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PER DIEM LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: Elmhurst Hospital Center
Department: A37 - Pathology
Requisition Number: EHC13-50160

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 routine and special hematological analyses of blood (e.g., red and white cell counts, differential smear counts, hematocrit testing) on blood specimens, smears and urinary specimens and/or exudates specimens, in hematology section in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures, to aid in 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 a minimum level of knowledge acquired through a completion of a Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology/basic science plus one year of training in Clinical Laboratory.
-Prior work experience of six months is desired in order to gain on-the-job familiarity with Blood Bank techniques. Should be familiar with most major models of Blood Bank equipment. New technologists require a period of thirty days in order to orient themselves to techniques and work area.
-Current New York State Department of Education Clinical Laboratory Technologist license required. ASCP certification desired but not mandatory.
-Basic familiarity with computerized Blood Bank systems.
-Days and hours vary. Applicant must be able to cover holidays, any weekends or as needed by the department.
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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