JOB SUMMARY: Performs and interprets routine diagnostic procedures in hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, limited chemistry and limited microbiology procedures. Does not perform procedures in the absence of a qualified laboratory technologist, supervisor, or pathologist. Standard and flexible scheduling including 7 on/7 off, 4 – 10 hour days, etc.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs and interprets routine diagnostic procedures in hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, microbiology responsibility is limited to plating cultures on appropriate media; the education and training of the individual as determined by the supervisor; provides assistance in blood collection, processing of specimens, and reception duties; starts up and adjusts laboratory equipment; maintains daily quality control, records and reports to supervisor any “out of control” or trending results; assists in bone marrow procedures; performs routine maintenance of instrumentation and records action taken; and assigns state tests priorities; performs related work as required. May be exposed to hazardous drugs. Attends OSHA training upon initial employee orientation and annually completes an OSHA competency.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: Direct relationship with patients, staff, physicians, and administration. Must maintain a courteous and effective working relationship with patients, staff, physicians, and administration.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: Holds a valid NYS License. Possesses general knowledge and understanding of routine laboratory procedures and theory; demonstrates skill in all routine laboratory techniques; exercises independent judgement; initiative and responsibility with minimal supervision. Recognizes limits of authority; demonstrates flexibility by modifying work patterns to facilitate daily workload; knowledge and awareness of laboratory safety procedures.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires sitting, standing bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 20 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment such as computer, fax, calculators and telephone. Requires normal hearing and vision.
Comprehensive knowledge of standard laboratory practices and techniques, instrumentation and terminology in each area of specialization. Some degree of administrative ability to directly assist the Laboratory Technical Manager in the entire administrative routine connected with point of care testing to include laboratory operation, supervisory ability, demonstrates good scientific judgement, conscientiousness, initiative, flexibility, and dependability.