Under the general supervision and/or according to established policies and procedures performs various clinical laboratory tests in one or more sections of the clinical laboratory. Perform processing and phlebotomy and uses computers as required and according to accepted procedures. Responsible for the prompt and accurate performance of any and all assigned work. Recognize various age related needs and provide age appropriate care as indicated.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Must be able to perform all levels of testing in accordance with CLIA '88 guidelines in a timely fashion. Must possess the skills to analyze and appraise lab results relative to each other and to the pertinent QC data. Must be responsible for making independent decisions and for problem solving. Must be able to interpret guidelines, to communicate clearly, and to respond in emergency situations. Ability to assess and/or provide age-specific data as necessary and related to job responsibilities. Must have proven skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with patients, coworkers and medical staff.
Education: Bachelors degree or qualifications as specified under CLIA-88 for performing laboratory testing in a High Complexity Laboratory.
License/Certification/Registration: MT (ASCP) or equivalent. Students who are currently enrolled in WRMC CLS Program will be eligible.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Prolonged standing, sitting, and walking. Must stoop, kneel or bend for whatever purposes of job performance. May require lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds. Must have manual dexterity required to operate equipment. Must have visual acuity. Stressful environment, with frequent exposure to unpleasant odors/sights and exposure to infectious and hazardous materials. Includes any section of the laboratory, patient rooms, out-patient phlebotomy area and other ancillaries. 24 hour service provided. Three shifts available including weekends, and holidays. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and hazardous chemicals.