JOB SUMMARY: Performs tests and analyzes body fluids to provide vital clinical information that leads to diagnosis and/or medical treatment of the patient. Performs appropriate procedures according to well-defined age-specific standards.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree required. Need someone with some mass spec experience.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Eligible for Medical Technologist certification (ASCP) or equivalent certification.
- Assures accurate and timely performance of patient procedures and/or issuance of blood products.
- Assures accurate and timely performance of results reporting, QC and QA procedures according to departmental policy.
- Follows proper safety and identification procedures when dealing with patients and/or specimens under any circumstance or environment.
- Improves work skills through self-study and continuing education.
- Contributes to the smooth and efficient operation of the section and department.
- Protects self, coworkers and facility by following approved policies and procedures to prevent the spread of bloodborne and/or airborne diseases.
- Exhibits and promotes the professional image of laboratories in accordance with hospital, department, and professional society philosophies, goals and standards of laboratory testing.
- Performs all job related procedures as defined in applicable procedure manuals.
- Provides age appropriate specimen collection in accordance with age specific guidelines for school age, adolescents, early adults, middle adults and/or late adults.
- Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.
SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Technical ability and interest. Basic computer skills. Ability to work cooperatively. May require working any shift in a 24-hour period, 7 days/week including holidays and possibly taking call.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens or patients. Exposure to risk of blood borne/airborne diseases. Possible exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens. Moderate noise environment. Subject to injury from sharps. Subject to many interruptions and stressful situations. Must wear protective equipment (gloves, gowns/lab coats, eye protection, face protection). Exposure to hazards for electrical/mechanical/power equipment. May require judgment/action which could result in death of patient. Occasionally subject to irregular hours. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
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