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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Company: Sigma Inc
Location: Midland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

242703 - Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Midland, TX - Permanent Full Time

Sigma Healthcare team is currently looking for an experienced Clinical Laboratory Scientist to work onsite for our contracted facility.

Shift Information: 2 Full Time Nights, 3 Full Time Evenings


  • Under the supervision of the designated Section Manager/Supervisor, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument calibration and maintenance. The position reports to the appropriate Section Manager/Supervisor. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist I also maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel.

    Essential Functions/Performance Expectations:

    • Cross-trains in more than one laboratory section: Laboratory sections include; Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank.
    • Performs routine and special laboratory tests within the different laboratory departments.
    • Recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action.
    • Assists laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the section manager or pathologist.
    • Calls critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to established criteria.
    • Releases test reports as designed by our computer system. Prior to releasing results, reviews reports for clerical accuracy and clinical indications.
    • Rotates through Specimen Distribution Center (SDC) as needed.
    • Participate in proficiency testing.
    • Performs quality-control tests within the different laboratory departments.
    • Runs quality-control tests according to procedure and maintains appropriate data recording.
    • Analyzes quality-control data and takes appropriate corrective action when results are outside acceptable limits.
    • Assists laboratory co-workers in resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the department manager or pathologist. Documents actions taken.
    • Holds patient results until out of control situations are resolved. Reports unresolved situations to department manager, or where appropriate to the pathologist.
    • Assists in quality assurance activities.
    • Performs preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
    • Observes and follows department preventive maintenance schedules.
    • Documents all instrument checks, preventive maintenance, routines, problems, and corrective actions taken.
    • Recognizes, analyzes, and takes corrective action to resolve instrument/clinical problems.
    • Assists laboratory co-workers in the resolution of similar problems. Seeks help from the department manager as required.
    • Reports unresolved instrument/clinical problems to the department manager
    • Performs clerical functions associated with the designated laboratory section.
    • Helps maintain files pertinent to the laboratory section.
    • Assist in maintaining inventory
    • Contributes to the general laboratory functions and Midland Memorial Hospital needs.
    • Attends regular department staff meetings and in-service training.
    • Attends and participates in the preparation and/or presentation of the laboratory continuing education programs.
    • Observes laboratory and hospital policies, procedures, and safety practices.
    • Keeps work area neat and clean, and restocks daily supplies.
    • Maintains equilibrium in stressful situations.
    • Assumes the role of Section Manager in the routine daily activities of the section as assigned.
    • Calls critical test results to physicians or nurses immediately and according to established criteria.
    • Participates in proficiency testing

      -Education and Experience:

      • Associates degree or higher.
      • No experience necessary.
      • Must provide documentation of successful completion of a Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Science training program.
      • Must provide documentation of passing a National Certification exam (American Society Clinical Pathology, AMT, etc.) or eligible.
      • Must pass National exam within 12 months of employment.
      • Experience in Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Blood Bank is preferred.
      • We do not offer Sponsorships

        -Physical Requirements:

        • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily.
        • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • The individual must be able to Stand, walk, sit, stoop, reach, lift, see, speak and hear.
        • Lifting is limited to 35 lbs. for clinical staff and to 50 lbs. for non-clinical staff.
        • The individual must use an assisted-lift device or get another individual(s) to assist with the lift that is over these maximum limits.

Keywords: Sigma Inc, Midland , Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Healthcare , Midland, Texas

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