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PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Responsible for accurate testing and resulting of patient samples; coordinate and direct operation of designated laboratory department.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under limited supervision applies considerable knowledge to perform a broad range of tasks which include but are not limited to preparing and performing advanced low to high complexity testing, editing, and reporting various clinical tests as directed under department SOPs.
Works on moderately difficult assignments, requiring judgment in resolving issues and/or in making recommendations.
Acts as a subject matter expert with the ability to perform all MLS principal duties and responsibilities.
Performs testing audits and quality control before finalizing the release of test results, inclusive of documentation, and other reporting mechanisms.
Performs inspection and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation.
Resolves instrumentation and methodology issues.
Complies with all laboratory safety protocols, including, but not limited to, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), proper laboratory techniques, disposal of biohazard, etc.
Acts as a primary contact for departmental inquiries, clarification and research of samples and test results.
Creates training materials and trains new laboratory personnel.
Places orders for reagents, chemicals, equipment parts, and other miscellaneous items as needed.
Interprets all methodologies and method specifications as requested by the client, management, QA, and Compliance.
Demonstrates continued competence in all designated areas through training others or other approved competency measures.
Responsible for completing proficiency testing including, but not limited to, reviews and investigation as required, collection of Quality Control, instrument data, and appropriate approval signatures.
Designs and performs validation studies, analyze data, and suggest resolutions to variations from specifications.
Reviews all SOPs. Create and edit SOPs when requested under the guidance of a Supervisor or Manager.
May assist junior level staff with more complex tasks that require a higher level of understanding of functions, as directed by immediate supervisor.
Mentors other staff as applicable.
Coordinates and facilitate department workflow.
May escalate issues to supervisor for resolution, as deemed necessary.
If applicable by local governing state requirements, act as department lead in the absence of the lead/supervisor/manager.
Reviews and complies with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and, federal laws and regulations.
Assists with various projects as assigned by the direct supervisor, Lead Medical Lab Scientist,or covering laboratory supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to lift up to 40lb and be able to sit/stand for extended periods in a laboratory environment.
Must be able to work with clinical and environmental samples, including, but not limited to blood, urine, etc.
Must be able to work with chemicals and/or reagents specific to laboratory testing.
Must be able to work in a medium to high noise level.
- No previous supervisory experience required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Biological Sciences required; Advanced Degree desirable
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
- 3–5 years’ experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
- Demonstrated advanced experience in clinical laboratory required.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
- Prior experience with laboratory systems preferred.
- PC literacy and generally used applications required.
- Ability to follow precise directions in a situation requiring speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
- Prior supervisory experience in a reference laboratory desired.
- Must possess knowledge, skills and abilities in quality control, and regulatory affairs
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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