The Medical Technologist (MT) will perform microbiology laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells and tissues. The MT will follow standard operating procedures to identify bacteria, parasites and other microorganisms, the results of which are used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The MT will also follow established quality control and quality assurance procedures. The MT will perform routine preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment. The MT will be responsible to troubleshoot instrumentation, culture media, chemicals, reagents, stains, solutions, technical problems and methodologies. The MT will be required to follow producers that follow the standard required by CAP for certification.
All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.
High School Diploma required
MLS/MT through one of four ways required:
Bachelors of Science degree in Medical Technology or;
Bachelors of Science degree, with completion of Board Certification as MT or;
MLT degree and grandfathered as Medical Technologist by SCDHEC (Health, Education, and Welfare);
MLT degree with completion of qualified Board Certification as a MT.
A minimum one (1) year specific microbiology experience required.
Previous experience with VITEK and BACT/Alert systems preferred.
Prior experience as a MT in a hospital based lab setting preferred.
Flexibility with scheduled work hour requirements required.
Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
Knowledge of program development and administration preferred
Strong organizational skills
Strong PC skills required
Strong verbal communication skills required.
Occasional exposure to irrational patients
Potential exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens
Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
Physical surroundings pleasant and comfortable
Prolonged standing and walking
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 2/3 to 3/4 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.
Additional Salary Information: Sign On Bonus Available
Internal Number: 4272
About Conway Medical Center
Conway Medical Center is a trusted leader in healthcare and has served the medical needs of Horry County and surrounding communities for nearly a century.
This non-profit medical center’s roots run deep in Horry County. In the 1920s, a group of local physicians recognized the need for a hospital in the county and the application for a charter for Conway Hospital was filed with the South Carolina Secretary of State on November 7, 1928. At the time, the hospital was on Elm Street in the old Burroughs Hospital.
They soon outgrew that location. Work began on constructing and furnishing a new building on 9th Avenue with accommodations for 31 patients in single rooms and wards on three floors. An open house for the facility was held on May 30, 1930.
Then in 1982, Conway Hospital moved to its current location on Singleton Ridge Road. However, the growth did not stop. In 2001, the hospital expanded the Emergency Department, Obstetrical Department, and added a three-story medical office building. A new Patient Bed Tower opened in 2009, adding 71,000 square feet and 64 patient rooms including critical and surgical care.
Today, Conway Medical Center has 210 inpatient beds and is ...one of the county’s largest employers with over 1500 staff members. We are excited about the growth that continues at Conway Medical Center as we work to improve the overall health of our communities by being a leader in healthcare.