The Lab Technologist evaluates clinical specimens using automated and manual methods in order to generate results accurately, precisely, and promptly. Using independent judgment, the Lab Technologist solves problems, performs advanced troubleshooting of equipment malfunctions, documents all corrective action, and records quality control. This position needs minimal supervision. Bonus applicable to technologists only and not technician positions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.
· Evaluates clinical specimens with accuracy following established protocols.
· Maintains equipment and troubleshoots malfunctions.
· Calls and documents critical values when applicable.
· Runs quality control materials according to established procedures, resolving any discrepancies.
· Able to use the information systems pertinent to job.
· Calibrates instruments according to manufacturer's recommendations.
· Assists others in the department promoting an effective team.
· Identifies patient specimens correctly.
· Correlates other laboratory information and clinical information with test results to ensure accuracy and greatest diagnostic yield.
· Handles multiple projects and organizes time efficiently.
· Reviews and evaluates reports as requested.
· Uses independent judgment to analyze situations and take appropriate action to ensure continuity of laboratory services.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
· Licensed as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the State of Florida in all five specialty areas is required for positions in General Laboratory at all locations.
· Associates Degree as required by state to qualify for licensure, Bachelors preferred.
· Internal applicants selected for this position must be licensed as a technologist in the State of Florida within 3 months of date of transfer.