The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for obtaining specimens for laboratory testing and performing laboratory tests at a highly complex level on various instruments that include hematological, blood banking, chemical, microscopic, or microbiology examinations. An acceptable level of performance is maintained throughout all aspects of Pre-Analytical, Analytical and Post-Analytical processes. Has competency in quality systems, provides orientation and evaluation of new personnel, has knowledge of patient’s unique needs in all age groups, and has the ability to communicate effectively. Shows ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Uses good technique consistently.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Obtains blood specimens using correct technique, labels legibly and completely. Properly processes laboratory requisitions and specimens.
Ability to function in all areas of the clinical laboratory: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and serology/immunology.
Responsible for performing high-complexity testing.
Alters or adjusts methods and procedures for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
Sets up laboratory instruments; performs and assesses quality control studies; maintains and repairs laboratory instruments, centrifuges, and microscopes with appropriate documentation. Performs quality control procedures and instrument checks
Assures remedial action whenever test systems deviate from established expectations, ensuring that patient test results are not released until corrections are made.
Can work independently and trouble shoot systems and methods for problems resolution. Consuls section supervisor, supervisor, or lab manager at appropriate times for assistance or notification of issues.
Demonstrates knowledge of expected lab values for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
Notifies patient care unit and/or physician of critical lab values.
Maintains accurate laboratory records on procedures performed for statistics and billing.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Interacts professionally with the manager, supervisor, and section supervisors, of Clinical Laboratory, Pathologist and clinical laboratory personnel.
Consults with other departments to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Follows standard precautions at all times.
Manages and operates laboratory equipment safely and correctly.
Demonstrates knowledge of new testing methods, products, instrumentation; remains informed on all current technologies.
Maintains current knowledge of hospital policy, CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, state and other regulatory requirements.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Demonstrates the value of team concept on a consistent basis.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
Wears identification while on duty; uses computerized punch time system correctly.
Completes inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
Attends annual review and departmental inservices, as scheduled.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Registration as Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technologist with one-year experience in highly complex methods is preferred.
Montana license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist required.
Internal Number: 22351
About Benefis Health System
Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.
This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you’ll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state’s most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment.