Description: -Follows the laboratorys procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results -Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house -Processes incoming orders for lab testing including reference laboratory specimens -Performs specimen analysis of all Chemistry, Hematology and Immunology specimens -Maintains and operates all laboratory equipment -Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated -Adheres to the laboratorys quality control policies and documents all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance -Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrators and reagents -Participates in proficiency testing by performing sample analysis and reporting results at least once a year -Prepares peripheral blood smear and performs complete WBC differential -Performs microscopic examination of urinary sediment -Records results on appropriate worksheet and computer system and performs file maintenance -Processes specimens for send-out testing -Follows the laboratory s policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory s established acceptable levels of performance -Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies supervisor -Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratorys established performance specifications -Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists -Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate follow-up -Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing -Prepares reagents, stains and other chemical solutions as needed -Restocks the laboratory area as needed -Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting -Charts patient results in a timely manner as needed Additional Skills & Qualifications: Experience, Education and Training Minimum: .
Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technician program that typically results in the acquisition of an associate degree.
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the Board of Registry of American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT) required.
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