Laboratory Scientist - Blood Bank - PRN in Oklahoma City, OK at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/3/2020

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Job Description


1. Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test result;
2. Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
3. Analyze specimens using approved testing procedures (see department SOPs).
4. Review and release test results.
5. Follow CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and safety guidelines as described in their respective guidelines.
6. Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and all maintenance performed;
7. Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
8. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results, correct the problems encountered or immediately notify the senior technologist or supervisor.
9. Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
10. Follow department's procedure in reporting STATS or Critical results to clients.
11. If applicable, answer questions from customers or other lab personnel.
12. Maintain complete records of all testing performed on-site.
13. Maintain general appearance of the department.
14. Make sure reagents/test kits have received dates, expiration dates, and if applicable opened dates. 15. Review/train on new procedures.
16. Attend monthly department and any additional training/educational meetings.
17. Participate in all applicable safety training sessions. Know the location and contents of the safety manual. Know the location/use of all applicable safety equipment.
18. If needed, participate in government or regulatory agency inspections.
19. Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.


BS in Medical Technology preferred; or BS/BA in Chemistry or Biology, or Associates degree in a Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, or Previously qualified as a Technologist under 42 CFR 493. 1433 published in March 14, 1990. Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript.

Work Experience:
 1 year Clinical experience (high complexity testing) preferred. Minimum of 1 year of clinical laboratory experience in highly complex testing for those with BS/BA in Chemistry or Biology.

Special Requirements:
1. Must have the ability to establish work priorities and handle several procedures simultaneously.
2. Must interact with other departments.
3. Contact with clients may be required, good customer service skills are important.
4. Must protect patient confidentiality at all times.

Key Word Search
• MT/CLS – Microbiology: Microbiology, Microbiologist, Molecular Microbiology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Phycology, Virology, Public Microbiologist

• MT/CLS – Hematology: Hematology, Hematologist , Hematological, Hemoglobin, Blood Bank, Coagulation, CBC (Complete Blood Count)

• MT/CLS – Immunochemistry: Immunochemistry, Immunochemist, Immunochemical, Assay Validation - ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay), Immunology, Chemistry, Chemoimmunology

• MT/CLS – Chemistry: Chemistry, Chemoimmunology , Immunochemistry, Immunoassays, electrochemistry, Chemical Science

• MT/CLS – Toxicology or PDM – Toxicology, Pain, Pain Management, Pain Monitoring, LCMS, mass spectrometry, LCMSMS

DLO Job Duties/Functions: 

  • Perform routine and complex blood bank testing according to Blood Bank SOPs:
    • Organize work-flow to accomplish efficient and accurate reports in a timely manner.
    • Problem-solve to achieve acceptable test results by following standard operating procedures.
    • Must be a team player and collaborate with other technologists, supervisors, and hospital staff
    • Must be able to work independently.
    • Perform QC/QA duties in Blood Bank  as required by the Blood Bank SOPs
    • Perform quality control on Blood Bank equipment  as outlined in SOPs and the Blood Bank QC calendar. (Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, and as needed) 
    • Monitor  reagent inventory, ensure reagent QC is performed and acceptable as needed, daily, and prior to release of reagents for testing use.
  • The purpose of DLO, and this individual job classification, is to execute individual tasks and
    perform multiple processes to enable DLO to provide laboratory answers to medical questions.
  • To accomplish the above purpose, the duties/job functions of this position are as follows:
    • Show up for work, on time and prepared to perform all tasks and processes, each and every
      scheduled work day and to remain performing those duties throughout the entire
      assigned work schedule for that day.
    • Perform all tasks and processes assigned by your immediate supervisor including all tasks and processes you are fully qualified to perform and all tasks and processes assigned that you may be over-qualified to perform.
    • Perform the previous two job duties/functions as a collaborative member of your work
      team and with a personal disposition that is positive and supportive of your
      fellow team members.

Required Knowledge: Must have thorough knowledge of Blood Bank theory and processes that are carried out in a busy Transfusion Service Department. Must have the ability to use various computer systems. 

Required Experience:  3-5 years Blood Bank/Transfusion Service experience performing routine and complex testing within a hospital setting preferred. 

Special Requirements:

  • MT(ASCP)/CLT(ASCP) or CLS(ASCP)/MLT(ASCP) required. 
  • Must be able to maintain a professional attitude under heavy workload and in stressful situations. 
  • Must be able to perform testing and other Blood Bank responsibilities as well as various QC/QA duties under heavy workload and in stressful situations.  
  •  Weekend and holiday rotations required.

Sat/Sun weekend rotation required. Weekdays as needed.


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