Performs clinical laboratory testing on body fluids in one or more departments of the laboratory, including hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, special chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis/ coagulation or stat lab.
Education/Experience: Meets the requirements to be licensed as a Medical Technologist (NAC 652.420) or Specialty Technologist (NAC 652.483) in the State of Nevada.Employees working in the Transfusion Service must pass the background and/or security investigations and maintain clearance per the State of Nevada and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Licensing/Certification Requirements: A valid State of Nevada license as a Medical Technologist or Specialty Technologist is required or temporary employment for a period NOT exceeding six (6) months may be granted with documentation that the application for license process has been initiated. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure will result in termination of employment.
Preferred Requirements: Two (2) years recent experience in microbiology.
Knowledge of: Anatomy; proper laboratory techniques, including infection and disease control measures; basic medical technology; proper handling and disposal of biohazardous wastes; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; infection control policies and practices; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Skill in: Applying phlebotomy techniques; applying procedures for emergency situations; applying customer service principles; analyzing blood, urine and other body fluid samples; using laboratory microscopes; troubleshooting and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment; applying quality controls to laboratory procedures; interpreting laboratory test results and identifying abnormalities; Using a computer and a variety of software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials including a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Additional Salary Information: EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 28% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY!GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!
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