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PER DIEM LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: Elmhurst Hospital Center
Department: A37 - Pathology
Requisition Number: EHC14-50198

Job Description:

Under general supervision, collects blood and performs hematology tests using manual and automated techniques. Identifies and classifies blood cell morphologies and performs respective staining. Operates, troubleshoots and maintains all laboratory equipment as required in the laboratory. Participates in quality control activities as required and records results related to quality assurance/CQI and testing.

Job Qualifications:

-Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology/basic science plus one year of training in Hospital Clinical laboratory. ASCP/equivalent certification desired, not required. Basic familiarity with computerized systems required. Must present New York State Department of Education Clinical Laboratory Technologist license.

-Prior work experience of six months is desired in order to gain familiarity on-the-job with clinical hematology techniques. Should be familiar with most major models of hematology 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 hematology testing.

-Good analytical skills necessary for testing of specimens with the ability to verify results and assess clinical significance for 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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