SCOPE: Moderate and High Complexity Laboratory Testing Is responsible for accurately performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures including moderate and high complexity laboratory tests. Initiates and follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Performs specimen collection and assists with patient flow as needed. Trains employees in laboratory procedures. May act as primary operator for at least one laboratory instrument. Acts as a resource for laboratory science information. May oversee daily laboratory activities in absence of supervisor. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs moderate complexity chemistry analysis in a CLIA certified Laboratory. May act as primary operator for at least one laboratory instrument. May oversee daily laboratory activities in the absence of a supervisor. Participates in development of new instruments and procedures as needed. May oversee point of care urinalysis testing including competencies. Acts as a resource for laboratory science information.
Follows the laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient's results. Charts patient results in a timely manner as needed. Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate follow-up.
Maintains and operates all laboratory equipment. Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated.
Adheres to the laboratory quality control policies and documents all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrators, and reagents.
Follows the laboratory policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory established acceptable levels of performance. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies supervisor. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory established performance specifications. -Maintains proper documentation including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists.
Participates in proficiency testing by performing sample analysis and reporting results, 3 events/year.
Manages inventory control - Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing. Restocks the laboratory area as needed.
Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures. Complies with applicable regulatory agency standards.
Properly disposes of biomedical waste & hazardous materials. Maintains a clean working environment.
Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in medical technology or laboratory science. Current state license if required. AMT, ASCP or equivalent certification preferred . Position is entry level and requires 0-3 years of experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time with the use hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision, color perception and hearing to normal range. Requires legible handwriting. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment and requires significant interaction with management, staff and external auditors and clients. Work will require frequent travel by air or automobile, approximately 70% of workweek, on average.