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Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers
Job Code: C18001
Pay Grade: 09
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Hours: 11pm - 7:30am
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This position is a customer service position and is not a hands-on lab position.

Summary: Receives and processes specimens prior to testing. Performs pre-analytical procedures to include: Accepting and or rejecting specimens according to established standards, performing data entry functions, preparing aliquots, transporting and distributing specimens. Notifies supervision of any unusual events or deviations from established protocols.

Job Responsibilities: Performs and interprets tests at all complexity levels. Demonstrates an understanding of the theory and scientific principles of laboratory testing as well as the technical, procedural and problem solving aspects. Correlates abnormal laboratory data with pathological states, determines the validity of test results and the need for additional tests. Determines the validity of test results through the monitoring and/or verifying of quality controls, standards, etc. Communicates test results, reference ranges, specimen requirements, and other pertinent information to authorized sources. Participates in the introduction, investigation and implementation of new procedures and/or the evaluation of new instruments/equipment. Demonstrates the ability to continually improve work process flow to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Participates in, and may be delegated responsibility for, decisions involving the quality control programs, continuing quality improvement programs (quality assurance), instrument and methodology selection, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, safety procedures, purchase of laboratory supplies, inventory control, test selection/utilization, computer/statistical data and database functions. Investigates problem areas and recommends improvements. Provides instruction and training in theory, technical skills, safety protocols, and the application of laboratory test protocols to students, employees, residents, etc. Participates in and may provide continuing education and professional development for laboratory personnel. Other duties as assigned.

Education: Associate's Degree of an accredited technology program and eligibility for certification from a recognized national certifying organization.

Experience: Demonstrated technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform laboratory functions assigned.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: None

Physical Requirements: Physical demands include: Visual acuity to study specimens under a microscope as required. The ability to distinguish colors. Manual dexterity to handle specimens and repair equipment. May be required to stand for long periods of time. Light lifting may be required. May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, etc.


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