We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!This job receives and prepares specimens according to standard protocols and procedures. Performs analytical laboratory tests and calculations according to section requirements and protocols, performs quality control procedures required for test performance, calibrates, and maintains and monitors laboratory equipment.
Required - Associates degree in a related field
Preferred - Bachelor's degree
Required - None.
Required - Current applicable state license or temporary license as Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Technician, Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Generalist, or Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Specialist
Meets Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) requirements for testing personnel relative to scope of duties
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist
Any incumbents certified by ASCP on or after January 1, 2004 must successfully complete the requirements of the ASCP’s Certification Maintenance Program
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
• Performs specimen testing with minimal errors within established time frames under the direction of a general supervisor.
• As required, performs phlebotomy procedures following departmental protocol, ensuring a high level of patient satisfaction.
• Performs quality control and instrument maintenance/troubleshooting.
• Follows safety guidelines as outlined for department/institution and documents instances appropriately.
• Accommodates the special needs of the organization by volunteering to do any work/task when staffing shortages occur in technical and non-technical areas due to inclement weather, electrical power outages, computer downtime or other situations.
• Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.