Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco
Medical Laboratory Scientist l / Full-time, 8:30p – 7:00a, Monday – Thursday
Under the general direction of the Laboratory Manager and the Lead Technologist, provides superior quality laboratory testing support.
Complies with the department policies/processes/ procedures to provide accurate results, quality products and services; assures valid results in the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of laboratory procedures.
Maintains in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and properly operates instruments in assigned area and understands their inter-relationships as well as physiological conditions affecting test results
Understands the workings of the computer and its limitations with respect to the appearance and content of the final printed report. Realizes when additional supplemental information is necessary.
Understands and applies sample quality control and equipment quality control per department policy; can correlate data from quality control information to working situations on a daily basis.
Is a self-starter in identifying and assuming ownership of opportunities for improvement
Uses knowledge of instrumentation and procedures to assist others in troubleshooting and to cross train.
Manages daily workload in a productive manner.
May be required to obtain laboratory specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture if needed.
Properly identifies specimens (labeling) and problems with specimen integrity, i.e., contamination and hemolysis. Performs testing in a timely and accurate manner.
Reviews and approves test reports and quality control results. Reports out-of-control situations as described in departmental protocol to Supervisor.
Verifies results through knowledge of specimen requirements, quality control and common integrity problems.
Understands effect of patient demographics and disease stated on laboratory results and follows through appropriately.
Detects and reports unusual conditions to the Assistant lead technologist, quality coordinator or the laboratory manager.
Recognizes problems, assumes responsibility for helping to solve problems as they occur. Recognizes when supervisory help is needed in problem solving. Helps to come up with a solution and assists in the implementation of the solution.
Through own initiative, participates and contributes towards the improvement and goals of the laboratory.
May be required to set up new test procedures, new equipment, including modifying, designing, and writing new procedures with final approval of Supervisor.
Complies with departmental specific standard operating procedures and checklists as required for efficient operation of laboratory.
Is familiar with and abides by safety regulations and is aware of responsibility in the event of fire or disaster.
Maintains awareness of regulatory standards.
Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory/medical technology science with at least one year experience in a hospital laboratory, or
Associates degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology program with at least two years experience in a hospital laboratory, or a minimum of 3 years experience in an accredited laboratory.
Certification by one of the following accrediting agencies: MT (ASCP) or categorical, MT (AMT), MLT (ASCP).
· CPR Required
· Knowledge of governmental and regulating policies/ standards.
· Basic computer skills.
· Ability to detect color and color changes.
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