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Medical Laboratory Technologist

Company: State of Louisiana
Location: Branch
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Supplemental Information Medical Laboratory Technologist 1 or 2 position located in the Pathology Department. Shift will be determined by the Supervisor. Please list all work history and detailed job duties on your application. Preference may be given to applicant which has BLS certification. As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Medical Laboratory Technologist 1 or 2, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the Job Specifications tab located at the top of the LA Careers Current Job Opportunities page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level. No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. To apply for this vacancy, click on the Apply link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. For further information about this vacancy contact:Laura R. Colkmire, Human Resource AnalystLallie Kemp Medical Center52579 Hwy 51 SouthIndependence, La. 70443Office 985/878-1328 Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either of the following will qualify: A baccalaureate degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science plus one year of professional level experience as a medical technologist. OR A baccalaureate degree with sixteen semester hours in the biological sciences which includes three semester hours in microbiology, sixteen semester hours in chemistry which includes three semester hours in organic or biochemistry, three semester hours in mathematics; and one year of clinical training in a clinical laboratory, plus one year of professional level experience as a medical technologist. NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist--Generalist or Specialist license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners as required by law based upon the duties of the position. Job Concepts Function of Work:To perform a wide variety of clinical diagnostic tests with emphasis on recognizing and resolving problems requiring the application of interpretive judgment.Level of Work:Experienced.Supervision Received:General from laboratory personnel of a higher level.Supervision Exercised:May supervise laboratory support personnel.Location of Work:This job is restricted to laboratories which are licensed, regulated and inspected for compliance with various federal and state rules and regulations and which fall under the jurisdiction of state licensure, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).Job Distinctions:Differs from Medical Laboratory Technologist 1 by the absence of close of supervision.Differs from Medical Laboratory Technologist 3 by lack of advanced or assistant supervisory duties. Examples of Work Performs tests in the field of bacteriology which involve isolating, identifying, typing ,and grouping bacteria and fungi present in body fluids, exudates, transudates, skin scrapings, autopsy and surgical specimens, or other materials. May perform testing to determine the efficiency of antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals against various disease causing organisms.Performs chemical tests and analyses of body fluids and other materials related to clinical medicine or research in the medical sciences, such as; chemical analyses of blood, urine, and spinal fluid.Performs various hematological tests and examinations such as red blood cell counts, differential white blood cell counts, platelet counts, reticulocyte counts, sickle cell tests, studies of red blood cell morphology, hemoglobin estimations, fragility tests, sedimentation rate, coagulation time, bleeding time, clot retraction time, and indices.Prepares and examines feces and other materials for the identification of parasites and ova.Performs agglutination, flocculation, complement fixation, fluorescent antibody, and other serological tests for the detection of disease states.Assists in the laboratory training of laboratory technology students.

Keywords: State of Louisiana, Lafayette , Medical Laboratory Technologist, Healthcare , Branch, Louisiana

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