Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Arlington, TX

Description

 

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the analysis of laboratory specimens and subsequent result reporting according to laboratory protocol and procedures.

Minimum Requirements: 

Education & Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Medical Technology (MLS) or a relevant science degree preferred. 

Required Licenses/Certifications: MLT/MT/CLS (ASCP) or equivalent registration or has completed a technician training program in a school accredited/approved by HHS, or MLT/MT/CLS eligible under Medicare laboratory regulations. 

 Work Experience: 3+ years clinical laboratory experience preferred.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, see, speak, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, climb, or balance. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds and rarely lift more than 25 pounds.

Special Requirements:  Verbal and writing ability required to communicate effectively in informing employees of activities and policies.  Numerical ability required. Ability to receive, comprehend, and carry out instructions; ability to work safely with equipment, supplies, and materials; ability to comply with attendance requirements; ability to comply with Human Resource policies.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform chemical analysis of blood and other body fluid to determine chemical components.
  • Performs startup procedures and quality control checks for instruments, solutions, and test results against established standards according to laboratory         quality control procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.  Monitors QC and documents corrective action.  Communicates with technical support when       necessary to perform required instrument repairs.
  • Performs and documents maintenance on analyzers according to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Inventories laboratory supplies and orders accordingly.
  • Cleans equipment and work area and disposes of contaminated materials according to the Exposure Control Plan.
  • Verifies condition of patient specimens and test results and notes less than optimal specimen conditions on report.
  • Collects data, prepares reports, answers correspondence, and compiles statistics as directed.
  • Notifies the Physician of all panic values and documents notification.  Calls answering service when Physician cannot be notified.
  • Follows company exposure control plan/blood borne and airborne pathogens
  • Performs other duties as assigned.