HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Medical Laboratory Scientist in Alexandria, Louisiana

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Each individual, under general supervision, performs only those tests that are authorized by the laboratory director to provide data for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. The testing may involve analyses of blood, urine, body fluids and any other materials of human or animal origin; performing blood group, type and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes; using automated or semi-automated instrumentation and/or manual methods; using a microscope for counts and morphology; analyzing test results and utilizing an information system. They may also train and supervise students and specialize in areas such as blood bank, chemistry, hematology, or microbiology. This position involves all age populations. This position reports to the departmental Technical Supervisor and/or Laboratory Administrative Director.

When it comes to patient care, we strive to be the healthcare provider of choice. When it comes to employee care, our goal is to be the employer of choice.

Benefits for Full Time Employees include:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Long Term and Short Term Disability Benefits
  • Direct Deposit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts
  • And more!

*EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: * * Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, or a chemical, physical or biological science. * Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Clinical Laboratory Scientist License * CPR for Healthcare Providers within 30 days of employment * Completion of a NACCLS approved school of Medical Technology preferred * National Certification as a MLS (ASCP), previously recognized as MT (ASCP) or CLS (NCA) preferred

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Consistently verifies patient identification, specimen tubes, and orders to prevent errors. * Demonstrates understanding by following all policies and procedures established by hospital and laboratory departments. * Performs sample analysis in the areas of demonstrated competency. * As required, performs routine patient procedures and follow-up, i.e. documentation of calling critical values, etc. * Calibrates, standardizes, and maintains instrumentation following manufacturer or established procedures with appropriate documentation. * Performs and documents quality control to ensure the proper functioning of instrumentation, reagents, and procedures. Any out of controls are addressed and documented appropriately.

Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist

Location: Louisiana-Alexandria-Rapides Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 02348-8911