Job Description

Medical Lab Scientist

SUMMARY

Accurately and efficiently perform, assess, correlate and interpret routine and specialized clinical laboratory tests in compliance with departmental procedures and applicable regulations. Maintain a fundamental knowledge of all clinical laboratory departments and have the ability to rotate through all departments. Operate, maintain and troubleshoot instrumentation to meet quality assurance parameters.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology or related degree.

Registered Medical Technologist / Medical Laboratory Scientist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent.

Nationally recognized certification or eligible (ASCP) as a MT(ASCP), MLS (ASCP) or CLS (ASCP). Must be certified within 12 months of hire and recertify if/as required.

ORGANIZATION

Under direct supervision of manager, director, section head; also may receive instruction from medical directors.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

 X All ages (birth & above) 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare with a focus on True North.

  • Meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers. Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively and work in a team setting

  • Performs routine and special clinical laboratory tests in assigned sections of the clinical laboratory, utilizing automated and non-automated equipment.

  • Assesses results with respect to quality control, reviews results for accuracy, and communicates results of test performed to physicians and other authorized personnel.

  • Communicates problems or matters of a scientific, technical and/or administrative nature both within the department and interdepartmentally.

  • Analyzes and evaluates laboratory test results to determine inconsistent results and takes appropriate action. Recognizes abnormal test results and answers inquiries about them, the methodology, specificity, and sensitivity; answers questions about specific factors that can influence test results

  • Maintains accurate records of tests conducted, results, data and patients tested including calculation of results from supplied data, obtained data and statistics for quality assurance. Assists with accreditation readiness activities.

  • Maintains equipment in operational condition through making minor adjustments, performing scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting major problems utilizing departmental resources and manufacturer's telephone trouble lines.

  • Provides instruction in basic theory, laboratory technique, instrumentation, and application of laboratory test procedures to new scientists or technicians and students.

  • Performs related duties such as obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, and clerical activities. Assists leaders in development of technical procedures and protocols.

  • Maintains clean and efficient work area and replenishes supplies as necessary.

  • Prioritizes workload to maximize efficiency while meeting patient and physician needs.

  • Helps evaluate new techniques and procedures in terms of space and personal requirement, method comparison, cost analysis, and the establishment of reference intervals; writes and revises technical procedures

  • Ability to cover various shifts if needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Company Info

Company Name
Munson Medical Center
Zip/Post Code
49601
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