LABORATORY -MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Job Details Level Experienced Job Location Hospital Main Campus – Idaho Falls, ID Position Type PRN (as needed) Education Level Medical Laboratory Scientist–MLS Job Category Health Care Description JOB SUMMARY: Performs the daily activities related to Chemistry, Blood Bank, Hematology, Microbiology and/or Immunology. Ensures the validity of test results by performing calibrations, quality controls, and routine maintenance on all analyzers and manual tests. Provide excellent customer service on the phone and in person, to patients, physicians, and other medical staff. Must work well under pressure, troubleshoot analyzers and equipment, prioritize specimens (STAT, Urgent, Routine, etc.), multitask, and be flexible in order to accommodate laboratory needs. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Performs routine laboratory test procedures as outlined in the laboratory standard operating procedure manuals and reports test results. Adheres to quality assurance and quality control procedures in performing all testing. * Correlates clinical information and/or previous lab results and reports discrepancies to the Department Lead or Laboratory Supervisor. Consults with the Department Lead or Laboratory Supervisor when no preset criterion for decision-making is available before taking action. * Collects and directs the collection of specimens with rigid attention to proper patient identification, priority status and hospital and laboratory safety and infection control policies for clinical testing * Maintains and operates lab equipment; able to detect malfunctions as they occur by review of instruments results. Troubleshoots the problem with technologist or service representative assistance * Ensures appropriate lab supplies are always on hand in their assigned area or department * May be rotated to other lab departments or shifts as necessary (Chemistry, Blood Bank, Hematology/Coagulation, and Microbiology) * Trains or instructs laboratory personnel in performance of lab tests and procedures where assigned * Participates in established Quality Management activities, QC testing of lab reagents and maintenance of equipment. Follows protocol for running and documenting control values. Collects, evaluates, and reports quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance * Attends and participates in continuing education programs to monitor proficiency, expand current knowledge and enhance professional excellence. Willingly shares knowledge and provides clinical orientation to other members of the lab team. * Trains students from affiliated programs or new employees as assigned * Works closely with all laboratory personnel to ensure timely client service and accurate test results * Participates in Job Competency/Skills Check program * Maintains open communication with supervisors, pathologists, and fellow employees to ensure optimal operation of department. Communicates pertinent information to other members of the health care team in a clinically relevant time frame to enhance the lab’s contribution to patient care * Delivers age appropriate care for the patient population. Maintains strict confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation * Writes and updates laboratory procedures under supervision as required * Adheres to safety, confidentiality, compliance and legal requirements * Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance * Performs other duties and tasks that promote smooth operations. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certification: BS in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science with MLS/MT/CLS national certification or equivalent. Current BLS Certification. Valid driver’s license. New graduates must be registry eligible & sit for the board of certification exam within 6 months of hire. Must obtain a national certification within 1 year of hire. Experience: 1-2 years preferred, including a practical training program. Previous experience in microbiology and blood banking is desirable Equipment/Technology: Basic computer knowledge (Word and Excel) and skills in lab information systems Language/Communication: Ability to read and communicate (oral and written) effectively in English. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely. Mathematical Skills: General math skills Mental Capabilities: Can frequently and consistently make sound judgements. Must be organized, be able to multi-task, and be a critical thinker. Interpersonal: Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others. Be a team player and flexible. Customer-Focused: Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships. Performance: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges. Possesses and maintains the functional and technical knowledge and skills to successfully perform job. Achievement-oriented; achieves and exceeds goals; pushes self and others for results. Logical, systematic, and methodical in working through a plan or problem; provides solid research on which to base decisions; establishes process for workflow. Knows how to get what is needed; manages time and workloads for maximum efficiency. Delivers accuracy and precision in work products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and standards. Prioritizes; respects others’ time; adheres to schedules and agendas. Handle emergency or crisis situations with calmness and professionalism.