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Clinical Lab Scientist - Longview

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Longview
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

** Eligible for $10,000 sign-on bonus!!!


This position performs all routine and complicated laboratory procedures including specimen processing and handling, testing of patient specimens, calculating and reporting of results, performance of quality control procedures, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, assisting in the development of new procedures and protocols, may perform phlebotomy and other patient oriented tasks, and may perform other related duties as requested or directed.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or other biological science required.
Graduate from Recognized University or college with ASCP, NCA, or AMT certification

Licensure as Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), if required by State

Registered as MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or CLS(AMT) or equivalent is required within 60 days of Hire
Job Credentials Nonessential: * Medical Lab Scientist ASCP * ASCP Med Technologist
Job Credentials Nonessential: * Medical Lab Scientist ASCP * ASCP Med TechnologisWork Type:

M-F 2:15-10:45, every 3rd weekend.

Job Responsibilities:

--- Ensures that the company philosophy and core values are evident in the service delivered to customers--- Specimen Collection/Handling/Processing- obtains blood specimens via venipuncture and/or finger stick, accurately identifies and labels appropriately; answers pneumatic tube system; follows procedures for processing and testing specimens, including operating various centrifuges; obtains other designated patient specimens as listed in procedure manuals--- Result Reporting - recognizes errors or improbable results and takes appropriate action; reports critical values per Policy and Procedure; performs tests within established timeframe; performs laboratory testing, if designated, in the following sections: Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, ER Stat Lab, and Microbiology; performs blood bank procedures, including cross matching, ab id's, and dispensing of blood products; operates laboratory automated analyzers according to established procedures--- Performs, analyzes, and records QC according to Policy & Procedure following CLIA, CAP, AABB, and JCAHO guidelines; performs and records Performance Improvement indicators and reports results--- Performs established daily and periodic preventative maintenance with documentation; troubleshoots minor problems and initiates service calls as needed; orders (or notifies assigned associate) and restocks supplies/reagents; reviews policy & procedure manual; dates reagents and discards expired reagents--- Takes responsibility for seeking and achieving professional growth and continued education--- Assists in training new associates and students in Laboratory practices--- Follows CAP, AABB, Compliance, CLIA, JCAHO, and OSHA standards--- Follows established protocols for safety, infection control, security, compliance, and the use of hazardous materials--- Utilizes LIS and HIS computer systems appropriately to perform, charge, and report laboratory results--- Completes annual competency assessment successfully and by assigned date

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Longview , Clinical Lab Scientist - Longview, Healthcare , Longview, Texas

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