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MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 7/25/2019
Job Reference #: 1367706
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Auto req ID
112896BR

Duke Entity
DUHS CLINICAL LABS

Job Code
4266 MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST

Job Description

Occupational Summary
Perform a variety of routine and complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Job duties are dependent on the laboratory and may be composed of a combination of the following duties and responsibilities related to the specialization.Tasks are performed according to written procedures and policies with careful monitoring of quality control and quality assurance practices.


Work Performed

  • Perform a variety of tests in clinical laboratories using standard techniques and equipment; perform related duties in the laboratory to include specimen handling, using manual and automatic equipment to test specimens, and perform and report analytical tests.
  • Operate manual or computerized instrumentation.
  • Calibrate and maintain instrumentation according to standard operating procedure.
  • Process patient samples for testing using appropriate identification techniques and written procedures to ensure quality material for testing.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of assay problems as directed by senior staff.
  • Communicate problems/issues to appropriate individuals.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Participate in the development of new medical laboratory tests and techniques.
  • Participate in the preparation for lab inspections.
  • Review lab inspection documents and procedures to maintain knowledge.
  • Bring any non-compliance issues to the attention of upper level staff.
  • Perform proficiency testing as directed to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Document quality control and quality assurance results.
  • Notify upper level personnel of instrument malfunctions or unusual or unexpected data or results.
  • Review written procedures and policies for accuracy and submit changes to manager or designee.
  • Understand, comply, and perform with all necessary safety procedures.
  • Maintain compliance with safety training.
  • Report all safety incidents within 24 hours.
  • Attend all laboratory meetings, safety and compliance training as required.
  • Comply with competency testing procedures for the laboratory staff.
  • Comply with laboratory training programs.
  • May provide technical guidance and instruction to students, interns, residents, staff and other employees.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Use behaviors that support achievement of balanced scorecard targets and support DUHS values.
  • Consistently cooperate and communicate effectively with co-workers to ensure effective workflow.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities


Level Characteristics

MT, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Med Lab Scientist, Medical Technologist, ASCP, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, 



Location
Durham

Requisition Number
401589339

Position Title
MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST

Shift
First/Day

Job Family Level
E1

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Department Name
IMMUNOLOGY

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

BS degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences,Biological Science or related field is required. Generalistcertification required for General labs. Generalist/Specialtycertification required for specialty labs.

Experience

None required

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Registry eligible. Generalist/Specialty Certification by a nationallyrecognized board/agency (required within 18 months of hire).Certification will vary depending on laboratory. Advanced degree (MS orhigher) accepted in lieu of certification.