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Medical Laboratory Scientist, AM Shift, Tues-Sat

Company: Veridia Diagnostics
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionQualifications / Required Licensure:

  • Current MLS Certificate (ASCP or AAB) or equivalent, i.e. MT or CLS.
  • One-year experience in a licensed clinical laboratory.
  • Demonstrated skills in areas of quality control, maintenance of equipment, and Quality Assessment functions.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to understand and communicate technical scientific information to a wide range of audiences.
  • Comfortable in a highly automated, busy, and service-oriented laboratory.
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of the Clinical Laboratory.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Perform non-waived moderate and high complexity chemistry, immunology, and hematology testing and report results.
    • Maintain documentation of training in personal Training Binder.
    • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, maintenance, reporting, and maintaining records of patient test results.
    • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
    • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed.
    • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures for escalation and troubleshooting whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
    • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director.
    • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
    • Utilize the LIS for accessioning, creation of work lists, entering and approving results, and other reports as they are developed.
    • Perform accurate quality control and Quality Assessment activities according to protocols.
    • Release patient results accurately.
    • Perform proficiency, correlation and AMR verifications testing within CAP and Laboratory Field Services (or other regulatory agency) guidelines.
    • Provide supervision and guidance to unlicensed personnel.
    • Assist supervisor to maintain adequate QA records and requisition storage.
    • Operate chemistry / immunoassay analyzer platforms, including calibration, quality control, samples and reagent inventory, and routine maintenance.
    • Maintain accurate personal training and competencies records.
    • Utilize LIS quickly and effectively.
    • Support all aspects of specimen handling for pre-analytic, analytic, and post analytic phases of the clinical laboratory.
    • Assist with training for unlicensed clinical laboratory personnel.
    • Clean and decontaminate work areas daily.
    • Assist with the writing of validation protocols and reports, and perform all validation assays.
    • Assist with the writing and revision of standard operating procedures as requested by supervisor.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned from time to time. Personal Characteristics:
      • Excellent cross-functional team leadership and participation skills.
      • Consistently displays a positive, patient attitude and extends respect and courtesy toward supervisors and peers alike.
      • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
      • Results and goals oriented.
      • Excellent written and oral communications.
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; flexible and quickly adaptable to changing priorities.
      • Good people skills. Ability to supervise team members and work with a positive attitude, control negativity, and promote teamwork at all times.
      • Ability to inculcate the core values and serve as positive example to team members and others within the organization.
      • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
      • Excellent training skills and shares knowledge.
      • Having integrity and a strong work ethic.
      • Passionate for both personal and corporate success.
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team.
      • Commitment to quality.
      • Enthusiasm, attention to detail, the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, ability to think “out of the box,” and ability to work effectively with others in a fast paced, highly-productive environment.Veridia Diagnostics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Veridia Diagnostics complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.Veridia Diagnostics expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Veridia Diagnostics’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.Company DescriptionVeridia Diagnostics combines the power of groundbreaking technology with the passion of its people to offer an exceptional solution for laboratory services that empowers physicians to delivery perfectly tailored patient care.

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