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CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

Location
White Plains, New York
Posted
12 Sep 2022

White Plains Hospital Job Description

Title: Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Code: 500285

Department/Location: Department of Laboratories FLSA Status: NE

Reports to: Section Laboratory Supervisor

Position Summary

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist performs laboratory testing using both manual and automated techniques. Performs

other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

ï Understands and adheres to the WPH performance standards, policies, and behaviors

ï Laboratory testing personnel responsibilities include:

o Following the laboratory's pre-analytic and analytic procedures and maintaining records of these tests

o Maintaining records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as

patient specimens

o Adhering to the laboratory's quality assurance procedures, including documenting all:

ï § Quality control activities including quality control testing and calibrations

ï § Instrument and equipment verifications

ï § Maintenance and preventative maintenance

o Following the laboratory's policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's

established performance specifications

o Identifying and documenting problems that may adversely affect test performance and notifying the

supervisor, assistant director or director and documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems

deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications

ï Ensures the accuracy and quality of all results from pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of testing.

ï Notifies and documents clinicians and patient units of all critical values and maintains the laboratory STAT turn

around time requirements.

ï Participates in regulatory readiness for CAP, AABB, NYSDOH, and Joint Commission.

ï Maintains 12 Continuing Education credits per year.

ï Understands and participates in standard operating procedures, proficiency testing, inspection audits, quality

program including reporting non-conformances.

ï Evaluates test results for abnormalities and confirms those results per department protocols where required.

ï Participates in validations, training, and competency assessments as required.

ï Responsible for inventory management of lot numbers, expiration dates, labeling, and QC requirement.

ï Completes all annual mandatory training, in-services, and ongoing education as required.

ï Performs other duties as assigned.

ï Section testing training and competency assessments are maintained by the section laboratory supervisor for all

assigned disciplines

Sections are listed below:

ï Generalists - performs Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry/Immunology, Urinalysis, Microbiology, and Blood

Bank specialties

ï Chemistry/Immunology - Performs Chemistry, Specialized Chemistry, Immunology, Molecular, and Serology

testing

ï Hematology - Performs Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis testing

ï Microbiology - Performs Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Susceptibilities, and

Molecular testing

ï Blood Bank - Performs blood bank testing related to transfusion medicine and blood product distribution.

ï Anatomic Pathology - Performs histological procedures for routine, specials stains, and immunohistochemistry

Education & Experience Requirements

ï Current NYS License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist required.

ï Education in accordance with the NYS Office of Professions and CLIA requirements of testing personnel.

ï Preferred with ASCP Certification.

Core Competencies

Flexibility

Organized

Adaptability

Attention to Detail

Stress Tolerance

Troubleshooting skills

Communication skills both verbal and written

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

ï May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may

be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the

hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the

hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

) â 'All populations

â Bariatric Patients with weight related

comorbidities

â Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined

by the needs of White Plains Hospital.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 709874794-2
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2022
  • Recruiter: White Plains Hospital
  • Location: White Plains, New York
  • Salary: On Application