Med Lab Scientist I

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

Sonora Quest Laboratories Tucson, AZ

Company
Sonora Quest Laboratories
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5513
AJE Ref #
576134131
Location
Tucson, AZ
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Position will work at our laboratory inside BANNER UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER in Tucson, AZ



POSITION SUMMARY



This position is responsible for a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to department testing, clinical relevance, and complex problem solving skills. This position serves as a department resource, and is responsible for assisting with department compliance with all pertinent laboratory accrediting agency and regulatory requirements (e.g., CLIA '88, JCAHO, CAP, OSHA).



CORE FUNCTIONS



1 Performs testing in an accurate and timely manner according to established policies and performance standards with a knowledge level determined for that testing. Responsible for start up, calibration and accuracy of procedures and instrumentation. Actively participates in problem solving activities within the department, using advanced level of decision-making skills. Demonstrates advanced knowledge and application of all computer systems used in the department. Demonstrates advanced knowledge and application of theory and clinical relevance testing. Assists in ensuring compliance with accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements. Demonstrates ability to assume lead responsibility in absence of on-site departmental leadership personnel.

2 Recognizes, ensures validity, and assists in monitoring abnormal patient and/or QC results of testing. Ensures accuracy of test results. Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.

3 Monitors and controls inventory and assists in providing financial data for the department. Active participation on process improvements in financial performance to decrease costs, improve productivity and improve service.

4 Participates in contributions to additional department/System projects. Active in training of department employees. Actively participates on at least one committee or team or is involved in at least one special project identified with department management.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology with certification preferred OR



Bachelor's in chemical or biological science with MT certification (ASCP, AMT, HEW, AAB) OR



previously qualified as a Technologist under 42 CFR 493.1433 published in March 14, 1990.



Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation).



Students may be hired at the job title equivalent to their future degree in clinical laboratory science under the following conditions: Student is enrolled in a clinically recognized program (CLS), student's clinical rotation in the core area must be completed prior to working in that core area and student must complete bachelor's program within one year of hire.



Individuals with specialty certification may only work in the discipline of their specialty.