Position : Medical Laboratory Scientist
The work typically involves full responsibility for all technical aspects of the laboratory and includes a wide variety of duties involving diverse and complex technical problems and considerations, i.e. procuring compatible, lifesaving units of blood for a patient with antibodies.
Assignments involve such complicating factors as practical, economic or operating problems; inadequate or discrepant information about the use and capabilities of new instruments or methodologies; or requests for modified procedures, test alternative, or special studies to meet specific clinical situation.
Decisions directly or indirectly affect the quality of patient care and can be “life or death” decisions or problems.
Writes procedures for department of responsibility using the CLSI format, and coordinates procedure manual review, updates and distribution.
Establishes a quality control program appropriate for the testing performed in department of responsibility, establishing parameters for acceptable levels of analytical performance, ensuring that these levels are maintained throughout the entire testing process from the initial receipt of specimen through sample analysis and reporting of results.
Resolves technical problems and ensures that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
Ensures that proper training is given to new employees during the orientation period and that regular training is given to all technologists when there are changes in their department.
Assists the laboratory manager with evaluating the competency of all testing personnel.
Assists the laboratory manager with Process Improvement activities associated with their departments.
Understands and assists the laboratory manager with implementing CAP standards and CLIA regulations in their department of responsibility Coordinates inventory levels with laboratory manager to maintain proper supply levels