MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST - Blood Bank - Monday through Friday, 3rd Shift
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 224489
Perform a variety of multi-skilled support functions including specimen collection, receipt and preparation of specimens for analysis, lead support tech; assist with workflow coordination in area; teach and perform routine clerical and technical processes required for the smooth operation of t he laboratory unit; responsible for the delivery of supplies to correct location; serve as a liaison to internal and external customers.
Perform a variety of routine and specialized procedures. Prepare and initiate special tests and procedures including, but not limited to, cytogenetics, general laboratory, Point-of-Care Testing, urinalysis without microscope, phlebotomy, cyto preparatory, and specimen management. Assist with coordination of technical activities pertaining to the needs of the operational department, such as, Phlebotomy, Cytology, and Specimen Management. Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary for problem recognition and initiation of the resolution and, if necessary, escalation to the next level. Obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation. Perform a variety of routine and specialized specimen preparation procedures including, but not limited to, general laboratory specimen preparation, cytology specimen preparation, cytogenetics specimen preparation. Perform various quality control, safety, and infection control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations. Receive and process specimens as required by respective laboratory area procedures and protocols. Participate in the distribution of specimens, supplies and reports to the appropriate laboratory staff; perform messenger/courier activities as required. Maintain inventory of supplies; reorder as required; stock supplies on carts and hand trays; wash glassware. Utilize various hospital information systems and software. Assist in training new personnel; provide technical assistance to new employees, students as assigned. Make work assignments for Phlebotomy team members, review work of other employees, assist in training new personnel. Maintain specimens and/or slides. Prepare reagents, dyes, etc. used in the processing of specimens. Perform routine maintenance as required by laboratory procedures. Participate in the development of new procedures, techniques and equipment. Participate in rewriting and maintaining lab procedures. Assist with word processing, miscellaneous office tasks and maintaining office records. Lead Support Techs. Assist with workflow coordination in respective area. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilitie s
Basic and advanced phlebotomy and specimen processing skills. Knowledge of medical terms preferred. Basic computer skills. Effective communication skills. Effective professional communication skills to interact with patients/customers. Basic supervisory skills in technical assistance to assist other clinical techs, scheduling, workloads, development of lab procedures.
Bachelor's of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Chemical, Physical, Biological or Clinical Laboratory Science; or Medical Technology required. Minimum educational or experience requirements may be modified on a on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) director if minimal CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) requirements are metby the employee for the tasks being performed.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
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