Clinical Lab Scientist at SSM Health Care St. Louis

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri





Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

MO-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis



Worker Type:

Regular



Job Summary:

Under general direction, interpret and report test results. Perform routine and complex technical laboratory analyses using established procedures and protocols. Perform chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of patients.



Job Responsibilities and Requirements:



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Performs a full range of laboratory tests from simple blood tests to more complex tests.

  • Interprets test reports and communicates findings to physicians.

  • Escalates unusual, critical or abnormal results.

  • Operates complex electronic equipment, computers and precision instruments.

  • Maintains accuracy of equipment and reagents by performing established preventive maintenance procedures.

  • Assists providers in choosing appropriate lab test.

  • Performs and evaluates quality control procedures.

  • Operates, maintains, calibrates and troubleshoots instruments.

  • Assists with the proper storage of hazardous materials.

  • Reviews current literature and attends meetings and seminars to keep informed of new developments in field.

  • Assists in the proficiency testing program in the lab.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION


  • Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and education



EXPERIENCE


  • No experience required



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.




Licenses / Certifications:



FUTURE - Blood Bank Technologist (BB) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Chemistry Technologist (C) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Cytogenetics Technologist (CG) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Hematology Technologist (H) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) within six months - American Association for Bioanalysts (AAB), FUTURE - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) within six months - American Medical Technologists (AMT), FUTURE - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Medical Technologist (MT) within six months - American Association for Bioanalysts (AAB), FUTURE - Medical Technologist (MT) within six months - American Medical Technologists (AMT), FUTURE - Medical Technologist (MT) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Microbiology Technologist (M) within six months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), FUTURE - Molecular Biology Technologist (MB) within 6 months - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)



Work Shift:

Variable Shift (United States of America)



Job Type:



Employee



Department:

34000100 Blood Bank



Scheduled Weekly Hours:

4


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.


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