CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Verifies identification of specimen with physicians’ orders, prepares specimens for testing, and handles all specimens in a safe and careful manner.
Analyzes results of testing and interprets abnormal or unusual results.
Researches and prepares all pertinent patient data and refers all data and testing results to pathologists for evaluation and sign-out.
Calibrates equipment, orders supplies, and maintains inventory of relevant forms and materials. Recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action while supporting laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems.
Administers quality-control tests, according to procedure, and maintains appropriate data recording. Assumes lead duties and acts as a resource to staff.
Orients and trains employees on laboratory techniques and operations.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:
Certification and State License in relevant specialty or field
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends and holidays as necessary.
Commitment to the University’s core values.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Department Specific Functions
This position is a full-time position in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Lab.
Project Specific Functions: 70%
Review orders for sample processing and compare to research lab manual and protocol.
Process samples as required by protocol.
Prepare samples for short-term or long-term storage or
Prepare samples for shipping to sponsor.
Courier responsibility to Pathology Tissue Dept. and other department in the University
II. Routine Laboratory Analytical Testing: 20%
Patient results will be reported only when Quality Control specimen results are acceptable as
described in the Quality Control Policy.
Verify each specimen for the correct test(s) as stated on the SID label is/are
being performed by the technologist on the correct specimen.
Coordinate and prioritize simultaneous series of tests with complete accuracy. Review and prioritize all STAT work. Follow established procedure for correction of errors. The laboratory personnel on all shifts are responsible to check and finalize all pending work before the end of their shift.
Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same
manner as patient specimens.
Daily, weekly, periodic, etc. maintenance must be performed as scheduled and properly
Temperature and Humidity logs will be signed daily by the start-up personnel. Laboratory
supervisor or Assistant Supervisor will review to ascertain it is routinely done.
Prepare all QA documents required based on CAP checklists Inventory and Supplies 5%
Works with Sr. Research Assistant to maintains adequate inventory levels as per protocol.
Rotates previous stock when it applies. Assist and backs-up Sr.
Research Assistant to place orders as needed, pick-up samples, unpacks, dates and stores in a timely manner according to manufacturers’ recommendation.
Check packing slips, verifies number of items received, documents, and give copy to supervisor/designee.
VI. Laboratory Activities 5%
Keeps lab clean, neat and organized. Performs housekeeping duties to remove clutter.
Removes empty boxes and recyclable material and disposes of them as per Standard Operating Procedures.
Prepares biohazard containers for use and then disposal.
Assists in the maintenance of hardware by changing paper, labels, and/or printer ribbons when necessary.
Contact Biomedical department if equipment needs service.
Provides support to all areas when specimen transport/computer systems are down as per protocol.
V. Adheres to all UMHC Administration, Environmental of Care, CHP, Safety, Infection Control and Laboratory policies and procedures.
Respects the rights, privacy and property of others at all times including the confidentiality of information, according to Administrative Policies, the Privacy Act of 1974 and applicable laws and regulations.
Participates in the Performance Improvement of the department. PI also includes documentation of all problems, complaints for QA/PI analysis and/or to the Supervisor.
Participates in continuing Performance Improvement to ensure continuous improvement of services provided.
Attends appropriate orientation and training courses to maintain competency in job skills and knowledge.
Participates in required educational program, including HIS, safety, infection control, etc.
Follows hospital-wide and unit specific safety and infection control standards.
Work on projects assigned by Supervisor/Manager.