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MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST

Company: Duke Health
Location: Bahama
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

This is a PRN (as needed) position. -Occ SummaryPerf orm a variety of routine and complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatmen t of disease. Job duties are dependent on the laboratory and may be com posed of a combination of the following duties and responsibilities rela ted to the specialization. Tasks are performed according to written proc edures and policies with careful monitoring of quality control and quali ty assurance practices.
Work PerformedPerform a vari ety of tests in clinical laboratories using standard techniques and equi pment; perform related duties in the laboratory to include specimen hand ling, using manual and automatic equipment to test specimens, and perfor m and report analytical tests. Operate manual or computerized instrument ation. Calibrate and maintain instrumentation according to standard oper ating procedure. Process patient samples for testing using appropriatei dentification techniques and written procedures to ensure quality materi al for testing. Perform basic troubleshooting of assay problems as direc ted by senior staff. Communicate problems/issues to appropriate individ uals. Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment. Participate in the d evelopment of new medical laboratory tests and techniques. Participate i n the preparation for lab inspections. Review lab inspection documents a nd procedures to maintain knowledge. Bring any non-compliance issuesto the attention of upper level staff. Perform proficiency testing as dire cted to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies. Document quality c ontrol and quality assurance results. Notify upper level personnel of i nstrument malfunctions or unusualor unexpected data or results. Review written procedures and policies for accuracy and submit changes to manag er ordesignee. Understand, comply, and perform with all necessary safet y procedures. Maintain compliance with safety training. Report all safe ty incidents within 24 hours. Attend all laboratory meetings, safety and compliance training as required. Comply with competency testing procedu res for the laboratory staff. Comply with laboratory training programs. May provide technical guidance and instruction to students, interns, res idents, staff and other employees. Perform other related duties incident al to the work described herein. Use behaviors that support achievement of balanced scorecard targets and support DUHS values. Consistently coop erate and communicate effectively with co-workers to ensure effective wo rkflow.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level Characteristics
Minimum Qualifications
Education Bachelors of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Chemical, Physical, Biological or Clinical Laboratory Science; or Medical Technology. Generalist certification required for General labs. Generalist/Specialty certification required for specialty labs. Minimum educational or experience requirements may be modified on a case by case basis at the discretion of the CLIA director as long as minimal CLIA requirements are met by the employee for the tasks being performed
Experience None required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Registry eligible. Generalist/Specialty Certification by a nationally recognized board/agency (required within 18 months of hire). Certification will vary depending on laboratory. Advanced degree (MS or higher) accepted in lieu of certification. - Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. - Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. - Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department. -

Keywords: Duke Health, Durham , MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST, Healthcare , Bahama, North Carolina

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