Summary: Performs laboratory testing of patient specimens in one or more sections of the laboratory.
FTE Status: Full Time
80 hours per pay period
Responsibilities: Performs diagnostic/analytic testing of specimens. Interprets, documents and reports test results.
Performs quality control testing, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
Complies with good laboratory practice and regulatory requirements.
Performs projects as assigned as well as serves as a consultant to laboratory staff and other clinical staff as needed.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Credentials: Essential: * American Society for Clinical Pathology. * Medical Technologist * Medical Laboratory Scientist
Other information: Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in related field and graduate of an accredited Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist program. Required Licensure/Certification: Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or as a Medical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or categorical ASCP certification in a laboratory specialty/sub-specialty as applicable to job responsibilities. State licensure if required by law. Certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Relevant certification as determined at position level. Minimum Experience: None Required.
Preferred MLS with experience in Coagulation, Toxicology and Special Chemistry instrumentation and methods, such as Stago Evolution, IL TOP550, Abbott I-series Architect, Immunochemistry, Gas Chromatography (GC), GCMS, HPLC, LCMS, Protein and Hemoglobin Electrophoresis.
Specials section of the clinical lab description of activities includes:
The Specials section of the clinical lab includes Coagulation, Special Chemistry and Toxicology testing. The dept staff operate as team and encourages staff engagement and contributions towards quality improvement initiatives. The testing is challenging, rewarding and supplies a sense of accomplishment to our technical staff as they work closely with pathology residents and medical directors to address our patient testing needs.
v Coagulation studies include routine testing to the more complex factor assays and platelet function tests. Our staff works closely with other area hospitals and healthcare providers to offer our highly specialized coagulation studies.
v Toxicology studies include therapeutic drug monitoring, such as immunosuppressant testing for our hospital's outstanding transplant services and high complexity lab developed testing performed on GC, GCMS, AND HPLC instruments. We are currently expanding test development with our newly added LCMS instrument to accommodate our growing test demands.
v Special Chemistry studies include batched testing across multiple instruments that include routine immunology testing to more complex protein and hemoglobin electrophoresis testing.
Internal Number: 11828
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