Specialists (Clinical and Non-Clinical)
Lab Microbiology
8 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.

    • Performs, verifies and reports laboratory tests. Supervises and verifies work of non-licensed personnel. Performs Lab Assistant and Lab Technical Aide responsibilities as required. Provides appropriate education for staff and students.

  • Reports to

    • Assigned Supervisor

  • Supervises

    • Lab Technical Aides, Lab Assistants, and student technologists

  • Ages of Patients

    • Neonate/ Infant

    • Pediatric

    • Adolescent

    • Adult

    • Geriatric

  • Blood Borne Pathogens

    • High Potential

  • Qualifications

    • Education

      • Required: CA approved equivalencyof CLS

      • Preferred: BS and 12 month internshipat school of med technology

    • Licensure/Certification

      • Required: CA state license

      • Preferred: ASCP or equivalent

    • Experience

      • Preferred: Cerner LIS experience

  • Essential Responsibilities

    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.

    • Orders and processes laboratory requests in accordance with established procedures within acceptable turnaround time

    • Collects and processes all necessary paper work, assuring appropriate reporting

    • Assists in ordering, maintaining, and restocking of supplies

    • Recognizes critical test results and informs appropriate individual in a timely manner

    • Utilizes Laboratory Information System as appropriate

    • Determines specimen/control/patient result acceptability

    • Performs proficiency testing as assigned

    • Complies with hospital and Laboratory safety policies and procedures

    • Complies with all State and federal regulations

    • Maintains awareness of workflow utilizing various tools(Workcenter Pending, Cerner 911, 912, 123 as needed) to achieve optimal department test turnaround times for priority orders(STAT, Timed, Am Run, inpatient.)

    • Performs or verifies quality control, validation, and calibration for instruments

    • Performs instrument maintenance and troubleshooting as required

    • Monitors and initials daily safety checks and temp logs

    • Disinfects and maintains orderly/organized work environment

    • Answers telephone and responds to questions or directs call to appropriate individual

    • Properly endorses unfinished tasks or tests to the next shift

    • Participates and assists in student lectures and training

    • Supervises and verifies non-licensed personnel’s work

    • Demonstrates proper gating techniques during acquisition on the flow cytometer (Flow)

    • Demonstrates ability to analyze and interpret flow data consistent with attained skill level (Flow)

    • Demonstrates proper judgment in determining if add-on antibodies are necessary (Flow)

    • Demonstrates Microsoft Office computer skills (Flow)

    • Correlates cellular morphology with flow data (Flow)

    • Arrives at correct diagnosis and drafts summary interpretations in accordance with attained skill level (Flow)

    • Performs other duties as necessary