Clinical Laboratory Scientist II, Microbiology Lab, M-F 7a-3:30p (Rotating Weekends), Full-Time

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Arkansas Children's
Little Rock, Arkansas, US
Jun 04, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Biology, GIS
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Work Shift:
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Time Type:
Full time
CC014140 Lab - Microbiology
The role of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist II (CLS II) incorporates all aspects of theClinical Laboratory Scientist 1 and demonstrates a competent level of laboratory skills. The CLS II is underthe general direction of the Section Supervisor and Leadership staff, and performs a variety of laboratorytests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- Performs laboratory procedures with accuracy and precision with minimum supervision.
Performs laboratory procedures appropriate to training and validated competency.
Follows policies and procedures as outlined in the procedure manual.
Coordinates and prioritizes work in order to meet expected turn-around time.
Accurately calculates, transcribes and records test results.
Accessions and prepares specimens for analysis, as required.
Performs computer functions relevant to assigned area.
Prepares and refers appropriate results to Pathology for review.
- Demonstrates scientific knowledge of testing principles, analytic procedures, and their results.
Understands scientific principles and analytic procedures.
Correlates results with diagnosis in order to determine validity or results.
Evaluates the acceptability and validity of the results to ensure accuracy.
Accurately interprets and reports results in the LIS.
Recognizes normal vs. abnormal results, communicating and documenting critical values to the appropriate caregiver.
Communicates unusual findings to Pathology
Communicates and documents critical values to the appropriate caregiver
- Performs Quality Assurance and Quality Control in assigned laboratory areas with minimum supervision.
Verifies patient specimen identification throughout the entire analytical and reporting process.
Performs quality control testing procedures and evaluates data, taking necessary corrective actions.
Performs manual results review.
Decontaminates cytocentrifuge, periodically
Performs Proficiency Testing, as assigned, meeting established deadlines.
Maintains competencies in assigned laboratory areas meeting established deadlines.
Complies with all applicable regulatory and accrediting regulations.
Evaluates specimen acceptability and appropriateness of test orders.
Performs daily and scheduled maintenance procedures on laboratory instruments and/or equipment.
Conducts routine calibrations and adjustments, as needed.
Gathers and submits appropriate documentation for competency assessments
Effectively troubleshoots instruments and/or test system malfunctions, and reports to supervisor.
Performs Proficiency Testing, as assigned, meeting established deadlines.
Accountable for reading e-mails and/or other forms of communication related to policy, processes and procedure changes meeting established deadlines.
Identifies technical, instrument and/or physiologic causes of unexpected results
Follows Laboratory Nonconforming Events Policies
- Performs general operational duties in the laboratory.
Assumes responsibility for workflow and complies with hospital and laboratory policies and procedures.
Assists less skilled laboratory personnel in the performance of their job duties.
Participates in the training of students and new laboratory personnel, as assigned.
Assists in inventory management by established protocol.
Attends mandatory hospital and laboratory in-services.
Participates in continuing education workshops and seminars, as required.
Serves on laboratory or hospital committees, as assigned.
Performs inventory receipt, preparation/modification/processing, storage, retrieval and/or disposal of supplies and reagents.
Assists in/performs with the research, development, and/or validation of new policies, procedures and/or instruments.
Assists/determines with the stock levels, ensures stock rotation, and monitors expiration date of stock on hand.
Alerts supervisor or designee when stock reaches minimum level.
Contacts Healthcare Technology staff for instrument repair or return or equipment to the manufacturer, as needed.
Assists with data collection
Researches new or replacement items and alternate supplies
Keeps work area neat and orderly
Knowledgeable of regulatory agencies requirements and inspection process.
Shares responsibility in assuring all regulatory requirements are met.
Provides input for continuous improvement
Other duties as assigned
- Complies with safety policies and procedures.
Follows established safety procedures for chemical and blood borne pathogen hygiene.
Follows Universal Precautions.
Wears appropriate PPE.
Practices hand hygiene.
Participates in mandatory fire drills.
Complies with required radiation security requirements
Required - Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university - Field of Study: Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Scientist
Preferred - 2 years medical technology experience preferred
Required - National Medical Technologist Registry (such as ASCP/NCA/AMT) (needed within 12 months of hire date)
Required - Working knowledge of computers and ability to use keyboards and printers.
Required - Ability to communicate using the telephone.
Required - Ability to communicate using the telephone.
Required - Commitment to task and ability to multitask.
Required - Ability to produce and report accurate results in a timely manner.
Required - Ability to read, write and speak English and accurately read and write numbers.
Required - Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
Required - Good interaction skills with hospital staff, patients and their families.
Required - Ability to train others in technical tasks.
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 10 pounds-Regularly
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 100 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)* This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation-Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 25 pounds-Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 35 pounds-Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)-Occasionally
Noise Level-Noise Level-Moderate
Physical Activity-Climb or balance-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Regularly
Physical Activity-Sit-Frequently
Physical Activity-Stand-Frequently
Physical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-Frequently
Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly
Physical Activity-Taste or smell-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Regularly
Physical Activity-Walk-Frequently
Physical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-Frequently
Physical Environment-Fumes or airborne particles-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Infectious disease-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Regularly
Physical Environment-Risk of radiation-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Toxic or caustic chemicals-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Work near moving mechanical parts-Frequently
Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required
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As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children's Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status ( . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.
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Arkansas Children's reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state's only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report ( in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children's Northwest ( , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.
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