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Job Title: Clinical Lab Technician

Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

City/State: Valhalla, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Clinical Labs- WMC Health

Position: Full Time

Hours: Monday through Friday with alternating weekends

Shift: Day

Req #: 17935

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Clinical Lab Technician performs clinical laboratory procedures and examinations pursuant to established and approved protocols which require limited independent judgment and interpretation.

Responsibilities:

Numbers specimens and enters all the necessary data in the accession book on samples of sputum, bronchial washings, stools, wound swabs, urine, bone marrow, body tissues, body fluids and spinal fluids. Prepares and stains slides from specimen and examines them under a microscope to determine the presence, identification and quantity of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other microorganisms. Cultures specimens such as fluids, erudates, tissue, and water samples to determine presence of specific types of organisms, and identifies them by microscopic examination and other tests. Performs prescribed procedures of quality control, such as daily log of equipment and temperatures, daily check of CO and air cylinder tanks, daily check of air levels in Biological Safety Cabinet, daily check of stains for intended reactivity, checks of pH of solutions, etc. Enters and retrieves laboratory data and compiles reports using an automated system and equipment. Prepares standards, reagents, solutions, complements for tests. Records, files, charts and tests results as required. Maintains assigned area, instrumentation and equipment in a safe manner and at operational readiness. Prepares media, solutions, reagents and equipment, ensuring proper availability of work materials. Records results and makes reports of findings. Maintains daily and monthly tabulation of number, type and origin of specimens. Processes and inoculates specimens in tissue cultures using aseptic techniques. Ensures that adequate inventories of laboratory supplies are maintained. Ensures that laboratory procedure manuals or other procedure guides are available in the immediate bench area and contain complete descriptions and instructions for preparing media, solutions and glassware. May instruct and participate in the preparation, sterilization and dispensing of all culture media, supplies and solutions. May instruct and participate in the washing and sterilizing of laboratory glassware. May provide instruction to subordinate personnel in the proper techniques and procedures employed in washing, rinsing and sterilizing laboratory glassware and in the preparation and sterilizing of culture media and solutions May supervise the assembly of diagnostic kits for the use in the collection of specimens and mailing to the laboratory. May participate in the New York State Department of Health proficiency testing programs in the assigned area of discipline. Qualifications/Requirements:

Experience:

Education:

Licenses / Certifications:

Must possess a license and current registration as a Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician issued by the New York State Education Department, or must possess a limited permit issued by the New York State Education Department to practice as a Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician at the Westchester Medical Center.