Quad/Graphics Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS or Clinical Laboratory Technician CLT - PRN HII Newport News, VA in Newport News, Virginia

QuadMed's dedicated health professionals focus on wellness and prevention, putting the patient at the center. Working as a team, we deliver high quality, integrated care while controlling ever-growing costs. QuadMed is an innovative leader in employer healthcare solutions, one of the fastest growing providers in the country. In partnership with our patients and the companies we serve, our mission is to create a culture of health.

The clinical laboratory scientist is responsible for performing tests and reporting results to the physician for use in diagnosis, treatment and/or monitoring treatment of diseases.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs patient and Quality Control (QC) testing, develops skills and maintains competency in all assigned laboratory areas.

Patient tests and Quality Control (QC) material tests are performed and results reported in accordance with Federal and/or State regulations. Critical values are reported and documented per medical laboratory procedures. Workload is prioritized and managed to meet expected turn-around-times (TAT). Competence is maintained, and new skills are added as technologies change. Maintains proper inventories and correctly uses supplies and reagents.

Inventory needs are communicated in a timely manner. Reagents are received, stored, and quality is verified properly prior to use following departmental policy and procedure. Reagents and supplies are utilized according to manufacturer and/or procedural instructions. Disposal of reagents and supplies is in accordance with safety guidelines. Performs advanced equipment trouble-shooting and equipment maintenance.

Routine and complex instrument maintenance is performed and documented on a scheduled basis, consistent with department policy. Instrument malfunctions are recognized and trouble-shooting procedures are initiated in a timely manner and reported to the Laboratory Manager. Manufacturer’s Technical Service is contacted for resolution as needed to maintain workflow and to schedule repairs. Necessary procedures are followed before utilizing equipment after service. Workstations are restocked with supplies to maintain a consistent workflow. Specimen status (pending log, problems, critical values, etc.) is communicated to the appropriate person(s). Participates in quality, safety, and compliance programs.

Quality issues are reported promptly and accurately. Suggestions for process improvement, planning, and development are made. Compliance guidelines are applied to all testing and reporting activities. Performs phlebotomy: capillary punctures, and venipunctures as appropriate for patients of all ages requiring the procedure.
Follows established safety practices including biohazards, exposure control plan (blood-borne pathogens), infection control to include universal precautions, employee right to know (hazardous chemicals), and chemical hygiene standard. Promotes effective working relationships as part of a team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives. Attends all in-service and continuing education as required by health and wellness center, policy, and licensure requirements. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment. Maintains strict confidentiality of Personal Health Information and adheres to HIPAA regulations.

JOB REQUIREMENTS Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis

Education:

Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or related science required Experience:

Phlebotomy experience required

Two years in a clinical laboratory environment preferred Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Certification as a medical technologist by the Board of Registry of ASCP or the National Certification Agency (NCA or American Medical Technology and licensure required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Personable, friendly, team orientated

Organized, accurate and detail oriented

Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients and providers

Bilingual a plus

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more. In select states, patient care is provided by an independent physician-owned corporation.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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