Location: Cranston, Rhode Island
Internal Number: REQ-019262
Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:
Schedule - Full Time / 40 hours
Monday through Friday, 7am - 3:30pm. with Wednesdays Off
Alternating Weekends Saturday/Sunday and Holidays
Responsibilities: Performs, reviews and reports laboratory tests that will assist in the diagnosing and treating of patients. Uses education and training for operating equipment and employing manual test methods. Performs quality assurance and control procedures in adherence with standard operating procedures, federal, state, and CAP regulations. Once trained, Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians working at ESCL are authorized to independently process specimens, perform tests, and release results (except those test results which may require secondary, supervisory, lab director or consultant pathologist review - see training checklists).
Independently obtains, receives and prepares laboratory specimens. Determines acceptability for analysis and eventual storage.
Conducts quality control measures on all laboratory tests. Follows protocol for running controls and accepting/verifying results according to established procedures. Evaluates controls and recognizes discrepant control results and advises Supervisor as needed. Records and files all data obtained. Completes scheduled instrument calibration and maintenance according to established protocol.
Following established laboratory protocol, independently performs a variety of laboratory procedures, both manual and automated (see training checklists for detailed description of procedures). Demonstrates a level of understanding of the technical and procedural aspects of laboratory testing. Organizes workload maximizing efficiency in processing tests.
Analyzes and interprets results obtained within the confines of current standards of laboratory accuracy, precision and acceptability. Enters test results into patient's file upon completion. Utilizes knowledge to correlate data and reviews data for unusual or unreasonable results according to established laboratory procedures. Brings unusual abnormal results to the attention of departmental supervisor if needed.
Performs and documents instrument troubleshooting techniques, as need arises.
As requested by department supervisor, may assist in training department personnel
As assigned by department supervisor, may participate in special projects and studies within the department
Analyzes and tests new or improved products and procedures
Makes recommendations to department on status of new test procedures and/or products
As requested, orders and obtains supplies necessary to fulfill job assignment
Adheres to company and departmental safety procedures
In supervisor's absence, may be required to explain test results or methodologies to physicians or nursing home staff to insure proper evaluation of patient status
Required to work Saturday or weekend rotation as specified by departmental schedule
Performs phlebotomy tasks and functions as needed
Perform other related duties as assigned
- Medical Laboratory Technician, A.S. or Medical Technologist, B.S. or B.S. in Biological, Chemistry or Physical Science or military educational equivalent preferred (transcripts must be presented)
- Registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification or HEW certified
- Must be able to work independently in a methodical and organized fashion
- Provide required documents as noted in ESCL Driving Policy if mobile/driving duties are assigned.
Extensive sitting, phone and computer use. Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours. Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers. Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch. May be required to lift, move and carry up to 15-20 pounds. Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and Employees via telephone and in person. Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person. Fluency in the English language.
Extended hours may be required.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
East Side Clinical Laboratory, Inc.
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