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Laboratory TechnicianLocation: Honolulu, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 703320 Date posted: 05/30/2018
- Receives specimens from laboratory or obtains such body materials as urine, blood, pus and tissue directly from patient and makes quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis and does routine cultures.
- Performs blood tests and study morphology of blood.
- Obtains blood specimen for performance of all hematological examinations and clinical chemical analysis requested for each patient.
- Performs routine hematological examinations following established laboratory procedures, methods and techniques using microscope and centrifuge.
- Performs routine procedures for macro and microscopic analysts of urine.
- Records and reports results of tests and examinations performed.
- Identifies and stores specimens which require further analysis.
- Cleans and maintains equipment and instruments used in performance of tests and examinations. Reports malfunctions and needs for repair to supervisor.
- Performs additional follow-up examinations, tests and analysis according to established laboratory procedures or as requested.
- May serve as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA '88 for High Complexity Testing. The testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results. Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities. Each individual performing high complexity testing must follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results; maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens; adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed; Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance; Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the supervisor; and document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications. If not qualified to perform testing independently, must perform high complexity testing only under the onsite direct supervision of a supervisor.
- Forwards laboratory samples to Medical Center for confirmation and/or analysis and forwards reports to physician for diagnosis (for outlying clinics only).
- Trains and monitors Laboratory Assistants and student Medical Technologists as requested.
- Associate's degree in medical laboratory technology from accredited school, OR two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Valid Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Technician license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).
- Familiar with lab procedures and automated instrument and general lab equipment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations and customer service.
- Minimum six (6) months of experience in all phases of clinical lab (e.g., chemistry, hematology).
- Type 35 wpm.
- CRT skills.
About Laboratory Careers
Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.
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