Medical Technologist in Dodge City, KS at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Western Plains Medical Complex

Position Summary:

  • The Medical Technologist performs standard routine, complex, automated and manual laboratory techniques without direct supervision.
  • Ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment by performing preventative and corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting basic instrument malfunctions.
  • Calibrates and assesses the accuracy of laboratory equipment.
  • Performs, evaluates, and records quality control measures and institutes corrective action as appropriate; assists in maintaining inventory and supplies.
  • Performs phlebotomy using age specific techniques; collects, prepares and determines acceptability of specimens.
  • Prioritizes assignment of test requests and coordinates general work flow.
  • Recognizes normal, abnormal or unexpected results, errors and problems with patient test results.
  • Evaluates, interprets and reports test results; observes principles of data security/patient confidentiality.
  • Assists in training of new technologists; assists in evaluation of new methods and equipment; interacts with other healthcare workers to resolve problems and interpret patient lab results.
  • Attends and participates in department meetings.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree and completion of a Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Scientist program or HHS equivalent designation required.

Required Skills: Must be certified or qualified as Medical Laboratory Technician by one of the six routes as defined under CLIA; Preference given to AA in chemical, physical, biological technical laboratory science or medical technology; Must have skills to perform test analyses and all related duties including Quality Control and troubleshooting functions in the areas of Phlebotomy, Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, and Serology.Utilization of various laboratory equipment, standard office equipment, LIS. Successful performance on nationally recognized certification examination for MLT.Must be qualified as Testing Personnel CLIA’ 88Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.