Department: Lab Immunology

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Day

Hours: Mon-Fri with rotating weekends and holidays

Sign On Bonus: Yes

Salary Range: $90,226.50-$115,966.50

Job Description:

Title: Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Department/Location: Department of Laboratories

FLSA Status: NE

Reports to: Section Laboratory Supervisor

Position Summary:

  • The Clinical Laboratory Scientist performs laboratory testing using both manual and automated techniques.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH performance standards, policies, and behaviors
  • Laboratory testing personnel responsibilities include:
  1. Following the laboratory’s pre-analytic and analytic procedures and maintaining records of these tests
  2. Maintaining records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens
  • Adhering to the laboratory’s quality assurance procedures, including documenting all:
  1. Quality control activities including quality control testing and calibration
  2. Instrument and equipment verifications
  3. Maintenance and preventative maintenance
  • Follows laboratory policies and procedures when test systems deviate from established performance specifications.
  • Identifies and documents problems affecting test performance, notifying supervisors and documenting corrective actions.
  • Ensures accuracy and quality of results in pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic testing phases.
  • Notifies and documents critical values for clinicians and patient units, adhering to STAT turnaround time requirements.
  • Participates in regulatory readiness for CAP, AABB, NYSDOH, and Joint Commission.
  • Maintains 12 Continuing Education credits annually.
  • Engages in standard operating procedures, proficiency testing, inspection audits, and quality program reporting.
  • Evaluates test results for abnormalities and confirm per department protocols.
  • Participates in validations, training, and competency assessments.
  • Manages inventory, including lot numbers, expiration dates, labeling, and QC requirements.
  • Completes all mandatory training and in-services as required.
  • Performs assigned duties and maintains section testing training and competency assessments.

Sections are listed below:

  • Generalists – performs Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry/Immunology, Urinalysis, Microbiology, and Blood Bank specialties
  • Chemistry/Immunology – Performs Chemistry, Specialized Chemistry, Immunology, Molecular, and Serology Testing
  • Hematology – Performs Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis testing
  • Microbiology – Performs Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Susceptibilities, and Molecular testing
  • Blood Bank – Performs blood bank testing related to transfusion medicine and blood product distribution.
  • Anatomic Pathology – Performs histological procedures for routine, specials stains, and immunohistochemistry

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Current NYS License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist required.
  • Education in accordance with the NYS Office of Professions and CLIA requirements of testing personnel.
  • Preferred with ASCP Certification.

Core Competencies:

  • Flexibility
  • Organized
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Communication skills both verbal and written
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