MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST, ADVANCED
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Occupational Summary Perform a variety of routine and complex
technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain
data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Job duties
are dependent on the laboratory and may be composed of a
combination of the following duties and responsibilities related to
the specialization. Tasks are performed according to written
procedures and policies with careful monitoring of quality
controland quality assurance practices.
Perform a variety of tests in clinical laboratories using standard
techniques and equipment; perform related duties in the laboratory
to include specimen handling, using manual and automatic equipment
to test specimens, and perform and report analytical tests. Operate
manual or computerized instrumentation. Calibrate and maintain
instrumentation according to standard operating procedures.Process
patient samples for testing using appropriate identification
techniques and written procedures to ensure quality material for
testing. Perform basic troubleshooting of assay problems as
directed by senior staff. Communicate problems/issues to
appropriate individuals. Maintain inventory of supplies and
equipment. Participate in the development of new medical laboratory
tests and techniques. Participate in the preparation for lab
inspections. Review lab inspection documents and procedures to
maintain knowledge. Bring any non-compliance issues to the
attention of upper level staff. Perform proficiency testing as
directed to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies. Document
quality control and quality assurance results. Notify upper level
personnel of instrument malfunctions or unusual or unexpected data
or results. Review written procedures and policies for accuracy and
submit changes to manager or designee. Understand, comply, and
perform with all necessary safety procedures. Maintain compliance
with safety training. Report all safety incidents within 24 hours.
Attend all laboratory meetings, safety and compliance training as
required. Comply with competency testing procedures for the
laboratory staff. Train new staff. Serve as a resource person/role
model , as per guidelines determined by laboratory management.
Comply with laboratory training programs. Provide technical
guidance and instruction to students, interns, residents, staff and
other employees. Perform other related duties incidental to the
work described herein. Use behaviors that support achievement of
balanced scorecard targets and support DUHS values.Consistently
cooperate and communicate effectively with co-workers to ensure
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level Characteristics Promotion to this level is dependent upon
successful completion of leadership activities within the Clinical
Ladder.Requires annual maintenance.
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.
Two years experience as a certified MLS.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Generalist/Specialty Certification by a nationally recognized
board/agency (required). Certification will vary depending on
laboratory. Advanced degree (MS or higher) accepted in lieu of
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.
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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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