Mercy Medical Center Clinton Medical Technologist Full Time Nights in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa


SC101_19030 MMC General Laboratory

Expected Weekly Hours:



Night Shift

Position Purpose:

Under limited supervision, performs various clinical laboratory procedures. To meet department needs, may be assigned to a particular laboratory section(s) or to a position as a generalist working in all sections. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:



Position Title: Medical Technologist

Job Code: 2055

Reports To: Lab Operations Mgr/Lab Supervisor

Pay Grade: PG 21

Dept/Clinic: Laboratory

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: July 2015

OSHA: 1 - Exposure


Under limited supervision, performs various clinical laboratory procedures. To meet department needs, may be assigned to a particular laboratory section(s) or to a position as a generalist working in all sections. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.



Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.


Adheres to established policy and procedure when performing laboratory testing, quality control, and verifying and reporting results.


Is proficient in computer operation and LIS procedures. Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. PathNet, PowerChart, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lawson Supply Chain, etc.).


Notifies appropriate personnel of unusual problems such as unacceptable specimens, equipment malfunctions and quality control aberrations, in accordance with section policy or procedure.


Is skilled in Specimen Acquisition, to include Arterial collections.


Follows protocol related to Critical Values, Delta Checks, or reporting notations. Contacts appropriate healthcare providers/personnel with regard to results and for clarification of requests or other routine problems regarding specimens and/or test requests.


Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.


Calibrates and operates laboratory equipment used in performance of the tests pertinent to the section to which assigned. Is competent to calibrate instruments and perform correlation studies on new lots of reagents.


Prepares standards, reagents and other materials used in testing.


Participates in CAP Proficiency Testing.


Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures

  • Wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with Bio-hazardous materials. Maintains a clean, safe work environment at all times.

  • Adheres to Laboratory Safety P&P for related to spills and/or exposures.

  • Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients.


Participates in departmental Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance, and Continuing Education initiatives.


Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in services.


Strives to be a good steward of reagents, supplies, and disposables.


Consistently demonstrates service excellence and team building skills.


Actively participates in the training, orientation, and education of staff and students.


Is able to direct a code, when applicable to assigned laboratory location.


Assists LIS Coordinator with design and validation of new and/or revised test development in the laboratory information system.


Is capable of troubleshooting routine instrument problems and contacting technical support to resolve issues.


Actively participates in internal accreditation/inspection preparation and processes (CAP, AABB, JCAHO, NACCLS, etc.)


Reviews daily QC documentation, troubleshoots and reports shifts, trends, or abnormal outcomes to the appropriate lab authority.


Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.


Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.


Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.


Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)


Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.


We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.


The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

  • We support each other in serving our patients and communities.

  • We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.

  • We are fully present.

  • We are all accountable.

  • We trust and assume goodness in intentions.

  • We are continuous learners.


Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.


BA or BS degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or health-related science. Ongoing education, training and certification may be required to meet prevailing regulatory requirements. MT (ASCP) or CLS (NCA) certification or certification eligible preferred. Must meet CLIA 493.1489 standards for high complexity testing. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team. Must have general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Word, Excel, Cerner PathNet and Powerchart, Lawson Supply Chain, HealthStream, etc). Must be detailed oriented, able to prioritize and perform under stressful situations. Shows initiative, takes/owns responsibility, displays effective/independent problem solving skills. Required to complete twelve (12) hours of laboratory related continued education annually. Must be able to demonstrate competency, at least annually, through performance of proficiency testing, direct observation by peers and/or superiors, written exam or any other method devised or utilized by this organization to document competency evaluation. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.


Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Color perception to distinguish stains, chemical reactions, specimen color, etc. Good manual dexterity for working with specimens and instruments. General good health to enable being on ones' feet five to six hours per day. Primarily works inside with frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending and occasional lifting of supplies not in excess of 20 pounds. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, such as inclement weather, dust, noise, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, and infectious disease.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit at . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.