Under the supervision of the Medical Director and/or Laboratory Manager, performs phlebotomy and clinical tests in the areas of hematology, urinalysis, general clinical microscopy, blood banking, serology, bacteriology, coagulation, chemistry, arterial blood gases, and special chemistry to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Performs tests and related duties exhibiting high quality of performance and timeliness.
Accurately completes all procedures scheduled during the shift and work left from previous shift and communicates lab status and/or problems at shift change.
Verifies correct patient identification using two unique identifiers prior to blood drawing and during patient testing.
Performs quality control for all procedures. Posts or verifies results on computer and takes action when indicated by the values.
Consistently recognizes and prioritizes multiple stats or critical patient tests. Immediately communicates critical values per policy.
Demonstrates culturally appropriate interventions regarding age, gender, geographic population and race.
Minimum of an associate's degree or equivalent (in semester hours) in biology, chemistry, physical science or medical terminology AND laboratory training from an accredited program (may be part of the 60 semester hours toward a degree) or 3 months documented laboratory training in the specialties the individual performs testing.
Currently registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, (ASCP) and/or CLS Registry with National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, Inc. and/or (NCA) or American Medical Technologists (AMT) . If new graduate, must obtain within 90 days of hire.
Current BLS certification through American Heart Association or within 30 days of hire
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
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.