Under supervision, the Medical Laboratory Technician I performs a limited variety of standard, but specialized laboratory tests on human source products. Reviews, interprets, analyzes, and records test results.
Prepares and tests specimens and prepares controls such as solutions and reagents. Performs specimen (test sample) processing and tracking. Uses judgment and initiative in planning sequences of tasks required to complete recurring assignments within established criteria. Obtains assistance from management (Manager, Supervisor or Sr. Tech) for deviations and unanticipated or unfamiliar problems.
- Under supervision, receive, inspect and process specimens (test samples) for testing following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Help to maintain and track test samples, supplies and materials, as well as Specialty Plasma (anti-D, anti-HBs, anti-Tetanus) sample inventory.
- Under supervision, perform immunological and/or serological test methods following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Manages test data, records and completes all documentation in compliance with GDP requirements and following established BPC procedures
- Performs and documents quality control tasks and maintenance on laboratory instruments and equipment.
- Monitors inventory of reagents and general lab supplies as assigned. Provides updates to supervisor or designee when indicated.
- Processes Customer Operations (CO) special sample orders as assigned. Run specialized computer programs for designated assignments.
- Performs additional miscellaneous tasks as assigned. Must be flexible, change ready and available when necessary to support operations and workload priorities.
- Shift work and weekend work hours may be required depending on workload demand.
Education Requirements: Associates degree or equivalent with specific training in a Medical Laboratory Technician program and Clinical lab training (i.e., hospital or vocational school rotation).
Experience Requirements: Minimum one year experience in a laboratory setting.
Other Essential Knowledge:
Florida State DPR Licensed Medical laboratory Technician. Maintains DPR licensure by complying with continuing education requirements and payment of licensing fees. Good communication skills; ability to work well with others; be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities; works well under pressure; capable of performing testing following established guidelines without assistance; detail-oriented; exercise good judgment in apprising Medical Technologist II or supervisor when needing assistance or guidance. Ability to lift approximately 25 lbs. Ability to set-up, operate, program, disassemble, clean and quality control required laboratory equipment. Run specialized computer software programs. Use addition and subtraction involving copying, counting, and recording numbers.
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