Virginia Oncology Associates, the largest group of medical professionals in Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina devoted exclusively to cancer care and blood disorders, has an exciting opportunity for a MLT/MT to support our Chesapeake office.
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Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results. Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house. Processes incoming orders for lab testing including reference laboratory specimens.
Assists with special procedures as needed (i.e. bone marrows in the room).
Performs specimen analysis of all Chemistry, Hematology and Immunology specimens.
Maintains and operates all laboratory equipment. Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated.
Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies and documents all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrators and reagents.
Participates in proficiency testing by performing sample analysis and reporting results at least once a year.
Prepares peripheral blood smear and performs complete WBC differential.
Performs microscopic examination of urinary sediment -Records results on appropriate worksheet and computer system and performs file maintenance. Processes specimens for send-out testing.
Follows the laboratory's policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory*s established acceptable levels of performance. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies supervisor. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory*s established performance specifications.
Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists. Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate follow-up.
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing. Prepares reagents, stains and other chemical solutions as needed. Restocks the laboratory area as needed.
Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting.
Charts patient results in a timely manner as needed.
Properly identify and band patients for blood product transfusion. Processes properly labeled specimens according to local blood bank policy.
Assists with performing phlebotomy and collecting appropriate specimens from patients as ordered. Assures pre-authorization and completes appropriate consent forms (ABN) prior to collection of limited coverage tests.
Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures.
Complies with applicable regulatory agency standards.
Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
Med Lab Scientist or MT Qualifications:
Associates degree in medical technology or laboratory science required for MLT's.
Bachelor's degree in medical technology or laboratory science required for MT's (MLS).
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