A medical technologist/clinical laboratory scientist (MT/CLS) at this level develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. This position is located in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service in Oklahoma City, OK. Duties include but are not limited to: Serves as Lead Technologist. Assigns work areas, adjust according to staffing. Ensures maintenance is performed and documented as required per manufactures instructions. Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist occupation. In addition, performs advanced and complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements. Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, performs limited minor repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Diagnoses deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction. Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and co1Tective actions related to test performance using statistical principles when applicable and theories of performance improvement. Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions. Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results. Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures. May be called upon to assist in evaluation and implementation of new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods when applicable, and theoretical knowledge. Interprets findings and makes recommendations. Is the primary trainer and Liaison and Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/ continuing education program. Communicates effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member. Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (e.g., healthcare providers, patients, and others). Gives direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing. Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Rotating Holidays/Weekends 7:00am - 3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599225300
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