Performs Laboratory testing and/or prepares blood components. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge includes the use of specialized analytical instrumentation, clinical correlation of test results, quality control requirements, and preventative maintenance. Supports the laboratory mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process through professional development, continuing education, research and development, and quality assurance.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.
Essential Job Outcomes
Consistently applies infection control and OSHA policies/procedures.
Participates in department specific education/training. Reads and acknowledge monthly Roll Call in a timely manner which includes new and revised policies and procedures. Compliant with competency assessment including age specific competencies.
Ensures that any unusual occurrences, quality/safety issues, and customer complaints are documented timely using the Variance Reporting process.
Performs patient testing, internal and external quality control (QC) testing, develops skills, and maintains competency in routine and assigned laboratory areas.
Maintains proper inventories and correctly uses supplies and reagents.
Performs advanced equipment trouble-shooting and equipment maintenance.
Ensures a smooth transition to the next shift by following hand-off communication guidelines.
Serves as trainer and role model for new Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technician staff or students.