This position is on call
The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates competency with the full scope of laboratory procedures, chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, molecular and transfusion medicine. Analyzes information, monitors quality performance and takes action to ensure the efficient delivery of accurate and timely laboratory test results and services. Understands the requirements and standards of regulating agencies and ensures compliance within the laboratory. Delegates and provides clinical laboratory expertise for Medical Technicians and support staff within the laboratory and provides technical expertise in a manner that promotes collaboration with internal and external customers. Actively seeks education opportunities to learn and stay current in information relevant to the section(s) and participates in initiatives to advance department strategic goals and key operating strategies for the organization. Collects blood from patients and performs EKG's following the prescribed procedures.
Plans and prioritizes workload demands; works as a team to best ensure the laboratory delivers high quality laboratory test results in accurate and timely manner.
Assists with processing and collection of specimens by clinically acceptable means including phlebotomy and capilalary draws, and point of care.
Monitors Quality Control, Quality Assurance and variance reporting are within acceptable performance standards. Evaluates, compares and interprets ambiguous and changing data, distinguishes clinically significant shifts and trends and makes decisions on most appropriate corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.
Understands the flow of laboratory data and information via laboratory information system and electronic health records. Understands the systems and the needs of the external customers; plans appropriately, and provides guidance for others during times of failure to ensure laboratory data continues to be delivered in an accurate and timely manner.
Participates as a member of a team to select, validate and implement new test methodologies/instrumentation. Gains technical expertise related to new technologies, often via independent study, and trains and educates others within the laboratory.
Works with new employees/students to orient, train and assess skills. Provides explanation of theoretical background of testing. Writes/revises procedures for the section to ensure that they are current, accurate and meet the standards of accrediting agencies.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||Associate degree in
Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Medical Technology (MT/CLS) a related field
with previous experience. A copy of the applicant's/employee's diploma and/or transcript as confirmation of the education requirement must be provided at time of hire.
|Desired||Bachelor's degree in
Medical Technology (MT/CLS) or Clinical Laboratory Science (MLT/CLT) or a related field
|Desired||2 years prior experience in a clinical laboratory.|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||operate computer|
|Communication||excellent oral and written communication skills|
|Communication||effectively communicate in technical and lay language|
|General - All Positions||provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization|
|General - All Positions||have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development|
|General - All Positions||work cooperatively with a wide variety of people|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be professional, honest and have personal integrity|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||have positive attitude|
|License and Certifications|
|Desired||Medical Technologist (MT)
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Static Standing||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Stooping/Bending||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Above Shoulder|
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Lifting - Other||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 50-75|
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|Required to wear a respirator.
Subject to inside environmental conditions.
Subject to hazards.
Subject to atmospheric conditions.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
|Medical Laboratory Scientist|
Equal Opportunity Employer