory assigned according to established laboratory protocols and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, COLA accreditation requirements and hospital standards.
Collects and processes specimens utilizing protocols and technical knowledge.
Performs quality control, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting protocols to ensure proper functioning of instruments, reagents, procedures.
Validates and delivers results of tests performed and assists with all technical troubleshooting and quality assurance issues.
Follows established safety practices including biohazards, exposure control plan (blood-borne pathogens), infection control to include standard precautions, employee right to know (hazardous chemicals), and chemical hygiene standard and maintains required documentation for compliance with federal, state, and local, regulations.
Assist with performing proficiency testing for each test to include corrective action when necessary.
Develop and foster collaboration among clinical departments and affiliated services to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to providing laboratory services and resolution of customer complaints or problems.
Coordinate and perform all pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic laboratory activities in collaboration with the lab director and technical consultant
Assist with patient care and other activities as assigned by the Hospital Administrator/designee as indicated by the patient’s plan of care
Collect, report, and document clinical data. Take vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, pulse oximetry, and collect specimens
Provide for patient safety related to age and condition
Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times
Provide and maintain a clean, safe environment and perform and/or assist others to perform proper aseptic technique, isolation procedures, and infection control measures
Assist with the admission, transfer, and discharge of the patient
Prepare patients and chaperone during examinations/procedures or assists with other patient treatments, such as superficial wound care, EKGs, starting IVs
Maintain lab and all patient care areas with appropriate supplies
Assist with patient restraints and maintain precautions; collect, report and document data related to patient needs/emergencies and unusual patient and family behavior
Travel to all facility locations as required
Attend staff meetings or other company sponsored or mandated meetings as required
Perform additional duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Biological/Physical Sciences or Medical Laboratory Science, required
Minimum of 2 years lab experience in the non-waived specialties of a clinical laboratory (years of experience are based on applicable state requirements to determine minimum job qualifications)
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent
Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association, required
Experience with IV start, phlebotomy, and initiation of EKG, preferred
Certification as an EMT and/or ER experience, preferred
Shift Type: Days
External Company URL: http://www.emerus.com/
Company Name (Integration): Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican - Flamingo
Street: 9880 W. Flamingo