Collects and processes specimens to perform a variety of highly complex chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests and procedures and related duties to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease, following established standards and practices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen collection, handling, ordering and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed. Request supplies as needed. Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's defined acceptable levels of performance.
Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problem or notify supervisor or manager.
Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, conferences and professional affiliation.
Qualified person may assume responsibility for department in absence of Laboratory Manager/Supervisor.
Demonstrates organization values in daily work. Interacts with all patients, visitors, physicians and organization staff in a courteous, respectful and professional manner.
Supports the policies and procedures of the organization and the standards of the Joint Commission and laboratory accrediting agency as required for full accreditation.
Considers age-related factors in care, treatment, education, and evaluation of patients ranging from neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Applies knowledge of age related factors appropriately in accordance with professional standards and departmental policies and procedures.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow and other job related duties requested by their supervisor.
Lab technicians may train and oversee students and new employees. Lab technologists coordinate and supervise education of students and new employees. Technologists may participate in scheduling, inventory/order management, procedure/policy development/review/editing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A.A.) in Lab Science from accredited school and/or meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing. Bachelor's degree (B.S.) degree in Laboratory Science from accredited school and/or is certified as a MT/CLS by an approved program (ie. ASCP, NCA, HEW)
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Laboratory Technician Certification from approved program (ASCP, NCA, AMT).
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, bend over; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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