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Certified Medical Lab Scientist - Microbiology, Richland - FT, Days

Company: Palmetto Health
Location: Richland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

Job Summary

Conducts or supports laboratory testing to aid in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ensures proficiency and accuracy in all aspects of laboratory testing. Follows established policies and procedures. Applies professional knowledge of medical technology to these tests, to include a broad knowledge of testing methodologies and quality assurance procedures and specialized knowledge of disease state and clinical significance of tests in the diagnosis of disease.

Accountabilities

* Demonstrates mastery of medical technology principles, concepts and methods as related to clinical laboratory procedures and performs testing with precision and accuracy. Performs and reports test results for waived, moderate, and high complexity clinical laboratory procedures as assigned and as outlined in the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Uses professional knowledge to solve problems or escalates to appropriate individual. Operates computerized laboratory data systems/applications as assigned. Reviews pending work using established protocol. * Uses the correct policies and procedures in the collection, labeling, handling and processing of all specimens. Verifies identification of the patient, specimen, and results. Evaluates specimen integrity based on department standard operating procedures (SOPs). * Monitors Quality Control (QC) and Quality Management (QM) for area assigned. Evaluates QC results for acceptability and investigates variances, notifying the appropriate individual of unresolved issues. Performs lookback if required. Monitors supply/reagent inventory and uses laboratory resources efficiently. Documents receipt and opening of a supply. Monitors expiration dates of all supplies and ensures adequate supplies are on hand. * Operates laboratory instrumentation. Identifies real and potential situations or detects equipment malfunctions. Investigates and resolves technical problems, consults the appropriate individual as needed. Troubleshoots the problem with appropriate individual or service representative and documents appropriately. Performs and documents maintenance and function/operational checks on instrumentation. * Understands and complies with standards and conditions set forth by various governmental and accrediting agencies in assigned operational area. Performs competency assessments following regulatory standards. Assumes responsibility for operation of the section in absence of supervisor/lead technologist. Instructs students, new team members, laboratory support staff, and hospital personnel in procedure, technique, and theory. Maintains a safe and clean working environment and responds immediately to safety violations. * Recognizes customer satisfaction issues and responds/escalates appropriately. Supports Prisma Health system and campus financial, customer service, and quality initiatives. Completes and performs team assignments. Participates in work unit action plans and supports department-based goals and initiatives which contribute to the success of Prisma Health. * Communicates information including critical values to other members of the healthcare team and performs required documentation. Educates and supports laboratory customers. * Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory and non-mandatory continuing education; accesses training needs and participates in Continuing Education (CE) programs annually. * Completes all required 6 month and annual competencies in required time frame and participates in proficiency testing as assigned.

Supervisory/Management Responsibility

This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in chemical, physical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution or degree that meets ASCP or AMT certification requirements.

Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses

* Mastery of medical technology principles, concepts and methods as evidenced by successful completion of one of the following: MT (ASCP) or MLS (ASCP)cm or Categorical (ASCP) or Categorical (ASCP)cm or MT (AMT) * A current State Licensure at the Medical Technologist level may be accepted. * Certification must be current.

In Lieu Of The Above Minimum Requirements

Associates degree with MT(HEW) certification or current Categorical (ASCP) (formerly NCA). Foreign degree that meets CLIA Testing Personnel Qualifications at the discretion of the Administrative Director and Medical Director.

Team members employed in this job prior to July 1, 2020 are grandfathered under prior educational and experience requirements. In addition, team members must be certification eligible and will have one year to obtain required certification.

Other Required Skills and Experience

* Organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks appropriately required * Computer skills required

Work Shift

Day (United States of America)

Location

14 Medical Park Rd Richland

Facility

1510 Richland Hospital

Department

15107014 Laboratory-Microbiology

Share your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

Keywords: Palmetto Health, Richland , Certified Medical Lab Scientist - Microbiology, Richland - FT, Days, Other , Richland, Washington

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