To perform, check accuracy and report results of routine and complex laboratory procedures on body tissues, fluids and other substances when received for research participants. To assist supervisor and/or team lead with evaluating new instruments and/or methods, reagent preparation, quality control information, troubleshooting, and equipment maintenance. To assist team lead with apheresis procedures, bone marrows, coordinating educational sessions, computer operations, and/or quality control/improvement activities within a section as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Key areas of responsibility for daily operations of general laboratory:
Receipt and logging in of clinical specimens
Process clinical specimens
Assist coworkers with troubleshooting
Work in a steady, efficient manner such that an appropriate number of procedures are performed in a specified timeframe with minimal repeats
Check weekly supply inventory for laboratory-assist in monitoring supplies including dating and storing new reagents as received.
Observe expiration dates and check new reagents before use.
Assists in keeping laboratory up-to-date with regulatory requirements (CAP, CLIA, etc.)
Fill and autoclave Tip boxes
Key areas of responsibility for daily operations of clinical and molecular laboratory:
Read existing cultures and make decisions as to subculture, preliminary or final report according to established safety and technical protocols.
Enter results into database and make reports
Operate instruments according to established test protocols.
Perform and document routine function checks on instruments to assure operation before and during performance of tests.
Record keeping (quality control temp, preventive maintenance, physician requests and patient results)
Report by phone positive cultures to physician and written reports to hospitals
Evaluate quality control of media and reagents to ensure quality data and take appropriate action when quality control checks are outside established guidelines
Perform routine preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment used by this lab (pH meter, autoclave, balance, pipettes, scopes, incubators, freezers, safety equipment)
Preparation of media or supervision of media preparation
To assist supervisor with evaluating new instruments and /or methods, reagent preparation, quality control information, troubleshooting, and equipment maintenance.
Demonstrates UAB core values toward all clients, staff and students
This position is for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus, some duties may be for UAB Medicine only.
Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory or a related field and the completion of a twelve (12) month internship in a Medical Technology program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Certification or eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or as a Medical Technologist (MT) with the American Medical Technologists (AMT) required. Certification from ASCP or AMT must be obtained within thirteen (13) months from the date of hire. Additional credentials may be recognized for the Blood Bank, Molecular and Microbiology departments. Depending on the unit/department or if the position works directly with patients, Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required or required to be obtained within 30 days of employment.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.