NY - Medical Laboratory Technologist- ACCEPTING ALL BIDS
175917 Potsdam, NY Variable shift, mainly days
*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
MINIMUM 6 YEARS EXPERIENCEVARIABLE SHIFT, PRIMARILY DAYS, NO HOLIDAYS Job Summary: Within the scope of practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist (Medical Technologist), and in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations and accreditation requirements, perform a wide variety of laboratory procedures, records and controls on tissue, blood, exudates and other body fluids in Chemistry, Blood Bank, Microbiology, Hematology, Coagulation, Clinical Microscopy, Immunology and other tests to obtain data for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. Performs phlebotomy as required. Adheres to the professional standards of the American Society of Clinical Pathology.Core Job Responsibilities:1. (10%) Evaluates requested procedures to determine the suitability of specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable. Prepares specimens for analysis, ensuring that the physiologic state of the properties is maintained.2. (40%) Performs laboratory procedures on tissue, blood, exudates and other body fluids in Chemistry, Blood Bank, Microbiology, Hematology, Coagulation, Clinical Microscopy, and Immunology in accordance with state and federal regulations, accreditation standards, professional standards, laboratory procedures and hospital policies. Participates in proficiency testing and ensures samples are handled in the same manner as patient samples.3. (20%) Evaluates patient results to ensure correlation with the patients condition, age, sex , diagnosis and other pertinent clinical data. Issues laboratory reports and reports results to appropriate individuals. Maintains continuity, quality and accuracy of documentation to ensure results are properly and timely reported.4. (20%) Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts, and maintains instruments. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks . Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction; locates and implements corrections. Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs; conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products, and maintains proper records for quality control reports. Documents all corrective actions when indicated.5. (10%) Directs and supervises the work of assigned students, phlebotomists, lab assistants and technicians. Reports to Clinical Laboratory Technologist (Medical Technologist) II, Operations Manager, Quality and Safety Manager and Administrative Laboratory Director.Education Requirements: Required: Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelors of Science degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biology , related field, or meets the educational requirements of NYS for licensure. Licensure/Certification Registration Requirements: Required: Current Clinical Laboratory Technologist NYS License or Permit Preferred: American Society of Clinical Pathologists Certification. Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, working collaboratively with a variety of licensed and non-licensed professionals internal and external to hospital operations, application of clinical knowledge and skills in performance of patient care in new and evolving situations. Performs diagnostic testing on patient samples to aid physicians in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of various disease states. Follows standardized procedures and helps prepare samples for testing. Analyzes test results for accuracy, acceptability, and critical limits. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A limited degree of creativity and latitude is required.