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Department of Clinical Lab Administration (Mount Sinai Downtown) - Req Number: 85003
Job Title: Clinical Laboratory Technologist
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.
Analyzes patient specimens, utilizing automated and manual procedures as defined in the laboratory standard operating procedure manuals.
Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks.
Performs periodic/scheduled and as needed maintenance on instrumentation/equipment.
Maintains documentation including remedial action for problems encountered.
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 the LIS and indicated on the LJ charts when needed. b) signs all QC logs.
Consults with the manager or lead tech, 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. Manager/Lead Tech is 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.
Performs accurate analyses on all survey materials and proficiency testing when requested.
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.
Age Specific Competencies (Neonate/Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)
a. Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.
b. Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment
c. Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs
d. Uses communication technique which are age appropriate
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.
back to the lab manager.
equipment such as lab coat, gloves, mask, shield etc. b) disposes of
contaminated waste and samples as specified by the hospital and laboratory
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. Add additional Educational/Professional
Development skills here.
Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients and their families.
Promotes team approach and clear communication for problem resolution in a timely manner.
Communicates suggestions /new ideas for improving work performance /operations.
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.
Experience performing phlebotomy. Will be required to perform phlebotomy.
New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist License.
JOB HAZARDS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Works with infectious material/specimens, hazardous materials, chemical reagents, electrical and mechanical equipment/instruments. Must observe universal precautions.