Our very own medical lab on the ship, enabling us to analyse clinical specimens on site and make withdrawals from the best blood bank in the world: our Crew!
About this Role
The Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist leads the Medical Laboratory staff on board in the ship’s medical laboratory.
This role is responsible for independently applying advanced technical skills and knowledge in the analysis of clinical specimens and provision of data used for diagnosis and treatment of patients.
What You Will Contribute
Perform venipuncture, finger sticks, and blood donor phlebotomy on patients of all ages
Perform diagnostic testing in hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, parasitology, immunohematology (blood banking/transfusion service), immunology, and cytology/histology preparations according to established procedures
Perform and analyze quality control measures for all methods, making appropriate decisions regarding accuracy of results, and solving quality control/patient result problems
Maintain, troubleshoot, and schedule the repair of Laboratory equipment
Ensure proper training, adherence to all lab procedures/policies, and documentation of Quality Control by Medical Laboratory Technologists
Required – U.S. Applicants: Bachelor of Science; and certification as Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or National Certification Agency (NCA) or certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), or HEW Certificate, or equivalent from one of the above agencies
Required – Other Applicants: equivalent medical laboratory diploma/certification/registration from a recognized national source
Required – At least 2 years laboratory experience in medical laboratory after diploma/certification/registration
Recent experience working in all diagnostic laboratory disciplines listed above, with confidence in blood bank (immunohematology/transfusion service) and medical microbiology is preferred
Hospital laboratory management and leadership experience preferred
Prior experience working in a Mercy Ships Laboratory preferred
Ability to read and interpret technical instructions in English and distinguish color (cannot be colorblind)
Internal Number: -
About Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships began our mission to provide hope and healing to those in need in 1978. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without. Together we are saving lives.