GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Under general supervision, following established procedures and policies, performs various microbiological analyses on patient specimens using complex instrumentation and/or standard manual methods. A professional level of knowledge is necessary to assure that results are interpreted accurately.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Performs routine and complex microbiological procedures on all patient specimens utilizing complex instrumentation and/or established manual methods.
2.Participates in training new employees and students.
3.Performs routine and preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
4.Performs quality control testing as required.
5.Responsible for the accuracy of results and is compliant with all technical performance standards and policies established by the Technical Director.
6.Refers unusual results, occurrences, and instrument problems to the appropriate laboratory staff.
7.Participates in proficiency testing ok unknowns and in internal and external continuing education programs.
8.Responsible for awareness of JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals and being in compliance with BWH Laboratory and Hospital policies.
9.Performs support services as assigned and other duties as required.
1.Associate's degree in clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited college or university or other qualifications as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493. 1403-1495.
2.Certification preferred, e.g. MLT (ASCP) preferred.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
1.Must have a high level of analytical ability and judgment to relate test results to normal and pathological states.
2.Must possess visual acuity to distinguish fine gradations or color and/or texture, and manual dexterity sufficient to work with delicate instruments.
3.Must possess interpersonal skills to interact courteously and effectively with co-workers, clinicians, other hospital personnel, and other outside contacts.
4.Must have neat and orderly work habits.
5.Must have the ability to pay careful attention to detail and to adhere to written protocols.
6.Must be able to maintain an appropriate level of professionalism in stressful situations.
1.Busy laboratory environment including exposure to odors, infectious materials, and other hazardous substances.
2.Eye strain may be encountered while closely examining specimens and while using microscopes.
3.Work requires frequent standing and walking and occasional lifting, generally no more than 20 pounds.
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