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Associate Clinical Lab Technologist (Chemistry)

Job Code

30000935

Basic Function

Performs a wide variety of laboratory chemical, microscopic and/or bacteriologic tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Scope
  • Working in Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Clinical Laboratory Services Section/Medical & Technical Support Services department in Dhahran, Al Hasa, Ras Tanura, Abqaiq and Udhailiyah (HA, RT, ABQ and UDH) under direction and supervision of Clinical Laboratory Technologist Specialist. 
  • Technologists deal with infectious samples, examining microorganisms for medical purposes while exercising the best safety measures to minimize the risk of any hazardous accidents.
  • Dhahran Medical Technologist may rotate through the various areas within the laboratory in order to be familiar with the different lab procedures/tests performed throughout the lab especially when working shifts. 
  • District Medical Technologist performs a variety of clinical tests in a combination of areas of specialization.
Principal Contacts

Has daily direct contact with triage/collection lab for specimen collection, and with physicians/nurses   or other healthcare workers such as infection control and epidemiology in order to collaborate results and attend to questions/concerns about specimens, communicable/reportable diseases and laboratory reports.  Report to Technical Supervisor

Principal Duties
  • All techs should be familiar with Laboratory interface system (LIS), daily Quality Control (QC), Calibration and Preventive Maintenance (PM) activities along with basic troubleshooting of instruments.
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of instrumentation as assigned.
  • Performs monitoring, recording waste and inventory of supply items.
  • Performs and effectively evaluates & documents the quality control for each procedure performed.
  • Demonstrates general knowledge and understanding of QC by effectively using the appropriate   QC guidelines and follow up.
  • Responsible for performing and reporting internal and external proficiency following the same guidelines and care used with patient specimens.
  • Maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example Centrifuges and pipettes.   
  • Performs all functions that are required for the laboratory to maintain and meet the standards specified by accrediting agencies such as College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission International (JCI) , American Association for Blood Bank (AABB), Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions(CBAHI)
  • Maintains clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and procedures.
Principal Duties (cont'd)

Chemistry:

  • Patient’s samples to determine whether specimen collection process including patient identification were performed appropriately.
  • Performs all routine Chemistry tests using automated analyzers or manual techniques.
  • Able to interpret Chemistry test’s results, take proper action and decision to either accept or reject results.
  • Evaluate historical data, search and resolve discrepancies before continuing with result verification.
  • Identify unusual results or discrepancies/conditions which cause erroneous results; take appropriate action to make corrections and solve problems; advice on course of action to follow when results are unacceptable. Brings unresolved problems to the attention of unit manager.
  • Report Critical Values to ordering physician/nurse in charge immediately upon their completion and document this according to Lab policies and procedures.
  • Operates and maintains sophisticated instruments and equipment used in G. Chemistry Unit, able to properly set up, calibrate, maintain, operate and shut down such instruments. Maintains competence in Laboratory Information System that is crucial to the quality operations of the laboratory and patient care.
  • Apply quality control & quality assurance procedures and practices when performing reagent preparation and use equipment assembly and performance.
  • Performs and records periodic quality control analysis, instrument function checks and preventive maintenance procedures following approved policy.
  • Actively participates in Quality Improvement Programs essential to ensure that laboratory testing is accurate, timely and meets customer needs.
  • Able to interpret Special Chemistry test’s results, take proper action and decision to either accept or reject results.

 

Environmental chemistry:

  • Set up, operate, and calibrate medical equipment and records & update all temperature charts.
  • Receive samples. Prepare and number samples for analysis.
  • Conduct a range of tests to determine the samples’ chemical makeup, contaminants, and other components with the help of technologist directions.
  • Report the results on the system after revisions by technologist.
  • Properly store samples to preserve them for further analysis;
  • Perform pipette calibrations and reagent preparations.
  • Perform breathing air cylinders and medical air testing.
  • Assists technologist in Oxygen purity testing from oxygen truck before unloading to the main storage.
Principal Duties (cont'd)

Other if applicable:

  • LIS Functions:  Must have full knowledge and proficiency on the day to day LIS functionalities employed in the section such as MEM, OEM, OER, PL, MIQ, IQ, REI, Transfusion and Donor Processing, etc.  Train the new-hires on the LIS functionalities used in the section as deem necessary.
  • Comply with the applicable JHAH Safety rules and policies, standard precautions and maintain safe work practices at all times.
  • Report injuries, spills, unsafe conditions, near misses and incidents immediately.
  • Maintain knowledge of Safety requirements including Emergency Response actions, Fire Training, mandatory Safety courses, BLS certification and participate in all required Safety drills.
Education

Bachelor's degree in medical technology or science program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) is required.

Experience
  • Up to 5 years’ experience in Clinical laboratory
  • Experience in basic laboratory practices including safety.
  • Completion of 1 year intership.
Certification/Other requirements as applicable
  • Saudi Commission for health specialties Licensure requirement must be met.
  • All medical technologists must be certified through the Board of Certification (BOC)
  • Good communication in oral and written English.
  • Good understanding of Clinical lab standards and policies.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of company policies and procedures, statistics and JHAH emergency disaster plans and response.
  • Acceptable level of analytical ability in order to complete tasks assigned, gather and interpret data from different courses, and resolve problems.
  • Must be qualified for the required Medical License.
  • Willing to work shift pattern as required (day, evening, night).
  • Willing to work overtime if required.
  •  Flexible, and willing to work in any Clinical laboratory District –wide (HA, RT, ABQ and UDH)

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