Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Lab Microbiology
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital of San Antonio
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Lab Microbiology Job in San Antonio
This position performs all routine and complicated laboratory procedures including specimen processing and handling, testing of patient specimens, calculating and reporting of results, performance of quality control procedures, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, assisting in the development of new procedures and protocols, may perform phlebotomy and other patient-oriented tasks, and may perform other related duties as requested or directed.
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, established in 1959, was the first children’s hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children’s hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children’s Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.
- Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited college/university, or
- Education that has been evaluated by an acceptable credentialing agency and deemed equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology.
- Laboratory training including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by NAACLS, or other organizations approved by HHS, or
- Five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, serology and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S. or an accredited laboratory within the last ten years.
- At least one (1) to two (2) additional years of experience in a clinical laboratory setting is preferred.
- Must possess or provide proof of certification or certification eligibility for MT (ASCP), CLS (ASCP), MLS (ASCP), CLS (NCA/ASCP), or MT (AMT).
- If certification with an expiration date is held, the certification must be kept current.
- Routinely operates and works with laboratory analyzers and instrumentation, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes, balances, mixers, and rotators, and other laboratory equipment.
- Must be able to operate, identify problems, and perform minor repairs and maintenance functions.
- Must be able to perform pipetting techniques.
- Performance of both venipuncture and capillary techniques of phlebotomy preferred, but not required.
- Must have good eye-hand coordination and be able to demonstrate a consistently high degree of accuracy in accomplishment in all routine and complicated laboratory procedures.
- All work is integrated with use of the Laboratory Information System.
- Must know and follow principles involved in laboratory procedures/policies and mathematical calculations.
- Must know how to operate equipment and instrumentation involved in procedures.
- Must be able to make minor maintenance adjustments or repairs.
- Must be able to effectively utilize the Laboratory Information System.
- Must be familiar with Laboratory and Hospital rules, regulations, confidentiality, layout and facilities.
- Must have broad knowledge of Laboratory principles and normal values of patient results.
- Must be able to instill confidence in patients, physicians, co-workers, and supervisors.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must also successfully complete the pre-employment/post job offer health screening examination, and the annual screening each year thereafter as an employee.