Performs various tests in the medical laboratory. Work encompasses abilities in discrimination between entities, correction of error, laboratory techniques, instruments, and confirmation of results using knowledge within specialty areas. May use knowledge consistent with interdependency of test results. Performs various degrees of quality control and instrument maintenance related activities. Performs various duties as assigned or required for the interdependent function of the section/laboratory. Job requires knowledge, skill, and ability to provide care for a neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric population.
Prepare specimens for analysis and may be responsible for establishing chronological priorities in testing.
Conducts routine clinical laboratory tests within assigned section. Rotates between or among assigned sections.
Record test results according to established procedures and reports results; refers abnormal test results and/or problems to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator for review.
Maintains equipment through making minor adjustments and running known controls to verify accuracy of test results. Notifies Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator regarding serious equipment malfunctions. Refers all quality control data to Clinical Laboratory Scientist or to Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator.
Assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientist Coordinator in demonstrating testing procedures and equipment to new employees.
Perform complex tests, in one or more sections of the department, on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes, records and reviews test results for accuracy, records and plots known control values from technical instruments to insure reliability and accuracy in reporting of test results.
Perform routine as well as emergency maintenance on and calibrates instruments in assigned sections.
Keep current regarding developments in technical instrumentation and trends and techniques in medical laboratory testing.
Participate in the development and implementation of laboratory testing procedures as requested.
Assume charge "tech" scientist duties on afternoon and/or evening shift, as assigned.
Job requires knowledge, skill, and ability to provide testing care for a neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient population.
Computer skills are necessary.
Must possess visual acuity to distinguish fine graduations of color and to closely examine specimens micro and macroscopically and possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small instruments and delicate equipment.
Must be registered or registry eligible as MT or MLS.
Must have some analytical ability to resolve technical problems, relate test results to normal health state, and to the presence of diseases or other conditions, which may alter test results. Interprets quality control data.
Must possess equivalent of a bachelor of science degree in medical technology (biology, chemistry or biochemistry), which includes successful completion of a supervised course of clinical internship in an approved hospital laboratory or equivalent years of training and experience.
Work requires three to six months of on-the-job training to acquire necessary familiarity with department policies and procedures and testing protocols within assigned section.
Maintains certification in CPR.
Licking Memorial Health Systems is an equal opportunity employer and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. Licking Memorial Health Systems does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status, or other characteristics protected by law.