Performs blood, urine and body fluid tests on humans with speed, method, precision and understanding of theory behind tests; studies morphology of constituents of blood to obtain data for use in diagnoses and treatment of disease.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Gains experience and develops working knowledge by performing routine procedures utilizing complex instrumentation and manual methods
Responsible for the accuracy, interpretation and reporting of results with supervisor review
Performs and keeps accurate records of equipment maintenance and quality control
Refers problems and unusual results to appropriate personnel
Performs clerical and support services as needed. Responds to customer needs and requests
Participates in proficiency testing of unknowns and internal and external continuing education
Participates in continuing education programs related to laboratories
Hematology Lab Specific:
Receives acceptable blood specimens sent to laboratory, labels specimen and requisition with laboratory computer number and logs information into computer. Separates specimens to be sent to proper testing station.
Measures blood quantitatively using pipettes making necessary dilutions in accordance with standard procedures.
Performs automated testing of: CBC, platelet, retic and autodiff; automated body fluid counts; ESR; PT, PTT and Fibrinogen; D-Dimer; urinalysis (macro and micro); cytospin body fluid diff preparation.
Performs spun hematocrits using micro-capillary centrifuge, microscopic urinalysis, hemocytometer WBC, CSF and body fluid counts, joint fluid testing for crystals, as well as microscopic differential cell counts.
Prepares slides for staining.
Consults with supervisory technologist and/or hematologist/pathologist regarding difficult analyses or abnormal finding.
Knowledgeable regarding normal and abnormal white blood cells as well as red blood cell and platelet morphology.
Knowledgeable regarding cells found in body fluid samples.
Knowledgeable regarding standard laboratory math and calculations needed to complete various work assignments.
Prepares reagents and controls used in conducting blood, urine and body fluid tests (requires pipetting skills).
Records results of tests conducted in laboratory computer. Operates computer terminals to enter and retrieve pertinent laboratory information and reports, corrects inaccurate laboratory data.
May assist supervisory technologist. Helps to answer hematology-related questions.
Performs quality control procedures accurately and according to procedures, correctly documents corrective action logs and basic instrument maintenance logs.
Follows all safety (including infection control and hazardous material) policies and procedures. Notifies supervisor of unsafe conditions. Successfully participates in safety education and competency activities. Responds to and promptly resolves all unsafe conditions.
BS or BA in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science or chemical, physical, or biological science from an accredited college required
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