Technologist Associate, Core Lab

Job Description

Performs waived and moderately complex lab testing; performs technical support duites; performs pre-analytical processing of specimens, registers, accessions, labels and distributes specimens and performs clerical support duties.

Responsibilities

Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Performs waived and moderately complex testing as defined by CLIA. Performs and reports testing and quality control according to established protocols, including evaluation of specimen acceptability. Handles problems appropriately and exhibits good judgment.

Provides support functions to technologists including the loading and maintaining of instruments, making up of reagents, thawing, pooling, importing, and issuing of blood products, and maintenance and function checks. Notifies appropriate person(s) as needed. Maintains inventory levels and stocks supplies.

Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventive maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks. Keeps appropriate persons informed of instrument problems and resolutions.

Competently registers, enters insurance information, accessions, triages and processes specimens in preparation for testing and transit. Follows established guidelines for centrifugation and aliquoting of samples. Uses computer programs to track specimen transport and minimize lost specimens.

Performs and records all quality control procedures. Evaluates the results of quality control and implements corrective action within scope of training. Recognizes instrument and equipment malfunctions. Keeps appropriate persons informed of problems and issues.

Provides laboratory customer service to include request for add-ons, specimen collection information, phlebotomy requests, result inquiry, etc.

Completes all mandatory competencies and training modules; performs regular review and compliance with all department and hospital policies and procedures; participates in continuing education opportunities.

Qualifications

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED; Associates Degree Preferred