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Clinical Laboratory Scientist / Clinical Laboratory Technician

at Wickenburg Community Hospital

Job Description

The CLS/CLT is responsible for the collection, processing and analysis of laboratory specimens and reporting of results in all areas of the clinical laboratory. Maintains laboratory records and quality control practices. If assigned as department lead, additional general and technical supervisory responsibilities apply.
 
Essential Job Duties:
  • Specimen collection and processing, test performance, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results in accordance with lab policies and procedures
  • Maintain records that demonstrate PT (Proficiency Tests) are performed in the same manner as patient specimens
  • Adhere to lab QC (Quality Control) policies, document all QC activities, instrument and procedure calibrations and maintenance performed
  • Follow lab’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the lab’s established acceptable levels of performance
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify supervisory personnel, the laboratory manager or laboratory director
  • Document all corrective actions when test systems deviate from the lab’s established performance specifications
Other Duties:
  • Review and assist in maintaining inventory levels
  • Provide training to medical laboratory and phlebotomy students
Supervisory Duties:
  • Day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory department (specialty area) operation and personnel performing testing and reporting results
  • Assure all remedial actions are taken when test systems deviate from established performance specifications
  • Ensure patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning
  • Provide orientation and training to testing personnel and medical laboratory and phlebotomy students
  • Annually assist in evaluating and documenting the competency of all testing personnel to perform tests and report results promptly, accurately and proficiently.
  • Establish and maintain current written procedures for all aspects of testing in the specialty area
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Technologist/Scientist: Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry with MT/MLS/CLS certification by either ASCP, HEW or AMT; BS required for Lead position
  • Technician: Associate degree or education and training equivalent to an Associate degree in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry with MLT/CLT certification by either ASCP, HEW or AMT
  • Department Lead: 4 years training/experience in high complexity testing preferred (qualify as Technical Supervisor High Complexity Testing under CLIA qualification standards), 2 years minimum (qualify as General Supervisor High Complexity Testing under CLIA qualification standards)
Physical Requirements:
Physical Demands: Standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, push/pull, kneel/crouch/crawl, reach with hands/arms; lift up to 10 lbs frequently and up to 100 pounds or more with assistance infrequently; close and color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus required; repetitive hand motions, grasping and fine dexterity required Work Environment: work near/with moving mechanical parts, toxic/caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather, i.e. dry ice), and loud noise

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