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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Baltimore, MD

6 month CTH

Our large healthcare client in Baltimore Maryland is looking to add a Medical Laboratory Scientist I to the Pathology Lab.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs waived, moderate and high complexity testing using manual and automated processes. Complies with all regulatory agency guidelines (CLIA 88, TJC, CAP, FDA, etc.) and addresses concerns as needed.
  •  Identifies, resolves problems and takes corrective action in evaluating testing procedures, patient results and specimen integrity; seeks guidance when necessary.
  •  Reviews and records quality control and determines the acceptability of testing, patient results, and instrument function by applying the principles of QA/QC daily.
  • Completes competencies as required by regulatory standards.
  •  Prepares reagents and controls, preps samples for further testing (e.g. embedding, extractions, staining, etc.).
  •  Participates in maintenance of inventory based on departmental needs.
  •  Attends mandatory education, training, and in-service meetings specific to department.
  •  Responds to clinical and customer concerns, resolves customer issues in a confidential manner, employing integrity and discretion: seeks guidance when necessary.
  •  Keeps work areas well stocked, clean, neat and orderly.          
  •  Participates in quality improvement
  • Verifies the accuracy of results. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient knowledge of clinical laboratory processes, analytical procedures, and various laboratory equipment including routine maintenance and calibration. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills which would be used in a laboratory setting. 
  •  Ability to handle potentially infectious materials, such as blood and body fluid specimens, observing proper safety regulations and procedures. 
  •   Ability to perform mathematical and statistical operations for recording and evaluating lab results.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, basic sciences or related field required.
  • Must be eligible for certification by a nationally recognized program, e.g. ASCP or equivalent. Must be certified within 12 months of employment (24 months for IMGL Lab)
  • Successful completion of NACCLS accredited clinical rotation or at least 1 year of clinical laboratory experience in an accredited hospital or reference laboratory setting.

Medasource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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