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PER DIEM LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: Elmhurst Hospital Center
Department: A37 - Pathology
Requisition Number: EHC13-50132

Job Description:

Under general supervision of Regional Chief of Clinical Pathology, Site Manager and supervisor, performs and/or assists in performing all assigned qualitative and quantitative chemical tests (e.g., bilirubin, urea, transaminase, etc.) on blood and body fluids and/or exudates specimens, in the Chemistry Section of Rapid Response Laboratory in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures in order to aid in the treatment of injury or disease. Must validate and verify all testing per quality assurance/CQI standards; reports abnormal variations to supervisors. May accession patient specimens in accordance with established clinical protocols. Receives, labels and processes specimens, entering or verifying registration of requisite data in section computerized system. Sets up, adjusts, and operates all section equipment. Follows daily maintenance and quality assurance/CQI procedures in accordance with established institutional and regulatory protocols; participates in periodic linearity, stability and correlation studies or other procedures as required. Maintains cleanliness of equipment and general working area, stocking clinical supplies. Ensures proper equipment operation, reporting problems to supervisors. Provides support to patient areas serving all age groups via clinical testing of patient specimens in accordance with quality assurance guidelines and set procedures.

Job Qualifications:

-Job requires level of knowledge acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology/Basic Science or higher plus one year of training in order to acquire foundation in Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics.

-Prior work experience of six months is desired in order to gain familiarity on-the-job with clinical chemistry techniques. Should be familiar with most major models of chemistry laboratory equipment. New technologists require period of 30 days in order to orient themselves to techniques and work area. Must be able to rotate through all sections of clinical chemistry/toxicology.

-New York State Department of Education Clinical Laboratory Technologist License required.

-ASCP/equivalent certification desired, not mandatory.

-Basic familiarity with computerized systems required.

-Good analytical skills necessary for testing of specimens with the ability to verify results and identify abnormalties for clinical follow-up. Must be able to assess correct action to take during testing, cognizant of patient welfare. Must be able to utilize statistical parameters of CQI correlation procedures.

-Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of patient support in order to ensure harmonious provision of testing services. Must respond appropriately to inquiries from relevant clinicians.

-Work requires manual dexterity for use of computer keyboard and computerized equipment. Light lifting of clinical supplies may be required. Adequate physical control necessary when required to perform venipuncture.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.
Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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