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Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical Laboratory Technician

Apply Job ID 18046 Date posted Oct. 13, 2020 Location Gautier, Mississippi Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

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Nearly thirty years ago, QuadMed was born out of the idea that health care should be simple. By providing employers and their employees with quality onsite and near-site primary care, with a focus on wellness and prevention, we make a culture of health and well-being possible. Our caregivers working as a team, and with ample appointment times, have the opportunity to build meaningful patient relationships that produce measurable health improvement results. We’re proud to be a nationally recognized leader committed to transforming health care for the better. At QuadMed you can showcase your skills and your passion for patient care.

The clinical laboratory scientist is responsible for performing tests and reporting results to the physician for use in diagnosis, treatment and/or monitoring treatment of diseases.The clinical laboratory scientist is responsible for performing tests and reporting results to the physician for use in diagnosis, treatment and/or monitoring treatment of diseases. 

Work days are Monday through Friday and every third Saturday. Work hours are rotating and can start at any time between 6:30 am to 9 am with end time any time between 3:30 pm to 6 pm.  Every third Saturday the hours are 8 am to 12 pm. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs patient and Quality Control (QC) testing, develops skills and maintains competency in all assigned laboratory areas.
      • Patient tests and Quality Control (QC) material tests are performed and results reported in accordance with Federal and/or State regulations..
      • Critical values are reported and documented per medical laboratory procedures.
      • Workload is prioritized and managed to meet expected turn-around-times (TAT).
      • Competence is maintained, and new skills are added as technologies change.
  • Maintains proper inventories and correctly uses supplies and reagents.
      • Inventory needs are communicated in a timely manner.
      • Reagents are received, stored, and quality is verified properly prior to use following departmental policy and procedure.
      • Reagents and supplies are utilized according to manufacturer and/or procedural instructions.
      • Disposal of reagents and supplies is in accordance with safety guidelines.
  • Performs advanced equipment trouble-shooting and equipment maintenance.
      • Routine and complex instrument maintenance is performed and documented on a scheduled basis, consistent with department policy.
      • Instrument malfunctions are recognized and trouble-shooting procedures are initiated in a timely manner and reported to the Laboratory Manager
      • Manufacturer’s Technical Service is contacted for resolution as needed to maintain workflow and to schedule repairs.
  • Necessary procedures are followed before utilizing equipment after service. Workstations are restocked with supplies to maintain a consistent workflow. Specimen status (pending log, problems, critical values, etc.) is communicated to the appropriate person(s).
  • Participates in quality, safety, and compliance programs.
      • Quality issues are reported promptly and accurately.
      • Suggestions for process improvement, planning, and development are made.
      • Compliance guidelines are applied to all testing and reporting activities.
  • Performs phlebotomy: capillary punctures, and venipunctures as appropriate for patients of all ages requiring the procedure. 
  • Follows established safety practices including biohazards, exposure control plan (blood-borne pathogens), infection control to include universal precautions, employee right to know (hazardous chemicals), and chemical hygiene standard.
  • Promotes effective working relationships as part of a team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • Attends all in-service and continuing education as required by health and wellness center, policy, and licensure requirements.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of Personal Health Information and adheres to HIPAA regulations.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associates degree from an accredited school as a Medical Laboratory Technician required OR 
  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor's preferred in Medical Technology or related scient required. 

Experience:

  • At least one year of experience in a clinical setting required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

  • Current board certification (ASCP or another recognized certifying board)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and demonstrates excellent customer service skills
  • Requires organizational and decision making skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and should have LIS experience
  • Requires good analytical judgment, troubleshooting skills and the ability to work under pressure.

Additional Company Information 

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

QuadMed and Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. QuadMed and Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. QuadMed and Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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