Sr. Laboratory Scientist - Medical Technology
Company: Texas Oncology
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Overview:$1500 sign on bonus availableTexas Oncology's Covid 19
vaccine mandate policy requires that all new hires be vaccinated or
obtain an approved exemption before their start date. More
information will be provided to you throughout the interview
process. Texas Oncology is looking for a Certified Medical
Laboratory Scientist to join our team! This full time position will
support the Kerville location at 694 Hill Country Drive . Texas
Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country
and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and
southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based
cancer care because they believed in making the best available
cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight
cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends
nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we
use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality,
high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve
"More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against
cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed
with cancer on an annual basis. Why work for us? Come join our team
that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating
more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in
Texas. What does the Medical Laboratory Scientist do? Responsible
for accurately performing specimen analysis, instrument
maintenance, and quality control procedures including moderate and
high complexity laboratory tests. Initiates and follows quality
assurance and safety policies and procedures. Performs specimen
collection and assists with patient flow as needed. Trains
employees in laboratory procedures. May act as primary operator for
at least one laboratory instrument. Acts as a resource for
laboratory science information. May oversee daily laboratory
activities in absence of supervisor. Performs clinical tests used
in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases. Demonstrates the
clinical thinking and technical skills needed to assess the
appropriateness of results and the need for retesting or equipment
recalibration. Performs and monitors specialized diagnostic
laboratory tests. Works within clearly defined standard operating
procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality
guidelines. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance
Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.Texas
Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national
origin. Responsibilities: The essential duties and
- Assists with performing phlebotomy and collecting appropriate
specimens from patients as ordered.
- Assures pre-authorization and completes appropriate consent
forms (ABN) prior to collection of limited coverage tests.
- Assists with special procedures as needed (i.e. bone marrows in
- Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and
processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of
- Performs specimen analysis of all Chemistry, Hematology and
- Maintains and operates all laboratory equipment. Performs
daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated.
- Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies and
documents all QC activities, instrument and procedural
calibrations, and instrument maintenance. Records proper lot
numbers of all controls, calibrators, and reagents.
- Participates in proficiency testing by performing sample
analysis and reporting results at least once a year.
- Prepares peripheral blood smear and competently performs
complete WBC differential on normal and abnormal smears.
- Performs microscopic examination of urinary sediment.
- Records results on appropriate worksheet and computer system
and performs file maintenance.
- Processes specimens for send-out testing.
- Follows the laboratory's policies whenever test systems are not
within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of
performance. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test
performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the
problem or notifies supervisor.
- Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems
deviate from the laboratory's established performance
- Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality
assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs,
quality control logs, equipment records and checklists.
- Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate
- Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all
supplies are viable before using in patient testing. Prepares
reagents, stains and other chemical solutions as needed. Restocks
the laboratory area as needed.
- Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not
performed in house.
- Processes incoming orders for lab testing including reference
- Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting.
- Charts patient results in a timely manner as needed.
- Properly identify and band patients for blood product
transfusion. Processes properly labeled specimens according to
local bloodbank policy.
- Trains employees in laboratory procedures.
- May act as primary operator for at least one laboratory
- Participates in development of new instruments and procedures
- Acts as a resource for laboratory science information.
- May oversee daily laboratory activities of in the absence of
- Complies with quality assurance standards.
- Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution
procedures. Complies with applicable regulatory agency
- Properly disposes of hazardous materials.
- Maintains a clean working environment.
- Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients
and medical staff.
- Performs CLIA classified Moderate and High complexity testing
with minimal supervision Qualifications: The ideal candidate for
the Medical Laboratory Scientist will have the following background
- Bachelors's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory
Science, or related health care field.
- Current state license if required. AMT, ASCP or equivalent
- Position requires five years of experience.
- Licensure and certification requirements depend on the
- Except for grandfathered situations, bachelor's degree in
Medical Technology required.
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