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MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

Company: United Regional Health Care System
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Essential Functions:Performs medical laboratory tests, procedures and analysis to provide data for use in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Educational Requirements:Ph.D., Master's or Bachelor's degree in chemical, physical, biological, clinical laboratory science or Medical Technology.High School Diploma or equivalent.Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Licenses and Certifications:Nationally recognized certification; and/or HHS certification; and/or eligible. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:One year of laboratory training or experience or both in high complexity testing.Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.Making generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. Follow instructions exactly.Must meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing personnel. Physical Requirements:Bending, walking, standing for long periods of time, and lifting of up to 35 lbs.Manual dexterity, visual acuity and color vision.Must be able to handle all types of biological and physical specimens using proper blood and body fluid precautions. Duties and Responsibilities:Performs tests skillfully and accurately using approved methodologies and techniques, and in compliance with laboratory policies.Ensures to prioritize work according to protocol, and efficiently performs procedures in a timely and organized manner within the established laboratory turn around times.Recognizes interdependency of tests and possesses knowledge of physiological conditions affecting test results.Demonstrates the ability to assess problems, synthesize alternatives, determine and implement acceptable solutions using sound judgment. Consults with supervisor if problem is above Technologist's expected level of expertise.Performs, records, and monitors internal and external quality control procedures according to the specifications and time schedules for that department and documents all corrective action taken.Performs and documents routine (and complex as assigned) preventative maintenance on equipment as designated according to specified procedures and time frames and keeps equipment clean and in good working order.Demonstrates and ensures the practice of safe infection control procedures according to laboratory and hospital procedures and policies.Performs all other tasks/responsibilities as necessary.

Keywords: United Regional Health Care System, Wichita Falls , MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST, Healthcare , Wichita Falls, Texas

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