Laboratory Specialist

Decatur Memorial Hospital Decatur , IL 62523

Posted 2 months ago

  • Summary

Conducts a wide variety of laboratory tests for diagnosis of disease.

Essential Functions and Job Duties

  • Conducts waived, simple and moderately complex tests according to standards. Performs phlebotomy, as needed, at acceptable level. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of laboratory procedures in assigned areas, which may include:

  • Chemistry

  • Microbiology/Serology

  • Blood Bank

  • Hematology

  • Collects and prepares samples for analysis; performs prescribed procedures; reports accurate tests results.

  • Organizes and prioritizes workload; meets turn-around time.

  • After orientation, operates, calibrates, conducts performance checks, and maintains clinical laboratory instruments and equipment.

  • Conducts established quality control procedures on analytical tests, equipment, reagent, media and products; evaluates results; implements corrective action when indicated.

  • Communicates and interacts with fellow employees; refers problems to appropriate personnel. Keeps supervisor informed of unusual data or results.

  • Attends mandatory seminars; participates in other continuing education.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Other Requirements

Must have received a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry or Biology from an accredited university or college.

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Laboratory Specialist

Decatur Memorial Hospital