With minimal supervision, the Clinical Laboratory Technologist performs technical laboratory testing in order to facilitate optimum patient care in accordance with Laboratory policy and procedure, and FDA, CAP, AABB, OSHA, CLIA, and JCAHO regulations.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Performs and reports assigned analytical tests, including high complexity tests on biological specimens, in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner in compliance with documented laboratory procedures.
- Determines acceptability of specimens by performing visual inspections or by recognizing abnormal/ unusual results. Documents unacceptable specimens according to appropriate policy. Communicates specimen requirements to appropriate personnel.
- Maintains QA policies and procedures to ensure validity of results. Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action according to predetermined protocols. Performs quality control for all testing and meets established ranges before patient results are released.
- Maintains a safe and efficient working environment by performing equipment checks, cleaning work area, and monitoring temperatures in accordance with regulatory agencies and hospital policies. Recognizes and troubleshoots malfunctions of advanced technological equipment and initiates corrective action.
- Enters test results into the Laboratory Information System in order for standardized report to be generated for physicians review and interpretation. Informs appropriate personnel of department supply needs ensuring uninterrupted testing.
- Attends various meetings regarding safety and Quality Control issues in order to keep informed of current lab and hospital safety policies.
- Maintains clinical competency and current professional knowledge by reading relevant journal articles and attending training sessions.
- Performs other related duties as assigned in order to expedite the testing process and support the achievement of department goals and objectives.
Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology required
At least 1 year in a Microbiology Laboratory preferred
Licensing and Certification Requirements:
Clinical Laboratory Technologist license required
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General Skills and Competencies:
- Attention to detail
- Analytic skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills
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We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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