To be part of our organization, every employee should understand
and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our
Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect,
accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager and Section
Coordinators, performs a wide range of clinical laboratory testing
in an accurate and timely fashion by utilizing technical and
problem-solving skills, in conjunction with a thorough knowledge of
the principles and instrumentation for methods used in diagnostic
virology, particularly molecular and serologic, but also direct
antigen detection and selected viral culture methods. Has ability
to perform clinical laboratory testing, including but not limited
to, extraction of nucleic acid, real-time PCR, line-probe
hybridization assay, automated and manual serologic immunoassays,
antigen immunoassays, and conventional and rapid cell culture
methods. Cooperatively and proactively assists in other areas as
needed in a teamwork oriented environment. Maintains effective
communications with employees while following CHAMP and HRO
standards. Maintains all Quality Control and Quality Assurance
standards at all times. Maintains operational effectiveness and
assumes full responsibility for continuing education requirements,
licensure and expertise to adapt as needed to an expanding
department with increased testing complexity.
- Technical Skills - Demonstrates technical competency by
performing a wide variety of techniques used in the clinical
virology laboratory with an emphasis on molecular diagnostics and
both automated and manual immunoassays. These include moderate to
highly complex tests.
- 1.1 Performs tests according to laboratory procedures with
acceptable accuracy and precision.
- Instrumentation Skills - Demonstrates sufficient knowledge and
skills to independently operate and troubleshoot all
- 2.1 Performs instrument maintenance according to schedule
including documentation, within established time limits.
- General Laboratory Skills and Knowledge - Performs tasks that
assist with overall operation of laboratory service according to
laboratory policies and in compliance with regulatory
- 3.1 Takes responsibility for all reagents and supplies
associated with assigned test to ensure adequate materials are
available for analysis.
- Professional Skills - Participates in activities that
demonstrate professionalism, a commitment to competency and career
- 4.1 Assumes leadership role for students, trainees and
co-workers by providing technical assistance when asked.
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science/Medical
Technology or related field with MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP) or
categorical MB, M, C (ASCP) certification. Those with equivalent
certification or those eligible for certification will also be
One to two years' experience in an accredited clinical
laboratory preferred. Some knowledge of molecular diagnostics and
immunodiagnostic theory and techniques is desired.
MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP) or categorical MB, M, C (ASCP)
certification or equivalent or eligibility.
Working knowledge of instrumentation and equipment used in a
Clinical Virology, Serology, Immunology, or Molecular Biology
laboratory. Efficiency in word processing applications, spreadsheet
design/utilization and use of web based resources. Basic knowledge
of laboratory information systems. Must possess excellent
communication skills and ability to communicate in an effective and
professional manner with hospital staff. Excellent customer service
and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to work as a
member of a team is essential.
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