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    Summary

    This is considered the full performance level for nonsupervisory positions. An MT/CLS at this level develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Candidate must have experience Microbiology/Molecular.

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    Responsibilities

    • Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician occupation.
    • In addition, performs advanced and complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
    • Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements.
    • Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Diagnoses, deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction.
    • Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective action s related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement.
    • Adheres to practices and regulations governing bio-safety and bio-security in the workplace.
    • Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions.
    • Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results. Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures.
    • Evaluates and implements new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference interval s using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge.
    • Interprets findings and makes recommendations.
    • Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory' s in-service/continuing education program.
    • Communicates effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member. Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others). Provides direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing.
    • Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines.
    • Work Schedule: Full-Time 8 hour shifts with schedule between 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday with rotating weekends and holidays.
    • Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589664700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.