Medical Laboratory Scientist I - Blood Bank

University of Maryland Medical System
East Case, MD
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
Job Description

Full Time, 40 hrs/wk; Evening 3pm to 11:30pm

General Summary

This role is reserved for the new graduate or medical laboratory scientist with less than two years experience.

Under direct supervision, performs complex analyses on a variety of sample types. Maintains proper records and utilizes resources to generate acceptable test results. Functions effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team. Responsible for quality, efficiency and safety in the performance of laboratory functions. Actively learns to troubleshoot and resolve problems and documents corrective actions.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

Performs waived, moderate and high complexity testing using manual and automated processes. Complies with all regulatory agency guidelines (CLIA 88, TJC, CAP, FDA, etc.) and addresses concerns as needed.

Identifies, resolves problems and takes corrective action in evaluating testing procedures, patient results and specimen integrity; seeks guidance when necessary.

Reviews and records quality control and determines the acceptability of testing, patient results, and instrument function by applying the principles of QA/QC daily.

Completes competencies as required by regulatory standards.

Prepares reagents and controls, preps samples for further testing (e.g. embedding, extractions, staining, etc.).

Participates in maintenance of inventory based on departmental needs.

Attends mandatory education, training, and in-service meetings specific to department.

Responds to clinical and customer concerns, resolves customer issues in a confidential manner, employing integrity and discretion: seeks guidance when necessary.

Keeps work areas well stocked, clean, neat and orderly.

Participates in quality improvement

Verifies the accuracy of results.

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