PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance;Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director;Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; andIf qualified under §493.1489(b)(5), perform high complexity testing only under the onsite, direct supervision of a general supervisor qualified under §493.1461.
Responsibilities as outlined by CLIA:
Testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.
Exception: For individuals qualified under §493.1489(b)(5), who were performing high complexity testing on or before January 19, 1993, the requirements of paragraph (b)(7) of this section are not effective, provided that all high complexity testing performed by the individual in the absence of a general supervisor is reviewed within 24 hours by a general supervisor qualified under §493.1461.
Additional responsibilities may include the following under the direction of the Technical Director and Clinical SupervisorPerforms routine and high complexity laboratory tests and procedures on blood and other body fluids, according to laboratory policies.Prepares samples and reagents for testing according to laboratory policies.Responsible for the accuracy, interpretation and reporting of all test results according to laboratory policies.Performs routine maintenance on equipment and quality control for all reagents.Keeps accurate records of quality control, maintenance and workload data according to laboratory policies.Responsible to document all corrective action procedures undertaken in the Chemistry Laboratory.Refers problems and/or unusual results to appropriate parties and documents all corrective action procedures undertaken in the Chemistry Laboratory.Performs clerical and support services as needed, such as answering the telephone, calling Super Stat, Code sample results, and/or and alert values to the appropriate department or Licensed Care Provider, disposing of contaminated specimens, control of inventory, monitoring pending logs, and other assigned duties.Participates in Proficiency Testing program including the handling and analysis of Proficiency Testing material.Communicates with hospital personnel providing assistance related to laboratory policies and procedures, laboratory utilization, and test result interpretation.Additional responsibilities may include ordering and maintaining an appropriate level of inventory and laboratory supplies.Keeps current in developments in technical instrumentation and analytical techniques in Clinical Chemistry.Participates in internal and external continuing education.Promotes the mission and vision of Brigham and Women's Hospital and laboratories, and a spirit of professionalism and excellence in performance among the chemistry laboratory staff.Adheres to hospital and laboratory policies and procedures and plans including infection control and safety plans.Performs any other duties as required, which may include but not limited to general laboratory duties such as processing specimens, logging in specimens, putting supplies away, washing pipettes, discarding laboratory samples, racking samples, etc.Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:
(MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the jobMust possess an Associate Degree in laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited college or university.
Or Other qualifications as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493.1403 - 1495. ASCP certification or equivalent preferred. Two years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician. If an internal candidate, evaluated at a score no lower than 'Effective' for the past two performance evaluations.EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
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