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Lighthouse Lab Services is representing a lab that is looking for Molecular Technologist to join their team in the Knoxville area!  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to take the next step in their career. 

Position Summary:
Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis of disease. Responsible for the operation of the laboratory.

Essential Functions:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
– Organizes work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.
– Perform technical laboratory functions analyzing body fluids.
– Logging data into Laboratory Information Management System software.
– Report test results following clinic protocols alerting the Lab Director and Director of Laboratory Operations about abnormal results.
– Ensure quality control in collecting specimens, ensure appropriate sampling, maintain accurate record keeping, run standards and controls, verify equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting; calibrate equipment using approved testing procedures; monitor quality control measures and protocols.
– Maintain laboratory equipment. Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
– Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
– Conserve laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
– Comply with all laboratory policies and OSHA regulations related to safety, cleanliness and infection control.
– Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols; following identification procedures.
– Maintain patient confidence and protects the hospital by keeping laboratory information confidential
– Serve as a back-up to the Director of Laboratory Operations as needed.
– Adhere to professional standards, laboratory policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and CLIA standards.
– Willing to work evenings, weekends, and irregular hours.
– Perform all other duties as assigned.

Competencies:
– Knowledge of medical laboratory principles, standards, applications and tests.
– Knowledge of medical laboratory safety, cleanliness and infection control policies and regulations.
– Knowledge of medical laboratory equipment uses and maintenance.
– Accuracy –Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
– Communication –Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
– Computer Skills –Proficient ability to use a computer and electronic medical record.
– Confidentiality –Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality. Comply with all HIPAA regulations.
– Customer Service Oriented –Friendly, cheerful and helpful to patients and colleagues while following office policies and procedures.
– Detail Oriented –Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
– Flexibility –Ability to adapt easily to changing conditions and work responsibilities.
– Positivity–Display a positive attitude and is a positive agent for change.
– Teamwork –Work as part of a team and collaborate with co-workers.
– Working Under Pressure –Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Education and Experience:
– Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, biological science, or clinical laboratory
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Medical laboratory experience: at least 2 years preferred
– Advanced knowledge of biology and chemistry.
– Outstanding presentation and analytical abilities,
– Exceptional problem-solving and critical thinking.
– Ability to perform high-complexity testing.
– Ability to multitask

Certification and Licensure:
– ASCP, or AMT certification required

Work Environment:
– Environmentally controlled laboratory environment
– Fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations
– Exposure to bodily fluids
– Possible exposure to infectious specimens, communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a laboratory and medical office environment
– Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, a lab coat, and a mask
– Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public

Physical Demands:
– Frequent standing, walking, grasping, carrying and speaking
– Occasional sitting, reaching, bending and stooping
– Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 20 pounds, with assistance if needed
– Frequent use of computer, keyboard, copy and fax machine and phone

About Us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has more than 16 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry-level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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