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Medical Laboratory Scientist 2

Central Lab 621032 Part Time 2832 Juniper Street, Fairfax, VA, 22031, US

Job Description

Medical Laboratory Scientist 2

Inova Central Lab is seeking a PRN (on-call) Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 to join our microbiology department. This role will be scheduled for varies shift to include evening, nights and weekends as needed by the department.

See Full List of Benefits Here: 2022 INOVA BENEFITS GUIDE

Requirements for consideration:
Minimum Education:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university in Medical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology. OR A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in biology including one semester in microbiology and 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in chemistry including one semester in organic or biochemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the baccalaureate degree.
  • One of the following:
    • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Science program.
    • Successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course within the last ten years

Years of Experience:

  • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited MLS program, NAACLS or ABHES accredited MSL program, or a foreign medical laboratory science clinical training program within the last five years can be used in lieu of one year of full time acceptable clinical experience.
  • more than 2 years in Microbiology preferred.

Certification Upon Start:

  • ASCP or AMT Board certification consistent with scope of responsibility to include:  MT, MLS, MLT, BB, SBB, C, H, M, SH, SCT, MB, SMB, SM, SC, and HEW.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reviews technical activities for quality assurance per facility requirements.
  • Completes all required documents associated with training and/or competency in a timely manner.
  • Participates in continuing education per facility expectations and/or to maintain registry certification.
  • Participates and helps prepare Laboratory for self and onsite inspections.
  • Follows site specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and instructions. Annually reads SOP and documents knowledge of contents.
  • Performs required Quality Control (QC) measures, including corrective action and documentation, for all procedures and instrumentation. Recognizes QC problems or discrepancies and attempts to determine cause of problems prior to notification. Notifies appropriate individual(s) regarding QC problems or discrepancies according to the established procedures.
  • Acts as a resource person/key operator for coworkers, customers and patients for technical questions. Demonstrates an expanded knowledge of technical and administrative tasks beyond normal technical operations.
  • Reports accurate results while minimizing the number of corrected reports not attributed to auto-verification or specimen conditions beyond technical control.
  • Adheres to regulatory agency guidelines (e.g. CAP, The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, OSHA, State, FDA, AABB, etc.).
  • Demonstrates knowledge performing special procedures per department and based on competency assessment specific to those procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as needed.