Medical Lab Tech - Medical Tech - Full Time - Variable - Garden City, KS:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Garden City Kansas

St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters more than 80 years ago. This 115-bed, Joint Commission-accredited regional health care center provides a full-range of medical specialties for the people of southwest Kansas with a Level III Emergency Room, leading edge cardiac care, the Maternal-Child Birth Center and a free standing Cancer Center affiliated with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, part of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Exceptional care, extraordinary people and a faith-based, non-profit mission - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital unique for patients and rewarding for associates.  Residents of Garden City enjoy life in a relaxed, small-town (population approx. 30,000) with a  zoo, several parks, golf courses, modern shopping and more. For more information about St. Catherine Hospital, visit

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123828

Recruiter Contact:Amy S. Donnelly [email protected]

Clinic/Department: 6145 CLS SCH GENERAL TESTING 


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Variable


A laboratory professional responsible for performance of all levels of general testing within the analytical laboratory. Provides a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to department testing and clinical relevance. Consistently functions in a self-directed manner and exhibits complex problem solving skills.



  • Associates Degree or completion of a U.S. Military 50-week course leading to specialty of Medical Laboratory

  • Specialist or equivalent role and ASCP MLT certification or equivalent OR Bachelors Degree in a Science field with applicable clinical experience.



1 year of related work experience preferred



MLT with ASCP, AMT, or equivalent certification required within 6 months of hire


Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )


■ Maintains a safe and clean working environment.*

■ Follows laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.*

■ Performs cytogenetic testing with a high level of competency according to established protocols.*

■ Generates and reports results which are used for making accurate diagnoses and prognoses which influences patient care and management.*

■ Performs job duties in an efficient and organized manner within required timeframe.*

■ Actively seeks to promote and help maintain (through interactions with all others within and outside the department) a positive, team oriented and service conscious environment which contributes to the goals of the department and reflects the mission and values of the system.*

■ Demonstrates knowledge and competency of laboratory computer systems.*

■ Responsible for accurate and timely result reporting, including communication and documentation of critical results.*

■ Utilizes critical thinking skills and exercises independent judgment to correlate and interpret data.*

■ Compiles and reviews LIS reports to ensure all samples are collected, processed, and tested in appropriate


■ Assists with resolution of unusual test orders by following up with care giver, reference lab, pathology, referring to lab leadership when appropriate.*

■ Actively participates in new associate and student training and orientation.*

■ May be assigned lead responsibilities in various areas.

■ Participates in inspections.*

■ May be required to participate in laboratory and/or hospital projects, teams, or committees.*

■ Attends department, laboratory, and hospital meetings and forums.*


■ Responsible for operation, maintenance, troubleshooting of instruments and appropriate documentation of activities.*

■ Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently recognizing variances and documenting appropriate corrective action.*

■ Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.*


■ Acknowledges receipt of specimens in laboratory information system.*



Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.




Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications