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Daniels Memorial Hospital Medical Tech CLS or CLT in Scobey, Montana

Qualifications

Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or a related science

Licensure by the State of Montana as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

National certification preferred but not mandatory

Three (3) years experience in the clinical laboratory preferred but not mandatory

Judgement/analytic, decision-making skills Communication skills

Job Description The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is a Medical Technologist, responsible for performing and reporting test results that may require a conclusion, evaluation or value judgment;

responsible for performing related quality control, quality assurance, equipment operation and maintenance, and associated clerical functions, specimen management functions;

responsible for the general, technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory in the absence of the laboratory manager and/or technical supervisor.

Responsibilities

Perform moderate complexity testing without direct supervision.

Use routine and or specialized automated and non-automated laboratory procedures and/or techniques for which the technologist is qualified, trained, and demonstrates competency according to established standard operating procedures (SOP's).

Operate and ensure proper functioning of laboratory equipment.

Troubleshoot instrument malfunctions and perform and document preventive and corrective maintenance and repairs on all laboratory equipment.

Use instrument hotline(s) if available to obtain help in resolving instrument problems. Recognize when professional service is required and request service if instrument is covered under a service contract. Other wise, report service needs to the Laboratory Manager or Administrator for resolution.

Maintain records and documentation of maintenance.

Calibrate laboratory instruments to ensure accuracy of test results.

Perform quality control procedures as specified in the SOP and according to manufacturer's recommendations, and maintain QC records and documentation necessary to meet the standards of accrediting agencies.

Understand appropriate specimen collection, handling, and transport procedures.

Collect samples, if required.

Prepare specimens for analysis and determine acceptability of samples within guidelines.

Assist in development procedures for specimen collection, handling and transport to maintain specimen integrity and viability.

Process data, verify accuracy, and enter results onto the laboratory report forms, along with appropriate explanatory or interpretive information.

Meet all turn around times.

Identify the technical, instrumental and/or physiologic causes of unexpected test results.

Assist in evaluation and selection of new equipment.

Assist in implementation and/or evaluation of new testing procedures as requested by administrator and/or Laboratory Manager.

Validate new methods.

Evaluate and calculate quality control statistics to assess accuracy, precision, and validity of current laboratory methods.

Monitor quality assurance and assist in data collection for QA indicators.

Perform and report internal and external proficiency testing.

Maintain clean and orderly work area. Clean bench surfaces and equipment each shift of after contamination or spill.

Participate in and perform satisfactorily on Competency and Proficiency Tests.

Other duties as assigned by Laboratory Manager, Administrator, or Laboratory Director.

Become knowledgeable in EMR-Cerner. Training available and Cerner LIS manual is in the Lab for any questions that may come up.

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