Performs maintenance, calibration and quality control in a wide variety of clinical laboratory settings. Performs analysis on blood and other body fluids. Reviews and analyzes data from calibration, quality control and patient testing. Testing will include that defined as "waived"or "moderately complex". Treats Health care Providers, patients and co-workers professionally with an eye towards achieving a high level of customer service and satisfaction.May assist in training students and new staff. Manages supplies and inventory. Monitors workload, responding accordingly. Note, depending on job assigment, some essential functions may vary.
If Team Lead:
Is responsible for evaluation of quality control data, calibration data, proficiency testing and instrument maintenance records within their specific department. (The actual work may be performed by either team leaders or clinical laboratory scientists/technicians.) Is expected to have advanced skills in identifying and correcting most problems. Is responsible for planning and making recommendations for the technical development of the department. Implements and validates new methods and instruments. Is responsible for maintaining departmental accreditation standards.
The entry level CLS Team Leader will perform routine testing on blood and body fluids in the clinical laboratory. They will review and evaluate the work of others within the department and investigate any discrepancies. They will also perform complex test analysis and be responsible for development of new procedures and evaluation of new instruments. They will perform QC testing and makes QC decisions based on predetermined criteria. They will review records of QC and Maintenance and take appropriate action when outliers are found. They will deal professionally with co-workers and customers and strive to achieve a high level of customer . They will be responsible for training students and new staff in their department. They will assist is selecting test menus and in setting departmental policies. They will also be responsible for ordering and maintaining supply inventories in their departments.
B.S. degree in Clinical Laboratory Science Or B.S. degree in a related science curriculum, including prescribed hours and courses in math, biology and chemistry and approximately 2000 hours in an accredited clinical program.
LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
Current holder of a Montana Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Licensure must be maintained throughout employment.
Certification by The American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Medical Laboratory Scientist
None other than clinical experience listed above
If Team Lead: At least 2 years of clinical laboratory experience as a laboratory scientist.
Clinical experience is included under the above-specified educational requirements.
35% Time Spent - Calibrates and operates automated laboratory instruments.
20% Time Spent - Peforms manual testing according to written procedures.
25% Time Spent - Enters results, approves and validates results and maniuplates data in the Laboratory Information System.
10% Time Spent - Monitors results, quality control and instrument conditions, investigating outliers and deviations.
15% Time Spent - Troubleshoots and repairs instruments, assists with developing new procedures, assists with orienting and training, preparation of reagents and controls.
5% Time Spent - Assist with patient care as needed.
If Team Lead:
Calibrates and operates automated laboratory instruments.
Peforms manual testing according to written procedures.
Enters results, approves and validates results and maniuplates data in the Laboratory Information System.
Monitors results, quality control and instrument conditions, investigating outliers and deviations.
Troubleshoots and repairs instruments, assists with developing new procedures, assists with orienting and training, preparation of reagents and controls.
Maintains appropriate records for maintaining accreditation
Develops new procedures
Evaluate departmental maintenance and QC records& preparing periodic reports
Monitors proficiency reports and investigates discrepancies
Orients and trains students & new employees
Prepares reagents and controls according to written procedures
Reviews QC results and monitors work done by others in the department
Collects arterial, venous and capillary blood samples
If Team Lead -
Evaluates QC data, calibration data, proficiency data and maintenance recoreds; plans and makes recommendations for the technical development of the department; implements and validates new methods and instruments. Maintains departmental accreditation standards.