The Technologist I, Medical (Lab) position performs complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment,and prevention of disease following established laboratory policy and procedures. Evaluates and interprets laboratory test results. Maintains accurate records, laboratory workspace, and laboratory equipment. This position reports to the Manager/Supervisor, Laboratory (Lab)
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs testing on blood, urine, body fluids, or other specimens according to standard operating procedures in the area assigned
Analyzes lab results to check for accuracy and ensure promptness of test results utilizing theoretical and working knowledge of good laboratory practices
Reviews and releases test results into laboratory information system (LIS).
Identifies, researches, and follows-up on events, deviations or other issues and concerns with specimens and requisitions
Consults with supervisor/manager/designee regarding questionable results or deviations from standard laboratory procedures when appropriate
Follows established procedure for reporting critical results (alert values)
Performs and documents all QC maintenance and troubleshooting procedures
Operates, calibrates, and maintains equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis
Participates in required Proficiency Testing programs 5%
Reviews workflow reports, and communicates pending work and any other issues to the next shift
Practices infection control, bio-hazardous and safety precautions; keeps work area clean and organized
6. Other duties as assigned.
About DaVita Laboratories
DaVita Labs is a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory delivering timely, accurate lab results focused primarily on kidney care with a relentless commitment to quality. We serve more than 180,000 patients and perform 52 million renal tests annually. We make a difference. We enjoy what we do. Our teammates are best in class professionals who enjoy a challenging yet rewarding work environment where fun and hard work intermingle every day. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and a place to call home. As a labs teammate, you become a member of our community and you also become a citizen of something bigger, something great, and something unique - the DaVita Village. With the backing of the overall DaVita brand, we are on an exciting trajectory.
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Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:
- A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
- Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
- Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
- Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
- A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
- Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.
Want to make an impact in Healthcare? Through science, technology, quality and education, we are committed to expanding discovery and empowering lives. This empowerment comes in many forms. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and place to call home.
Specialized Experience, Education, Training, or Qualifications
- Bachelor degree in Medical Technology, biological sciences or related field
- Basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft office
- Six (6) years plus experience is required to work un-supervised
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
- Current State of Florida license as a technologist in the related specialty
- Certified by a professional laboratory certifying agency
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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