Clinical Laboratory Scientist II/MicrobiologyApply
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Reports to a Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Supervisor. Performs a variety of both routine and complex clinical laboratory tests in accordance with established standards and procedures. These require a professional level of knowledge to properly execute and analyze results, especially where results are abnormal or atypical. Specific duties may vary according to laboratory and shift assigned.
Full-time, Day Shift
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekend Work Required
Pay Grade: CI
Work requires formal educational background in biology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology and microbiology normally acquired through completion of a two or four year post secondary school program in clinical laboratory technology. and/or equivalent education and training in microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, or related field.
Certification in Medical Technology, MT, ASCP or a nationally recognized professional organization is preferred.
MT internship or (one year) equivalent clinical lab experience or course work specific to the discipline. This role is intended for individuals with less than 2 years of experience and for all BS/MT and equivalent degree candidates without the equivalent certification/registration.Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. May sit or stand for prolonged periods and occasionally required to walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, touch, feel, and type. May reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results.
Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color, bands or structure and closely examine specimens microscopically. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small instruments and delicate equipment.
Clinical laboratory environment - Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment.
May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another. May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides.
In some areas work space is confined; therefore mobility may be difficult.
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Hospital Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
Must be detail oriented, organized, and accurate.
Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment. Overtime possible when authorized/needed to meet business and patient needs.
Ability to analyze and operate technical and scientific equipment, perform a range of tests and developmental assessments with the highest degree of accuracy and to correlate normal tests results in a healthy state to anomalous test results and the presence of disease. Ability to perform successfully despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities, maintaining personal composure in high stress situations. Ability to exercise initiative and judgement.
Ability to maintain effective communication skills within the department and with other health care professionals. Ability to work independently, accurately determining appropriate procedures and methods to obtain test results.
Ability to troubleshoot problems with equipment or test methods.
Ability to assist in the training of new employees, students and physicians in laboratory methodology. Ability to use and understand computer system reference materials and Laboratory Standard Operating Procedure Manuals.
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