Microbiology Specialist I in Chino, CA at CHINO VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

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    5451 Walnut Avenue
    Chino, CA
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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Each individual performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, CA Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individual?????s education, training or experience and technical abilities. Each individual performing the above procedures must: 1) follow the laboratory?????s procedures for specimen handling and processing test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results, 2) maintain records that demonstrate the proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples, 3) adhere to the laboratory?????s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrumental and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed, 4) follow the laboratory?????s established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within laboratory?????s established acceptable levels of performance, 5) be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance on reporting of test results and either must correct the problem or immediately notify the technical consultant, clinical consultant, or director, 6) document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory?????s established performance specifications, 7) ) performs a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment and using both manual and automated methods in Microbiology and any department if yearly competency completed, 8) perform first-line troubleshooting procedures as well as complicated and less frequently performed procedures, 9) maintain quality control and assist in checking work accuracy before it is reported out and be able to recognize differences in expected results from newborns to geriatrics, 10) perform daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed preventive maintenance on instruments and equipment as appropriate, 11) demonstrate an ongoing awareness of the critical nature and essential high standards of quality required in the laboratory, 12) set appropriate examples in the achievement of these high standards, 13) work in a variety of situations, 14) may work alone or in various groups on any shift on any day of the week under direct supervision of the Laboratory Director, 15) effectively operate laboratory equipment, unassisted, 16) move and maneuver throughout the lab without assistance; and, 17) is responsible for the operation of the micro department during their shift, as Micro Tech in-charge if Micro Specialist II is unavailable. Special projects or other assignments may be given with expectations to be completed in a specified timeframe. We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources: hr-prime@primehealthcare.com