Cayuga Medical Center
  • COVID
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Full Time
  • COVID

Job Summary:

A lab technician is a highly skilled health professional who tests and analyzes blood and other body substances to aid health care providers in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Technicians are responsible for operating and maintaining the equipment used to analyze specimens and ensuring that automated and manual tests are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

Job Responsibilities include:

  1. Analyze and test specimens, including proficiency testing and manual procedures, and report appropriately according to protocol*
  2. Operate, maintain and troubleshoot complex equipment*
  3. Utilize complex information systems; collect and interpret data*
  4. Perform and interpret quality control*
  5. Maintain a compliant environment, including adherence to all lab and hospital procedures,     HIPPAA standards, infection control and safety guidelines*
  6. Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities and maintain inter-and intra-departmental work flow by cooperating with others
  7. Maintain adequate inventory and conserve resources
  8. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  9. Is flexible in assuming additional responsibilities as assigned

*= Essential functions

Physical Demands:  May  require light lifting and carrying, including boxes, equipment, stooping and kneeling, maybe required to lift up to 30 pounds.  Repetitive use of hands (eg. computer keyboard usage), sitting, walking or standing for long periods of time is often necessary; must be able physically to operate automation used in the job.

Education: Requires Associates Degree in a scientific field

Licensure: Meets CLIA-88 personnel requirements for Moderate Complexity Testing

Experience: Prior laboratory experience is preferred. 

 

Additional Qualifications: Good written and oral communication skills preferred. Requires ability to prioritize work, manage time wisely and adjust to changes in work volumes. Problem solving ability and attention to detail is required.

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