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Position’s Location: St. Johns, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job: 
Is responsible for providing medical staff or other qualified persons with accurate timely laboratory test results.  Must be capable of performing a wide variety of complex clinical laboratory tests and procedures, according to established standards; maintains and/or calibrates highly scientific equipment; assists in documenting, compiling, and distribution of Quality Control Material. 

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Performs accurate and timely assays in the following areas of the laboratory: hematology, coagulation, serology, urinalysis, chemistry, blood bank, and microbiology.  In each of these areas, the generation of a laboratory value is the result of following a strict protocol, which is outlined in the procedure manuals.
  • Is responsible for performing quality control measures and calibrations as prescribed in the various procedure manuals.  This should include performance, documentation, corrective measures if indicated, and processing of the data.
  • Should be proficient in operating the computer system within the laboratory.  This should include order entry, resulting, releasing of results and generation of the hard copy laboratory report.
  • Obtains laboratory specimens from patients.  This includes instructing and collecting various body fluids, including blood specimens obtained both from veins and from artery collections.
  • Identifies and correctly labels various laboratory specimens.
  • Maintains and ensures correct function of each machine within the laboratory.
  • Assists in training of new associates.
  • Collects legal specimens and testifies in court as deemed by subpoena.
  • Unpacks, dates and correctly stores laboratory supplies as they arrive.
  • Notifies doctors or their designees of critical values immediately when they arise.
  • Prepares various reagents as needed.  These reagents must be properly prepared, dated, and stored as needed.
  • Must be aware of department and hospital policies, either by attending department meetings, reading the minutes, or review of hospital and department policy and procedure manuals.

Job Requirements

General Requirements
  • Must have a nationally recognized certification or be eligible for a certification for a MLT. If not certified, certification must be received within 12 months of hire.
Work Experience
  • None
  • Preferred – MLT experience.
  • Associate’s degree in an MLT program.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
  • An in-depth knowledge of laboratory medicine.
  • Must be flexible to work varied shifts when needed and be able to take call as needed.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Able to multi-task.

This position is 8 days on 6 off Wed-Wed 2200-0800 

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.