The Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist performs clinical laboratory testing of biological specimens that involve the application of a variety of appropriate professional knowledge.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  1. Follows
  1. the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  1. Follows procedures for handling potentially infectious materials.
  1. Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.
  1. Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documents all quality control activities instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  1. Follows the laboratory’s quality control policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established levels of performance.
  1. Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results.
  1. Documents all corrective action taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  1. Performs all routine and new test procedures that are complex and require professional judgement when assigned to a specific area.
  1. Demonstrates knowledge of theory behind the test performed.

10.Recognizes departure from the norm on adult and geriatric patients and be able to understand the scientific and theoretical reasons for such deviation.

11.Calibrates instruments and assesses the accuracy of the equipment; performs equipment preventive and corrective maintenance.

12.Reviews outgoing reports for technical and clerical errors.

13.Assists the Laboratory Services Director in maintaining adequate supplies and inventor levels.

14.Demonstrates the ability to prioritize work duties.

15.Recognizes the administrative changes in staffing and scheduling and adapt to these changes.

16.Assumes the day to day duties of the Laboratory Services Director when required.

17.Perform phlebotomy on adult and geriatric patient with knowledge of the aging process.

18.Assists in developing and installing quality control standards to assure accuracy of test results.

19.Assists the Laboratory Services Director in reviewing and solving quality control problems.

20.Initiates, suggests and if necessary, implements technical and administrative changes upon approval of the Laboratory Services Director.

21.Assists in preparing policy and procedures manuals.

22.Performs phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patients.

23.Assists in training and orienting new employees.

24.Assists in handling clerical work as necessary.

25.Performs procedures/tasks that may result in exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material.

26.Demonstrates an understanding of the abuse reporting requirements of the various age groups.

27.Understands and adheres to the hospital’s restraint procedures

28.Responds appropriately to patients and their families’ cultural and spiritual considerations. Uses appropriate resources to meet the needs of the patient.

29.Demonstrates competence in the provision of care specific to adult and geriatric patients. Gives appropriate care by understanding the growth/developmental stages of various age groups.