University Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Buffalo , NY 14202
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves performing multiple tests or examinations on patient specimens in a clinical laboratory using defined procedures to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of diseases.
This is laboratory work involving the performance of specialized and various standardized tests. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking technical employee. Supervision is not a function of this position. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Receives and prepares specimens to perform routine or special tests on such material as blood, urine, sputum and body fluids according to established procedures in two or more clinical laboratory sections: Biochemistry, Blood Bank, Diagnostic Immunology, Hematology and/or Microbiology;
Conducts tests, examinations or analysis according to established procedures in two or more clinical laboratory sections;
Evaluates and interprets laboratory test data as to necessity for further process of specimens utilizing laboratory information system (LIS);
Sets up, calibrates and performs preventative maintenance on clinical laboratory equipment;
Prepares various types of media, reagents, and test solutions;
Prepares and reads smears, stains, fluids, crystals and slides for microscopic examination and analysis;
Communicates essential laboratory data to physicians and other health officials as rapidly as is necessary to optimum patient care;
Performs quality control as needed to ensure accuracy of instrument function and appropriateness of reagents used in patient testing;
Investigates quality control problems; determines and performs basic fixes such as recalibration; reports moderate to complex problems to supervisor;
Exercises care and safety in handling infections and biologically active specimens and in using clinical laboratory equipment;
Collects specimens from patients which may include phlebotomy;
Maintains records and prepares patient reports for tests and examinations.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, terminology and equipment as applied to a clinical laboratory; good knowledge of quality control and quality assurance procedures as applied to a clinical laboratory including verification and validation procedures; working knowledge of laboratory and hospital information systems; working knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, accreditation standards and ECMCC policies and procedures as they relate to a clinical laboratory; ability to perform clinical laboratory work with a high degree of accuracy; ability to exercise safety precautions in handling infections and biologically active specimens and in using clinical laboratory equipment; ability to maintain accurate records of test results and prepare clinical laboratory reports; ability to make minor repairs and maintain clinical laboratory equipment; ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse constituency; ability to utilize a variety of electronic software applications; sound professional judgment; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
A.) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology, Medical Technology or related title that meets the standards set forth in Title 8, Article 165 of New York State's Education Law and Subpart 79-13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education; or:
B.) Possession of a license or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department.
Eligibility for licensure or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist at time of application;
Possession of a license or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department at time of appointment;
Possession of a license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department at time of permanent appointment and maintenance throughout duration of appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.