Medical Lab Technologist

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Medical Lab Technologist

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position/Classification Title Medical Lab Technologist/Specialist
Working Title Medical Lab Technologist
Competency Level Journey
Position Number 201345
Salary Grade Equivalent GN05
FLSA Non-Exempt
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Department Hiring Range $37634 - $58,348
EEO-1 Category Professionals
SOC Code 43-9199 - Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Student Health Center (SHC) supports the University and Division by providing an array of healthcare services. Student centered in our approach, SHC adapts to the changing needs of the campus community through innovation and technology. The SHC provides comprehensive ambulatory medical care to the student community in a professional, compassionate, and confidential manner.
The Student Health Center includes a full service pharmacy and laboratory. Our health educators utilize education and health promotion programs to instill the value of health and wellness in our students. The SHC supports other university departments through effective communication and collaboration. The SHC strives to maintain accessibility, accountability and fiscal responsibility. The goals of the Student Health Center are to provide high quality, student-centered, healthcare services in an inclusive, respectful, and efficient manner, empowering our students to achieve academic success and lifelong wellness.
Primary Purpose of Position
The Medical Lab Technologist will perform tests and assist with the application of this information to each clinical situation. In the educational role, the employee will develop and implement staff laboratory relevant programs. Quality control another integral facet of service, involves: the participation in a structured program to demonstrate competency; troubleshooting abilities including but not limited to an aptitude for statistical interpretations and initiation of corrective actions when indicated. The employee also assist in appropriately maintain the laboratory area in a safety oriented manner. The employee will assist in the development of laboratory policies and procedures; overall laboratory planning; budget preparation and responsible fiscal management, as well as other duties required by the supervisor or laboratory director. The employee works independently using a high degree of technical and decision-making skills to ensure an accurate interpretation of each test performed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Perform analyses as ascribed by Federal standards (CLIA) or the product manufacturer; record test results accurately; report critical values to the attending health care provider; conduct and monitor all phases of quality control testing for all laboratory tests- implement correction actions; participate in proficiency testing programs successfully as designated by the proficiency program; maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment per manufacturer’s specifications – keep maintenance logs; clean and disinfect the laboratory area according to accepted standards and ensure proper waste disposal per OSHA guidelines; revise and update the operational procedure manual when indicated; conduct inventory of supplies and reagents as needed for laboratory services; compile monthly and annual laboratory statistics as required; develop a safety manual for the lab with revisions as needed, under the oversight of the lab supervisor and clinic director; assist in the evaluation of equipment for future purchase to provide more effective patient care; maintain a good working relationship with all purveyors of goods and services; and, perform other relative duties required to meet organization goals, as assigned. Considerable knowledge of laboratory procedures and polices applicable to the area(s) of work. Possess a high skill set of laboratory techniques. Must be knowledgeable of the basic pathophysiological processes and how the medical laboratory science is applied. Considerable knowledge of quality control standards and procedures. Skill in the use of common laboratory techniques (i.e.: phlebotomy, pipetting, etc.). Ability to make accurate observations and written reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to supervise the work of others. Ability to instruct other health professionals in laboratory procedures and instrumentation. Ability to research and develop procedures, methods, training materials and to implement necessary changes.
Minimum Education/Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, or a Biological Science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Some positions may require compliance with current Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in medical technology; chemistry; biological science; or graduation from an associate degree program of medical technology and one year of medical laboratory experience; or completion of a certified laboratory assistant program in medical technology or a comparable course and two years of medical laboratory experience; or graduation from a high school, and four years of applicable medical laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Work Hours Monday - Friday, 8-5
Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies No
Campus Security Authority Designated Position Yes
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Knowledge - Professional/ Scientific
Demonstrates specialized knowledge in various laboratory procedures; in-depth knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology; and, knowledge of pathophysiological processes and the application of laboratory science.
Applies knowledge of information sources in biology, microbiology, chemistry and scientific methodology. Applies knowledge of public health laboratory laws and regulations; sanitary bacteriology regulations. Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair. Maintains medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. Maintains quality results by participating in the quality assurance program; consulting with pathologists; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in policy and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records. Participates in the American Proficiency Institute (API) Testing Program as designated by API. Participates in Quality Control (QC) programs and understand current accreditation standards Maintains lab for COLA inspections.
Required Competency Laboratory Management
Directs the daily activities of the laboratory of moderate variety and complexity; generates standard operation procedures; manages laboratory resources and facilities; coordinates services with lab equipment vendors; and, monitors lab safety. Provides instruction and training in the performance of laboratory procedures including testing methodology
Required Competency Laboratory Testing and Analysis
Performs complex, specialized laboratory procedures; analyzes unusual results; researches new test methodologies; and, provides analysis of data from specialized tests.
Reads wet preps, Hematology differential slides, gram stains, and KOH preps. Performs phlebotomy. Monitors/enter and remove patient information on quest e-invoice platform.
Required Competency Other Duties as Assigned
Other duties as assigned
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number SPA01333P
Open Date 04/05/2024
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. DD-214 (Veterans Only)
  3. NGB23A or NGB22/DD256 (National Guard Only)

Supplemental Questions

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