Erie, Pennsylvania

**Company :**

Allegheny Health Network

**Job Description :**

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Independently performs routine and highly complex laboratory analyses on clinical specimens in one or more sections of the laboratory. Assists lab management with the daily operations of the department.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

" Performs a variety of routine and complex procedures using established criteria to provide quality clinical information. Verifies analytic accuracy, precision, sensitivity, and linearity for test methods. (40%)

" Operates, calibrates, checks and maintains instrumentation. Troubleshoots problems with quality controls and test procedures and takes appropriate action to ensure quality clinical information. (20%)

" Serves as a consultant to laboratory personnel and other health care providers, as needed. Participates in continuing education to ensure growth and development of the laboratory. (10%)

" May collect and process patient specimens in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures and within the expected time frames. (10 %)

" May mentor MT/MLT, phlebotomy, and lab processor students and new hires in laboratory testing following AHN policies and procedures. (10%)

" Communicates with manager, supervisor or co-workers concerning the needs of the laboratory including supplies for efficient laboratory operations. (5%)

" Assumes supervisory duties, as assigned, in the absence of the immediate supervisor. (5%)

" Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

" Bachelor's degree in ASCP eligible program or successful completion of HEW exam. Meet ongoing education requirements for certification.

" Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) - American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certifications (ASCP BOC) or Medical Technologist (MT) - American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certifications (ASCP BOC) within one year of hire.

" 3 to 5 years of clinical laboratory experience.

Preferred

" Prior supervisory experience.

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Req ID: J174329

Erie, Pennsylvania

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