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UTMB Health Med Lab Technologist, Lab Srvc - Chemistry in Galveston, Texas

Med Lab Technologist, Lab Srvc - Chemistry

Galveston, Texas, United States

New

Clinical Laboratory

UTMB Health

Requisition # 2400611

JOB SUMMARY:

Medical Laboratory Technologist, Laboratory Services provides technical skills necessary in performing laboratory procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures with accuracy and precision, following standard procedures and recognizes deviation from expected results.

  • Reviews and evaluates accuracy of lab data and reports patient results with all required documentation.

  • Performs, records, and evaluates quality control data according to procedures including checking expiration dates and documentation of QC performance before use.

  • Performs and documents required maintenance procedures for laboratory instruments and equipment as assigned.

  • Recognizes equipment malfunctions and troubleshoots according to protocol.

  • Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action.

  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines, apply problem-solving skills, meet deadlines and meet urgent patient, provider, and system needs.

  • Reviews and suggests revisions for test procedures.

  • Participates in evaluations of new tests or instruments, as assigned.

  • Monitors inventory for proper levels, notifies person responsible for ordering when supplies needed, and receives and unpacks supplies when delivered.

  • Instructs and trains employees and students.May assess staff for competency.

  • Communicates pertinent information to staff members, management, medical directors, and other divisions.

  • Performs laboratory testing as required per division.

  • Follows established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.

  • Receives patient samples into the laboratory for testing and reviews laboratory orders and samples foracceptability.

  • Ensures that the correct laboratory tests are ordered and placed into the laboratory information system, ensuring required information isentered.

  • Handles and prepares samples for clinical testing and delivers to correct laboratory section.

  • Available to cover different shifts if requested to guarantee patient care.

  • Adheres to internal controls and reportingstructure.

  • Adheres to all safety protocols in each laboratoryarea.

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in a Clinical Laboratory Science or Basic Science. Qualifies as Testing Personnel for high complexity testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA). No experience required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years related experience in a CLIA Licensed Clinical or Anatomic Pathology Laboratory.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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