Medical Lab Scientist/ Tech MLS/MLT - Micro in Urbana, IL at Carle Health System

Date Posted: 3/29/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary:
The Medical Laboratory Scientist performs and evaluates complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological analyses. Ensures communication of test results as appropriate.

Bachelors Clinical Laboratory Sciences or Bachelors Biological Science
Will also accept associates in Medical Lab Technology 

Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP or AMT) or Medical Technologist (ASCP or AMT) or Technologist in Microbiology (ASCP). Employees who are hired as eligible to sit for the ASCP or AMT certification exam must obtain certification within twelve (12) months of start date in position.

None Specified.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs testing in the clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease using standard techniques and equipment.
  • Performs related duties in laboratory to include storing and labeling specimens and using manual and automatic equipment to prepare specimens and perform analytical tests.
  • Performs testing accurately, safely and within established time periods for routine, urgent and stat testing.
  • Calibrates and performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and instrumentation according to laboratory protocols.
  • Maintains laboratory supply inventory.
  • Performs various Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations and protocols. Evaluates acceptability as associated with department testing.
  • Communicates information with internal and external customers as appropriate in an accurate, timely, effective and professional manner.
  • Recognizes problems that require additional troubleshooting, performs troubleshooting or seeks additional assistance as appropriate.
  • Successfully participates in all accreditation and other proficiency testing and annual performance competencies.
  • Develops educational materials and shares knowledge. Consistently shares any information obtained from external sources with co-workers. Educates students and new staff in assigned section.
  • Assists with writing, evaluation, revisions and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Completes Continuing Education as required by Lab policy and to maintain certification if applicable.
  • Follows and maintains familiarity with laboratory and organizational policies and procedures. Reviews as required.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
  • Performs testing in the Microbiology area of the clinical laboratory. Manual and automated equipment will be used to perform analytical tests including but not limited to: testing for Strep group A, urine pregnancy testing, testing for flu, and respiratory pathogens on molecular platforms, microorganism culture, identification and susceptibility testing.
  • Notifies appropriate staff members of any calibration or equipment failures which cannot be immediately resolved.
  • Maintain laboratory supply inventory, notifying appropriate laboratory staff when supplies are below established par levels.
  • Reports any values outside of acceptable ranges that cannot be resolved to the appropriate laboratory staff member.
  • Recognizes test result or instrument function problems that require additional troubleshooting, performs troubleshooting or seeks additional assistance as appropriate.

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