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Technician, CLS II

Company: AHMC Healthcare
Location: South El Monte
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Responsible for the analysis of laboratory specimens and subsequent result reporting according to laboratoryprotocol and procedures.Responsibilities: Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens received in the laboratory, according toestablished laboratory protocol and procedures.? Evaluates specimens for acceptability for proper testing.? Investigates and documents problems with unacceptable specimens.? Organizes workload for maximum efficiency in order to complete tests being performed.? Accurately performs tests as requested on specimens received.? Verifies accuracy of results before reporting results.Test Result Reporting Reports test results in a timely manner and according to established laboratory protocol andprocedures.? Reports results within time limits established for test procedures.Reports results for stats, abnormal, critical values, and other categories of special requests asdefined by laboratory policy.? Documents special handling required for test results that meet outlying (established) criteria. Follows established procedures for laboratory quality control and reports discrepancies to theappropriate supervisor.? Performs appropriate quality control for the test procedure.? Accurately analyzes and evaluates QC results obtained before accepting and reporting patient test results.? Records results obtained for quality control testing as defined in test procedure.? Appropriately notifies supervisor of discrepant QC results.? Consistently Does Not?? ? Developmental/ ? Consistently Meets/?? ?Consistently Exceeds Performs daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed, maintenance on instruments and equipment asappropriate. Performs calibration of equipment as required.? Performs maintenance according to the schedule for the instrument/equipment.? Documents performance of maintenance procedures for the instrument/equipment.? Performs calibration of equipment according to scheduled intervals or receipt of reagents.? Documents calibration of equipment. Troubleshoots instruments, equipment, reagents, and patient specimen's when problems occur.Notifies the supervisor if unable to solve the problem.? Follows established guidelines for troubleshooting procedures.? Follows established guidelines for resolving patient specimen problems.? Documents steps taken during the troubleshooting process.? Immediately notifies supervisor when unable to solve problems. Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safetyprocedures. When handling blood and/or body fluids, universal precaution procedures will befollowed in order to minimize exposure to infectious diseases. Safety policies and procedureswill be followed when using chemicals.? Will wear lab coats, gloves, and protective devices as required when handling specimens.? Will follow safety policies for dress.? Will follow safety policies when using chemicals.? Will report any safety hazards to the appropriate supervisor.? Will use protective barrier equipment as required.? Will disinfect and clean work benches/areas according to established protocol.? Will properly dispose of contaminated and hazardous waste materials. Performs phlebotomy (venipunctures, fingersticks, heelsticks) as appropriate for the patientrequiring this procedure. When requested, performs duties required for relief in higher classification in supervisors absence. Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related togeneral safety, department/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.? Attends all required safety education programs.? Provides complete and accurate responses to safety questions.? Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.? Maintains work area and equipment in the condition required by department standards.? Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.? If manager/leader, provides for the safety of department employees. Follows the hospital exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.? Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures, and correct use of protective barrier equipment.? Ensures a safe environment by complying with established procedures.? Attends annual education programs. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellowemployees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.? Interacts with all of the above in a considerate, helpful, and courteous manner, as observed by thesupervisor and peers.? Fosters mature professional relationships with fellow employees in a courteous, friendly manner, asmeasured by management observation and peer input.? Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful situations.? Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues.? Conducts all work activities with respect for the rights and wishes of patients, visitors, families, and fellowemployees.? Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information at all times, as observed by peers andmanagement.? Presents neat appearance in proper attire and identification, as required by the position, department,and policy.? Continuously displays a can do attitude within the department and across departmental lines tocontribute to the overall customer service program in place.? Will answer any ringing telephone within three rings.Qualifications:Minimum Education ? B.S. or B.A in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science orequivalent.Minimum WorkExperienceMinimum 1-5 years experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in alicensed and accredited Acute Care Facility preferred.RequiredLicenses/CertificationsCurrent Clinical Laboratory Scientist license from the State of CaliforniaDepartment of Health Services.Required Skills,Knowledge, and AbilitiesPerforms laboratory test procedures in one or more sections of the ClinicalLaboratory, using good judgment and independent actions. Have goodcommunication skills and the ability to effectively provide customer serviceto all customers. Extended duty and on-call may be required as needed.

Keywords: AHMC Healthcare, Los Angeles , Technician, CLS II, Professions , South El Monte, California

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