Location:Grants Pass, OR
General Summary of Primary Functions: Testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and reporting laboratory test results.
Essential Job Functions
- Maintains strictest confidentiality and polite, courteous professional demeanor.
- Must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the job position.
- Performs only those moderate-to-high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and are within the scope of the individual’s education, training or experience, and technical abilities.
- Must follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient results.
- Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency-testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
- Must adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
- Must follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever the systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
- Must be capable of identifying problems that may affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the lab manager.
- Must document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
- Inventories laboratory supplies. Cleans equipment and work areas. Disposes of contaminated materials in the appropriate manner.
- Collect data, prepares reports and compiles statistics as directed.
- Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
- Performs related work as required.
- Decision Making
- Requires the ability to make decisions about test analysis and results based on good laboratory practice. Provides guidance to phlebotomy staff in matters that relate to specimen collection, specimen stability or standard laboratory practice.
- May be appointed by the lab manager to supervise certain functions of the laboratory in the manager’s absence.
- Qualification Requirements
- Requires a Bachelor or Associates of Science/Arts degree in medial technology, biology, chemistry, or related science.
- Requires ASCP or equivalent certification.
- Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff and people of all areas and to be able to manage priorities and variable workloads.
- Must be able to perform basic techniques of blood and specimen collection.
- Must be able to work independently.
- Must be able to communicate clearly.
- Must be able to write legibly.
- Must have knowledge of current medical terminology as it relates to laboratory testing and communication with medical staff regarding laboratory procedures and results.
- Must have knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and instrument function, quality control
- Must have knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing to perform quality control checks and troubleshooting of instrumentation.
- Must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a moderately stressful atmosphere.
- Physical Requirements
- Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
- Must be able to perceive similarities and differences in color.
- Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally.
- Requires lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects.
Job Requirements & Worksite Info
23.50 - 30.00
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