Laboratory Technologist - Chemistry

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Greenwich, CT
Nov 9, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

This position reports to the department Laboratory Manager. Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, Shift Coordinators, Section Coordinators, and assistance of Medical Technologists, (where applicable) performs a range of clinical laboratory testing in an accurate and timely fashion. Develops and utilizes technical and problem solving skills. Develops a thorough knowledge of department principles and instrumentation for Medical Technologist promotion within 2 years of hire (highly preferred). Cooperatively and proactively assists in other departments as needed or assigned in a teamwork oriented environment. Maintains effective communications and harmoniously transfers testing and pending follow ups between employees and shifts consistently following all CHAMP and HRO standards. Maintains procedure knowledge once learned and implements all new and revised procedures in real time. Maintains all Quality Control and Quality Assurance standards at all times. Participates in proficiency testing as assigned following all routine standards and workflow. Maintains operational effectiveness and assumes full responsibility for continuing education participation, home study as needed and licensure preparations where applicable. Adapts to expanding department skillset with increased testing complexity and frequency, accepting reassignment as needed within and outside department of hiring origin.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Technical Skills - Demonstrates technical competency by performing a variety of techniques involved in the
    laboratory. This includes moderate complexity tests. This includes high complexity testing (highly preferred).
    1 .1 Performs tests according to laboratory procedures with acceptable accuracy and precision.
    1.2 Understands principles of procedures including such concepts as analytical theory, quality control evaluation, reference ranges, critical values, clinical significance of the assay, instrumentation used, reagent stability, calibration, etc.
    1.3 Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of specimen aliquoting skills, including specimen assessment, specimen volume requirements, sample storage requirements, anticoagulant assessment, specimen processing requirements.
    1 .4 Learns new procedures readily according to training schedule. Takes initiative to maintain skills.
    1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of Quality Control data assessment; applies such knowledge to assessment of daily QC runs; documents QC and corrective actions in appropriate QC logs; alerts Coordinators when QC issues arise; discusses QC issues with Coordinators in order to increase knowledge base.
    1 .6 Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the reference ranges and critical abnormal ranges; reports values according to laboratory procedures; documents the reporting of Critical abnormal values and read-back.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in a Biological Science or Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, or equivalent Bachelor's degree. Transcript review required, eligibility and inherent skillset for moderate complexity testing required. Eligibility and inherent skillset for 'high complexity' testing ( highly preferred).

 

EXPERIENCE:
Laboratory experience is preferred, not required.


SPECIAL SKILLS:
Basic knowledge of instrumentation and equipment used in a laboratory. Skilled manual dexterity for manual procedures required. Efficiency in word processing applications, spreadsheet design / utilization, and use of web based resources. Basic knowledge of laboratory information systems. Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to communicate in an effective and professional manner with hospital staff. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to work as a member of a diverse team is essential.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or
other areas of accountability):
Performs a variety of routine tests and procedures, performs instrument maintenance procedures, performs routine quality control procedures.


COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors
inherent in the responsibilities of this position):
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences), accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).
Prepares reports of testing in a timely fashion; reports findings to the appropriate personnel; performs all duties in accordance with established Clinical laboratory standards.


LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
ASCP categorical certification eligibility and completion within 2 years of hire (highly preferred).

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Job Info

Job: 18091

Department: Laboratory
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: CLINICAL TECH
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAY/EVENING
Hours: 37.5

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