MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST
Posted on: November 26, 2022
This is a PRN (as needed) position. Occ Summary Perf 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
Work Performed Perform 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.
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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.
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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.
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