receives and prepares specimens according to standard protocols and
procedures; performs laboratory tests and calculations to provide
data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease; performs
quality control procedures and evaluates test performance and
results; calibrates, maintains and monitors equipment used in
analytical determinations; performs phlebotomy procedures as
appropriate; and maintains confidentiality of patient related
Required - Bachelor's degree
Required - None.
Required - Current license or temporary license as a Clinical
Laboratory Scientist-Generalist or Clinical Laboratory
Scientist-Specialist in the state of practice
Meet CLIA and CAP requirements for testing personnel relative to
scope of duties
ASCP certification as a Medical Technologist
Any incumbents certified by ASCP on or after January 1, 2004 must
successfully complete the requirements of the ASCP’s Certification
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with
Windows-style applications and keyboard.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Good analytical and problem solving skills
- Demonstrates good judgement in performing duties and conflict
- Good interpersonal skills
- Performs, develops and interprets routine and/or specialized
laboratory testing independently without error, within established
- Performs, analyzes and records quality control and instrument
maintenance/troubleshooting making judgments concerning results,
and takes appropriate action necessary to maintain accuracy and
precision. Escalates appropriately when results are out of
control and ensures adequate documentation of corrective
- Adheres to regulatory compliance guidelines and maintains an
awareness of accreditation standards for laboratories by reviewing
the most current checklist/standards. Follows safety
guidelines, OIG compliance requirements and follows protocol for
proficiency testing of samples.
- Participates in performance improvement opportunities by
assisting in the collection and analysis of data and supports
business development and cost reduction initiatives by managing
supply and reagent inventory.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds
of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly:
activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move
objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for
Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a
negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability).
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.