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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Lab Technologist.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing and assessing highly technical and complex clinical laboratory tests on specimens for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in a timely fashion
- Planning and Time utilization: Efficiency in adapting to changes in order to facilitate adequate staffing and effective demonstration in identifying and acting on priorities in a timely manner. Demonstrates alertness and adaptability to changes in schedule and work conditions; responds appropriately. Uses time effectively by completing all assigned tasks in a timely manner. Recognizes and deals with priorities.
- Interpretation and Recording of test results: Exhibits sound judgment in handling and reporting test results. Makes a determination of normal and abnormal test values accurately. Reports information promptly via telephone, laboratory and or hospital information systems. Reviews abnormal cell morphology with respective supervisors. Reviews preliminary diagnosis and consults appropriate reference sources to assist in interpretation. Seeks information or ask assistance from supervisor when necessary regarding difficult or questionable results. Examines prepared stained smears and demonstrates knowledge in interpreting morphology.
- Employee training/Technical assistance with staff: Trains new and current employees; oversees the technical performance of new employees during orientation and less qualified personnel assigned to the same area. Teaches new employees established procedures and orients existing employees to new or modified procedures. Remains available during shift hours for consultation by other laboratory personnel to provide technical advice or assistance. Reviews Histogram printouts and or reports from assigned areas for technical and clerical accuracy. Brings discrepancies to the attention of the supervisor. Maintains technical leadership by providing technical guidance during supervisors absence, and or holidays.
- Quality Control: monitors testing equipment, solutions and work environment by following laboratory Quality Control procedure, ensuring the overall reliability of test results. Cleans and calibrates testing equipment according to established preventive maintenance guidelines. Inspects reagents, solution and chemicals to ensure that they are of high quality, that lot numbers, expiration dates and material safety data are noted and recorded. Runs and interprets control values to ensure standardization within deviation guidelines. Attempts to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and reports same to immediate supervisor. Communicates with manufacturers service department dispatch office when unable to rectify inoperable instrument. Receive an ETA and document in shift-to-shift log book. Stores and disposes of contaminated and hazardous materials according to departmental procedures.
- Specimen preparation and testing: Prepares specimens to be tested; Performs manual and automated tests on blood and body fluids. Identifies and prepares accurately specimens which have been collected by phlebotomy team, nurses or physicians in according to laboratory policies and procedures. Checks samples to ensure correct identification and that it matches with accompanying label to ensure accuracy of recording and reporting of results. Completes all scheduled and stat tests in a timely fashion. Adheres to Laboratorys/Manufacturers safety policies while operating and troubleshooting instruments. Operates instruments according to Laboratory / Manufactures established procedures.
- Specimen Collection synthesizing appropriate patient interaction and identification. Check pager prior to going on floors. Ensure the test tray is clean and properly supplied. Greets patient in a courteous manner by introducing self and calling the patient by name. If a baby, use T.L.C. If a child, obtain his/her confidence. Does not ask Parents or guardians to leave the room. Ensures the name on the transmittal matches patients wristband. Completes all verifications before procedure is started. Uses isolation techniques according to infection control guidelines and making certain that clean disposable gloves are used for each patient. Completes all capillary blood collection in a timely fashion. Communicates with laboratory before returning to the laboratory.
- Laboratory set-up: Preparation of laboratory area, equipment and instrument for testing. Calibrates, conducts performance checks, records and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment according to laboratory policy. Ensures the appropriate and adequate supply of materials is available at all times. Recognizes and corrects instrument malfunction.
To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from a program registered by the NYS Department of Education or a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry or Physical Sciences from an accredited college or university with one year of clinical laboratory experience (completion of an internship program at a qualified institution is acceptable) and a license as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist by the State of New York based on the on the Special Provision of the Regulations of the Commissioner in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Technology Practice Act
Required Licenses: Clinical Lab Technologist-NYS
NCA/ASCP certification in addition to minimum requirements
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. And just as our employees invest so much in us, we invest in our employees. We're pleased to have one of the most competitive compensation packages not only among New York's hospitals and healthcare institutions, but within the corporate sector as well. We begin with exceptional medical, dental, and drug coverage. We enhance this basic coverage with comprehensive wellness programs, and supplement those with retirement investment and benefits plans, and generous paid time off allowances. Add to that a very attractive tuition program, and you'll see just some of the ways that NYU Langone Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to our employees.
NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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