Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Perform all levels of testing complexity and analysis on biological specimens to provide information used in the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, UIHC Cancer Services, Quad Cities clinic. This position will perform basic phlebotomy and utilize a variety of procedures that involve detailed tests and techniques that require the use of professional judgment. Maintain laboratory area and equipment.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs phlebotomy on clinic patients as scheduled or directed by UIHCCS Management. Successfully completes formal phlebotomy training and competency assessment. Maintains competency and technical phlebotomy skills necessary to complete routine patient draws.
Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis for both waived and moderately complex testing on laboratory clinical biological specimens such as blood, tissue and body fluids.
Performs work activities in a manner that ensures compliance with applicable regulatory and accreditation requirements of the laboratory section (JCAHO, CLIA).
Provides information to health care provider regarding test methodology and interpretation. Evaluates test results, and provides support to Clinic Physicians.
Communicates critical values in compliance with accreditation standards and completes documentation in Laboratory Information System (LIS).
Investigates quality assurance issues involving patient samples. Carries out recommended corrective action for quality assurance.
Uses multiple resources to receive, determine and execute sample processing and handling; prepares specimens for transport to ensure sample viability.
Responsible for the operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation. Reports instrument malfunctions immediately to Laboratory Technical Consultant or designee. Initiates vendor service call, as directed.
Please note: Five professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required of individuals performing this job.
A Bachelor's degree in a chemical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology program from an accredited institution, or
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or a categorical/specialist certification in the appropriate laboratory discipline or eligible from American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA), or
Successfully completed an official US military medical laboratory procedures training course of at least 50 weeks duration and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Laboratory Technician) is required.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Recent experience working as a generalist with core competency in Chemistry, Urinalysis, Hematology, and Coagulation.
Demonstrated proficiency performing microscopic examiniations on patient specimens.
Phlebotomy training/certification or previous phelbotomy experience.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills.
HIGHLY DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Certification from American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA) as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
Working knowledge of BEAKER.
Working knowledge of EPIC.
Working experience in a moderate complexity laboratory.
Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations.
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