Medical. Cytology. Histology.
Deaconess Hospital medical, cytology and histology technologists work in a progressive, highly computerized laboratory environment that performs services for inpatients, outpatients and emergency room patients. The health system includes six hospitals, more than 20 primary care locations and several specialty facilities. It has two full-service laboratories and employs more than 300 employees in the laboratories and outreach locations or as couriers and service representatives. The two full-service laboratories are staffed 24 hours a day and utilize a dedicated phlebotomy staff for patient blood collection and dedicated processing staff for sample preparation. Positions are for generalists who work in multiple areas or may be section specific.
Chemistry section is responsible for testing, instrument maintenance, reporting and all regulatory requirements for testing, including general chemistry, immunoassay chemistry, blood gases, electrophoresis, hepatitis, HIV, sweat chlorides and drug screening with manual, semi-automated and highly automated equipment. The state-of-the-art instruments include not only the equipment that does the testing, but also automation equipment and middleware on the lab computer. An MT certification is preferred, but applications from MLT certified candidates are accepted.
Hematology/Coagulation section is responsible for testing, instrument maintenance, reporting and all regulatory requirements for testing, which include CBCs, differentials, general/specialized coagulation testing and other miscellaneous testing. Selected candidates must manage a large, challenging oncology patient population and abnormal differentials. Day-shift main campus technologists also read bone marrow slides before the pathologist. A MT certification is preferred, but applications from MLT certified candidates are accepted.
Full Service Blood Bank provides blood products to surgical,inpatient and emergency department patients via gel technology and ProVue instrumentation for patient testing. Blood bank staff provide uncrossmatched blood to our level II trauma center within eight minutes of activation.
Microbiology includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology and virology. Urinalysis, body fluid and serology testing are performed by the section. We utilize MicroScan for organism identification and MIC testing, IRIS for automated urinalysis, APTIMA for GC and chlamydia molecular tests, and GeneXpert for rapid molecular testing. Technologists work only in microbiology and cover first and second shifts. Sample receipt and processing is performed by microbiology support staff. A MT certification is preferred, but applications from MLT certified candidates are accepted.
Central Processing section is responsible for handling,
processing, ordering and distributing most samples arriving in the
lab, including blood samples and other body fluids. No certification is required, but this may be an entry position for a newly graduated MLT with no other lab experience. Successful candidates must be able to multi-task and work in a high-paced environment in a team approach to prioritize and reject samples for testing. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Prefer someone with at least one-year certificate from college or technical school.
Anatomic Pathology section uses ThinPrep technology for cytology specimens. Histology services include the use of automated stainers, coverslippers and immunostainers.
Deaconess is located in Evansville, Indiana. Evansville is the third largest city in the state, with a population of 300,000. It’s a friendly place in southwest Indiana along the Ohio River. Evansville is the metrohub where southwest Indiana meets southeast Illinois and northwest Kentucky.