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Laboratory Technologist (PT)

Company: ECMC
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Work involves performing one or more tests or examinations in a clinical laboratory incident to the diagnosis or treatment of diseases. This is laboratory work involving the performance of specialized as well as a variety of standardized tests. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher ranking technical employee for assignments and review of work for conformance to procedures. Does related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Receives specimens to perform routine or special tests on such material as blood, urine, sputum and body fluids; Conducts tests, examinations or analysis in such fields as bacteriology, immunology, hematology, immunohematology, chemistry, histopathology, blood banking or serology according to established procedures; Evaluates laboratory test data as to necessity for further process of specimens; Sets up and adjusts clinical laboratory equipment; Prepares various types of media, reagents, and test solutions; Prepares smears, stains and slides for microscopic analysis; Performs microscopic examinations on specimens including gram stains; Communicates essential laboratory data to physicians and other health officials as rapidly as is necessary to optimum patient care; Exercises care and safety in handling infections and biologically active specimens and in using clinical laboratory equipment; Collects specimens from patients which may include phlebotomy; Maintains records and prepares patient reports for tests and examinations; Keeps equipment clean and in working order; Inoculates and bleeds small animals. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of modern laboratory techniques, terminology and equipment as related to a clinical laboratory; Ability to perform clinical laboratory work with a high degree of accuracy; Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions; Ability to maintain accurate records of test results and prepare clinical laboratory reports; Ability to exercise safety precautions in handling infections and biologically active specimens and in using clinical laboratory equipment; Ability to get along well with others; Ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing; Good judgment; Initiative; Resourcefulness; Good eyesight; Industry; Dependability; Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor#s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology, Medical Technology or related title which meets the standards set forth in Title 8, Article 165 of New York State#s Education Law and Subpart 79-13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education; or B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor#s degree in one of the biological, chemical, or physical sciences and one (1) year of experience in a clinical laboratory; or: C) Possession of a license or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Eligibility for licensure or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist at time of application; Possession of a license or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department at time of appointment; Possession of a license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department at time of permanent appointment. NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the full-time experience requirements.

Keywords: ECMC, Buffalo , Laboratory Technologist (PT), Healthcare , Buffalo, New York

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