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Medical Lab Scientist/ Tech MLS/MLT Hematology

Company: CARLE
Location: Normal
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

The Medical Laboratory Scientist performs and evaluates complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological analyses. Ensures communication of test results as appropriate.

  • Performs testing in the clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease using standard techniques and equipment.
  • Performs related duties in laboratory to include storing and labeling specimens and using manual and automatic equipment to prepare specimens and perform analytical tests.
  • Performs testing accurately, safely and within established time periods for routine, urgent and stat testing.
  • Calibrates and performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and instrumentation according to laboratory protocols.
  • Maintains laboratory supply inventory.
  • Performs various Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations and protocols. Evaluates acceptability as associated with department testing.
  • Communicates information with internal and external customers as appropriate in an accurate, timely, effective and professional manner.
  • Recognizes problems that require additional troubleshooting, performs troubleshooting or seeks additional assistance as appropriate.
  • Successfully participates in all accreditation and other proficiency testing and annual performance competencies.
  • Develops educational materials and shares knowledge. Consistently shares any information obtained from external sources with co-workers. Educates students and new staff in assigned section.
  • Assists with writing, evaluation, revisions and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Completes Continuing Education as required by Lab policy and to maintain certification if applicable.
  • Follows and maintains familiarity with laboratory and organizational policies and procedures. Reviews as required.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
  • Performs testing in the Hematology area of the clinical laboratory. Manual and automated equipment will be used to perform analytical tests including but not limited to: CBC, Manual WBC and body fluid differentials, manual body fluid cell counts, PT, PTT, Fibrinogen and Urinalysis.
  • Notifies appropriate staff members of any calibration or equipment failures which cannot be immediately resolved.
  • Maintain laboratory supply inventory, notifying appropriate laboratory staff when supplies are below established par levels.
  • Reports any values outside of acceptable ranges that cannot be resolved to the appropriate laboratory staff member.
  • Recognizes test result or instrument function problems that require additional troubleshooting, performs troubleshooting or seeks additional assistance as appropriate.

Keywords: CARLE, Normal , Medical Lab Scientist/ Tech MLS/MLT Hematology, Other , Normal, Illinois

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