Diploma and transcripts must be provided prior to interviewing. Education will be verified. Education outside of the USA requires diploma & transcripts translated into English and proof of foreign equivalency from a reputable agency.
Performs and interprets tests at all complexity levels. Demonstrates an understanding of the theory and scientific principles of laboratory testing as well as the technical, procedural and problem solving aspects. Correlates abnormal laboratory data with pathological states, determines the validity of test results and the need for additional tests. Determines the validity of test results through the monitoring and/or verifying of quality controls, standards, etc. Communicates test results, reference ranges, specimen requirements, and other pertinent information to authorized sources.
Repairs instruments/equipment and/or initiates requests for instrument/equipment repair and/or service through vendors and/or Clinical Engineering.
Maintains cleanliness of assigned instrumentation and/or equipment.
Completes and maintains preventative maintenance and troubleshooting records.
May function in an educator or consultant capacity within a medical laboratory setting.
Provides instruction and training in theory, technical skills, safety protocols, and the application of laboratory test protocols to students, employees, residents, etc.
Participates in and may provide continuing education and professional development for laboratory personnel.
Participates in, and may be delegated responsibility for, decisions involving the quality control programs, continuing quality improvement programs (quality assurance), instrument and methodology selection, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, safety procedures, purchase of laboratory supplies, inventory control, test selection/utilization, computer/statistical data and database functions.
Investigates problem areas and recommends improvements.
Other duties as assigned.
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree of an accredited technology program and eligibility for certification from a recognized national certifying organization.
Demonstrated technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform laboratory functions assigned.
Required Documents: Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided. Education will be verified.
Education outside of the United States requires diploma/transcripts translated into English and proof of foreign equivalency from a reputable agency.
Complexity of Work:
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Physical demands include: Visual acuity to study specimens under a microscope.
The ability to distinguish colors.
Fine motor skills and manual dexterity to handle specimens and lab equipment required to process specimens and repair equipment.
May be required to stand for long periods of time.
Light lifting may be required.
May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, etc.
Personal Protective Equipment:
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