Medical Lab Scientist II, PRN - 1st Shift
Under general supervision, performs routine and stat clinical pathology testing appropriate to the laboratory discipline, records results, and assures timely delivery of results. This position has the authority, responsibility and accountability for the accurate performance of laboratory test methodologies. These tests are used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and in the evaluation of the patient's response to treatment. The Medical Laboratory Scientist II competently applies clinical knowledge to achieve accurate clinical test results which leads to quality patient care outcomes.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Provides patient-focused care in a clinical setting through the accurate performance of routine and complex tests through the pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic stages
Perform qualitative and quantitative analytical procedures, including reagent preparation and appropriate quality control, according to required protocols, with precision and accuracy in a timely and efficient manner.
Demonstrate knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments and their interrelationships as well as physiological conditions affecting test results.
Comply with requirements to insure that patient samples are properly identified throughout the specimen preparation, testing, and resulting process, using appropriate laboratory protocol.
Assess the appropriateness and stability of the specimen for testing and follow defined procedures for the preparation and processing of specimens for analysis to assure that results will be valid.
Operate instruments and equipment accurately and efficiently using defined procedures and quality control checks.
Complete analysis within established deadlines given the specimen status (i.e. stat, timed etc.) and insure that results are readily accessible and available to the correct provider.
Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities
Recognize critical, abnormal, and unacceptable results not compatible with delta checks and follow lab procedures for reporting results.
Recognize factors that affect measurements and results and initiate the necessary corrective action according to established protocols. Identifies problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, supplies, or results and takes action as outlined in predetermined protocols.
Evaluate results obtained from patient and quality control samples to assure validity before reporting values.
Recognize and document instrument malfunction and take corrective action by performing repairs or notifying a supervisor.
Identify circumstances which impede clinical operations and take corrective action when appropriate or follows appropriate chain of command for unusual circumstances.
Insure the consistency of quality and standards of practice through participation in compliance and quality management activities
Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
Review appropriate worksheets/status reports (e.g. deltas, incomplete lists, etc.).
Evaluate results, per defined protocol, review for technical and clerical errors and initiate timely and appropriate corrective action.
Perform and document corrective and preventive maintenance and instrument function checks and records per department policy and protocol, both routine and periodic.
Use reagents and supplies in a cost-effective manner; monitor and maintain appropriate supply inventory, including documentation of receipt, opening, and expiration of supplies and reagent per departmental policy.
Participate and advance quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in the clinical laboratory.
Follow the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that could affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
Maintain required records documentation per individual laboratory protocol
Consistently promote teamwork and utilize constructive communication and collaboration skills.
Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, including effective listening, when working with colleagues.
Apply clinical knowledge of laboratory medicine when providing laboratory information to coworkers.
Actively participate in laboratory meetings.
Constructively contribute to the development and maintenance of a coordinated workgroup.
Provide accurate and objective feedback in a respectful and professional manner while maintaining confidentiality.
Maintain confidentiality of information regarding patients, clients and coworkers.
Contribute to the achievement of department goals.
Participate in continuous learning
Instruct employees/students/non-laboratorians in procedures, technique and theory and documents individual checklist.
Provide assistance to employees/students/residents/fellows/non-laboratorians to improve basic skills in troubleshooting, problem solving, and integrating into work team.
Evaluate his/her own work performance. Accept recommendations for improvement and strive to improve.
Assume accountability for continuous learning.
Develop and achieve personal and professional goals.
Job requires Associates's Degree in Medical Technology.
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
TN Medical Laboratory Technologist License
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