To perform laboratory tests and processes within scope of practice in an accurate and timely manner.
• Perform and report lab tests according to work instructions:
• Process patient specimens according to priority and document results.
• Review patient reports for accuracy before release.
• Alert clinicians and appropriate designees of abnormal results.
• Monitor test accuracy through performance and evaluation of quality control:
• Perform instrument maintenance and calibration according to standard operating procedure.
• Assay quality control and proficiency testing materials.
• Execute corrective actions and document if controls are not within specified limits.
• Problem solve by auditing specimen integrity and identification.
• Identify test discrepancies.
• Investigate or initiate inquiries, troubleshoot any malfunctioning equipment or test system and repair if possible.
• Refer problems to technologist, specialist, supervisor, manager or pathologist as needed.
• Answer inquiries about department policies and procedures.
• Maintain clean and well-organized work area with adequate supplies and reagents.
• Order and/or prepare reagents and supplies when necessary.
• Maintain technical competency.
• Attend all required training, education, and meetings.
• Assist with orientation and training of new employees or students.
• This job description is not all encompassing.
Associate degree in laboratory science or documented education as defined by the Clinical Laboratory Personnel Requirements under CLIA.
• Completion of an approved two (2) year program for Medical Laboratory Technician.
• ASCP certification for a Medical Laboratory Technician, obtained within ninety (90) days of hire, or employed by KPNW laboratory as Medical Laboratory Technician on or before January 1, 1990 or ASCP (MT) or ASCP (MLS).
• Washington State Health Care Assistant Certification - Category A, to perform venous and capillary invasive procedures for blood withdrawal. Certification is required of all unlicensed individuals who perform minor invasive procedures to withdraw blood in WA State. Proof of certification is required within ninety (90) days of hire.
• Ability to communicate in the English language.
• Phlebotomy skills.
• Manual dexterity.
• Communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
• Basic computer skills.
• Ability to prioritize and organize.
• Two (2) or more years of clinical laboratory experience preferred.
• Working knowledge of specific laboratory analytical equipment preferred.
Salary Range: 22.44 - 27.41
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