Areas: Hematology, Microbiology, Toxicology, Chemistry, Generalist
To perform and participate in specialized technical laboratory procedures of a difficult nature in one or more Pathology laboratory areas. Perform lab tests and procedures, with minimal supervision, on body fluids, tissues and specimens for diagnosis and treatment of patients with accuracy and precision according to the College of American Pathology (CAP) regulations for laboratory operations, quality control and safety. Set up, operate and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Dispose of or properly handle biological, radioactive and/or hazardous waste in a manner that is consistent with laboratory, university, state or federal government policy.
Perform specimen identification and accessioning following lab guidelines. Recognize abnormal test results, improper quality control results and instrument malfunction and report them to supervisor. Keep records in appropriate logs and files in order to have complete records of tests run in the lab and for the generation of lab test results. Must be able to operate fire extinguisher. Operate delicate lab instruments according to set safety and operational procedures.
Check reagents and supplies on instrument in order to replace outdated items, replace empty reagents and empty waste products. Demonstrate knowledge of technical skills necessary to perform computation of project results. Call patient results to floors and/or notify physicians or designated personnel of all panic values.
Sample prep and set up. Perform and release results. Phone, QC, instrument troubleshooting. Applicants must possess strong analytical and presentations skills with the ability to interact with multiple parties throughout University of Missouri Health Care System.