CLS I in Weslaco, TX at Knapp Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    1401 East 8th Street
    Weslaco, TX
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description


JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the laboratory administrative director or designee and in collaborator with the Medical Laboratory Director, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist provides clinical laboratory services to patients in accordance with acceptable practices and Departmental and Hospital Standard of Care. Each individual performs those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individuals education, training or experience and technical abilities. Each individual performing the above procedures must: 1) adhere to the laboratorys procedures for the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of patient test results, 2) follow the laboratorys established quality control policies and procedures in documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratorys established performance specifications, 3) be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify your immediate supervisor, Director, or Medical Director, 4) perform a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment using both manual and automated methods in Hematology, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, and any other discipline as introduced into the laboratory, 5) perform and document maintenance daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed on instruments and equipment as appropriate, 6) review the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting, 7) recognize age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics, 8) ensure that the testing of proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples and that collaboration with other laboratories is prohibited prior to the reporting of proficiency testing results to the appropriate agencies, 9) may be required to perform venipuncture or capillary puncture on various age groups from newborn to geriatrics, 10) assist in the development and maintenance of laboratory policies and procedures, 11) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources, 12) in the absence of a supervisor, may be assigned/identified as, having responsibility for the section or department during their shift, 13) Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING 1.Bachelors Degree from an accredited approved Medical Laboratory Scientist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist) program. 2.American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Certification or equivalent or Registry eligible, 3.Current and valid Board Registry 4.Must maintain Board Registry Certification. 5.Minimum 1 year clinical laboratory experience preferred, but new graduate acceptable. New graduates must be Board Registry Eligible. 6.Must pass Board Registry within 1 (one) year of employment. 7.Generalist or categorical Certification: MT (ASCP) required or in the particular sub-specialty preferred. 8.Previous experience in hospital clinical laboratory preferred.

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