Location: Valhalla, New York
The Clinical Lab Technologist is responsible for performing specialized technical analyses of blood specimens leading to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the laboratory at Westchester Medical Center. Responsibility also involves ensuring the receipt, recording, grouping and labeling of specimens and the communication of test results to the attending physician.
* Performs various types of clinical analyses in the core laboratory including Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Special Hematology, manual testing and Coagulation on blood specimens, urine, body fluid and other specimen types.* Conducts tests such as (but not limited to) Chemistry panels, thyroid testing, therapeutic drugs and drugs of abuse, complete blood count (CBC) with differential, other hematology testing, Urinalysis with microscopic, PT/PTT testing, ROTEM analysis and other clinical tests.* Interprets test results, reviews and verifies result reports.* Operates automated or specialized equipment and performs maintenance or troubleshoots as needed.* Confers with attending or referral physician, nursing staff or other provider on test results, and ensures their immediate notification when the critical limits of specified test results are exceeded.* Provides technical assistance as needed in throughout the core laboratory.* Participates in validation studies in setting up new procedures and equipment.* Performs quality control testing, documenting remedial action taken for detected deficiencies and defects.* Ensures the proper preparing, storing, dispensing and periodic evaluation of reagents to assure the accuracy and precision of test results.* May provide training to new technologists/technicians in the core laboratory;* Reads, understands and follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all tests, processes and testing platforms.* Reports and escalates any issues to the department supervisor.* Performs testing on proficiency samples in the same manner as patient samples.* Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications/Requirements:
0-2 years experience as a clinical lab technologist, preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or equivilant experience, required.
Licenses / Certifications:
Either: (a) possession of a license and current registration as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist issued by the New York State Education Department; or (b) possession of a limited permit as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or restricted license to practice clinical laboratory technology at Westchester Medical Center issued by the New York State Education Department.
Good knowledge of the principles, techniques, procedures, instrumentation and safety precautions in the field of medical technology knowledge of core laboratory testing and platforms;, calibration, troubleshooting and routine maintenance of modern laboratory equipment and instrumentation,; ability to understand, follow and explain medical and technical instruction; ability to provide technical consultation to physicians and nurses; ability to implement quality control standards; ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; ability to use computer applications such as LIS systems, spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and database software; thoroughness; dependability; accuracy; sound professional judgment; physical condition commensurate with the requirements of the positionSpecial Requirements:
WMC Advanced Physician Services PC