SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Provision of Clinical Laboratory care through comprehensive services across laboratory disciplines.
SCOPE: Under the general direction of the Section Supervisor and leadership staff; perform a variety of routine and complex laboratory tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease in a medical center caring for infants; children and adolescents.
???Departmental Support Conduct, direct or assist in special projects, evaluations, experiments or research. Participate in regularly schedule cross trained rotation and demonstrate continued competency in various sections of the Clinical Laboratory. Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to department discussions. Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency.
???Technical Skills and Knowledge Possess the appropriate skills and theory necessary to independently perform a variety of laboratory tests. Show competency of skills. Operate instruments; perform checks, calibrations, preventative maintenance, basic troubleshooting from written guidelines. Perform and report Quality Control Procedures. Identify Q.C. failures and corrects malfunctions identified. Prepare sample for analysis. Store and preserve specimen. Prepare reagents, assist with the monitoring supply inventories, receive and stock supplies. Perform registration and sample collection as required by location. Perform routine procedures within respective discipline, including the collection and analysis of data which will affect decisions regarding patient care. Assists with development of new procedures and updating of existing procedures. Will train bench personnel and students in bench procedures once proficient in basic as well as some advanced skills. Functions as a key operator for testing systems, coordinating activities of quality control, maintenance, and inventory management. May serve as superuser for the laboratory information system.
???Customer Service Maintain/manage strong working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders. Respond to requests quickly and effectively. Identify, understand, and meet customer needs and expectations. Communicate any relevant information to clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders.
???Professional Development Maintain currency in the field, including maintenance of any necessary licensure/certification, through continuing education, conferences, meetings, in-services, networking, literature, and/or seminars. Attend all mandatory CCHMC training sessions. Implement obtained knowledge/skills into one's own work, the department, and/or the organization. Assume responsibility for one's own professional growth and development. May participate in internal/external professional committees, agencies, councils, and/or activities.
???Quality and Accountability Perform accurate, precise work with a consistently low error rate. Maintain awareness of sectional needs and contributes ones skills and abilities to meet those needs. Assume responsibility for ones own actions. Follow through tasks to completion. Understand and comply with applicable policies, guidelines, regulations, and/or accreditation standards. Document compliance as necessary. Maintain compliance with CCHMC Core Standards and code of ethics. May be responsible for ensuring that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and/or efficient environment for employees, patients and/or families. Participates in accreditation activities through conducting standards assessments and evaluation for annual internal and external inspections.
???Bachelor's degree in chemical or biological science OR Associate's degree in related science ???2 years of experience with Bachelor's degree, 4 years of experience with Associates degree
???Certified MLS or MLT through national certifying agency
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