Perform routine laboratory tests that provide data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform daily start-up of laboratory equipment
Maintain daily logs
Recognize abnormalities and critical values and notify clinics as required per policy
Document all requests and results of lab work accurately
Perform daily quality control and cleaning procedures according to guidelines
Order and stock supplies weekly
Respond to all lab inquiries quickly and accurately
Ensure that all tasks are completed accurately and efficiently
Regular and timely attendance to ensure efficient lab operations
Assist in training lab techs or others as needed
Perform quality control, calibrations, and troubleshooting and maintenance
Perform quality assurance review measures as assigned
Assist with processing and review of proficiency testing
Assist the laboratory manager with data collection and competency assessments as needed
Exhibits flexibility with scheduling as needed to ensure adequate staffing for workload
Provide laboratory assistance and troubleshooting to clinic staff as needed
Perform preparation for regulatory surveys for central and clinic locations as needed
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to request for service and assistance
Treats people with respect, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity
Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and accountability
Education and Experience
Medical Laboratory Technician/ Technologist degree
ASCP certification (or equivalent ) preferred
Experience with microbiology, chemistry analyzers, and immunoassays preferred
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Standing for long periods regularly
Occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Must regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds or more
Potential exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles
Testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and for reporting test results, and should only perform those tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and that are within the individuals skill level as determined by education, training or experience, and technical abilities.
Testing personnel must:
Follow the laboratorys procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient results.
Maintain records which demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
Adhere to laboratorys quality control policies and document all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance.
Follow the laboratorys policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratorys established acceptable levels of performance.
Be able to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problem or notify the appropriate supervisor.
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratorys established performance specifications.
American Family Care, Inc.