Laboratory Corporation of America Flow Technologist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Performs tests and analyses according to established procedures in designated technical department.
Follows the laboratory's procedure for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
Verifies proper and consistent identification of specimens prior to and during all accessioning and processing steps.
Records initials on all paperwork to indicate work performed by individual.
Notifies Senior Technologist, lead or supervisor of any identification discrepancies and documents action taken.
Prioritizes acute leukemia, 24h Flow and any specimens designated as high priority by the pathologist.
Operates Flow Cytometers, Slide stainer and CBC analyzer instruments in order to perform assigned duties.
Routinely performs specimen setup, instrument operations.
Performs routine and moderate complexity analyses and interpretations.
Uses test result abbreviations appropriately.
Actively seeks assistance with high complexity analyses.
Tests specimens completely, accurately and within established time frames.
Understands and follows established testing procedures.
Understands that all patient information is confidential.
Adheres to the laboratory's safety policies.
Wears proper PPE when handling and processing specimens.
Discards biohazard waste properly.
Notifies supervisor or Medical Director immediately of any lab accident or exposure incident.
Participates in proficiency testing as required.
Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.
Verifies with supervisor handling and processing procedures prior to testing proficiency samples.
Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies; documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
Understands and performs daily QC according to the procedure.
Notifies supervisor of any failure or adverse trend in QC.
Performs minor instrument troubleshooting and reports any irregularities in operation to supervisor.
Recognizes problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and immediately notifies supervisor or Medical Director.
Brings inadequate staffing needs to the supervisor's attention.
Identifies problems with reagents, equipment, processes.
Recognizes difficult cases that require timely consultation with a pathologist.
Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
Records problems in appropriate log in a timely manner.
Records all follow up to a problem.
Provides all relevant documentation to supervisor.
Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies lead or supervisor of shortage. Helps with monthly inventory count.
Participates in required Continuing Education activities.
Serves as an example and resource to other testing laboratory personnel.
Assists in training of personnel.
Answers questions from other personnel clearly and consistently.
Adheres to lab policies and protocols.
Shows a high level of respect for all lab personnel, supervisor and directors.
Shows willingness to perform duties until they are complete.
Attends all required meetings and represents laboratory in a professional manner.
This position requires a Medical Technologist Degree or BS in Biology, Chemistry or other related science and city/state licenses or permits to qualify as a Technologist w/1-3 years experience in a Clinical Laboratory.
MT or MLS ASCP certification required.
Flow Cytometry experience preferred.
Expertise in at least one specific area of Flow Cytometry, such as accessioning and processing samples or data analysis.
Knowledge in the following areas of the flow cytometry: understanding the theory and applications of clinical flow cytometry; knowledge of supplies, specimen handling, selection of antibody panels, reagent quality control and safety.
Wet lab Technologist should have expertise in specimen set up, processing and instrument troubleshooting.
For Analysts expertise in the data analysis is required along with basic knowledge in the wet lab and instrument troubleshooting. The Analyst should be able to recognize normal populations from abnormal, aberrant, or unexpected populations and perform basis level of result interpretations.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.