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Department of Clinical Lab Total Lab Automation (Mount Sinai Downtown) - Req Number:79401
Job Title: Clinical Laboratory Technologist - Full Time Evening
To assure that the Employee is technically competent, possesses required education and experience as well as other behavioral skills and performs his/her responsibilities accordingly. To demonstrate that the employee’s performance is evaluated and appropriate training - inservice is provided. To assure that the employee is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Hospital Center.
Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative task.
Performs technical procedures in chemistry /hematology including but not limited to coagulation and urinalysis as outlined in the policy and procedure manual(s).
Performs quality control and calibration procedures when indicated; verifies in laboratory information system; records on Levy-Jennings charts; signs QC logs.
Ensures that all required Quality control and /or calibration procedures are completed by signing out the records appropriately - per shift/daily / monthly etc. a) all QC are logged in Sunquest and indicated on the LJ charts when needed. b) signs all QC logs.
Consults with the supervisor or the pathologist, if needed, on all important results, conflicting or out of range (recognized patterns specified in policy) results. Notes inadequate volume and /or abnormal appearance of sample.
Reviews all Critical test results by repeat analysis if necessary, and communicates the same to Nursing staff/physician every time. Supervisor/pathologist are always notified in extreme cases. Enters the details of critical value communication in LIS.
Assists in inventory control to assure adequate supplies (QC, reagents, calibs, and other consumables) are available and reagents are stored properly (temperature sensitive). Supplies are dated appropriately when put in use.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary.
Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities.
Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies.
Is cognizant of and complies with laboratory policies.
Complies with all regulatory policies.
Observes all safety procedures & precautions: a) uses personal protective equipment such as lab coat, gloves, mask, shield etc. b) disposes of contaminated waste and samples as specified by the hospital and laboratory manual.
Participates in the training & development of other staff members.
Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements.
Identifies learning strengths and needs.
Utilizes learning resources.
Participates in continuing education.
Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients and their families .
Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the laboratory, hospital staff and extended community.
Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Medical Technology. Must meet educational requirements as set forth by the New York State Department of Education for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist.
EXPERIENCES AND/OR SKILLS REQUIRED
Two to six years' experience, based on educational background. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. Able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist License.
JOB HAZARDS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS