To perform and participate in specialized technical laboratory procedures of a difficult nature in one or more Pathology laboratory areas. Perform lab tests and procedures, with minimal supervision, on body fluids, tissues and specimens for diagnosis and treatment of patients with accuracy and precision according to the College of American Pathology (CAP) regulations for laboratory operations, quality control and safety. Set up, operate and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Dispose of or properly handle biological, radioactive and/or hazardous waste in a manner that is consistent with laboratory, university, state or federal government policy.
Perform specimen identification and accessioning following lab guidelines. Recognize abnormal test results, improper quality control results and instrument malfunction and report them to supervisor. Keep records in appropriate logs and files in order to have complete records of tests run in the lab and for the generation of lab test results. Must be able to operate fire extinguisher. Operate delicate lab instruments according to set safety and operational procedures.
Check reagents and supplies on instrument in order to replace outdated items, replace empty reagents and empty waste products. Demonstrate knowledge of technical skills necessary to perform computation of project results. Call patient results to floors and/or notify physicians or designated personnel of all panic values.
Sample prep and set up. Perform and release results. Phone, QC, instrument troubleshooting. Applicants must possess strong analytical and presentations skills with the ability to interact with multiple parties throughout University of Missouri Health Care System.
A Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science, or
A Bachelor's degree in an Allied Health area of Concentration (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) plus registration as a Medical Technologist by the ASCP, AMT, NCA, or HEW/HHS, or
Verbal - must report results to physicians, nurses or the floors. Mathematical skills. Ability to write legibly. Must have fine motor skills. Perform specialized lab procedures on body fluids, tissues and specimens. Interpret lab manual. Manual dexterity. Optically inclined - must be able to interpret test results through a microscope. Must be able to pick up and distribute reports to the floors.
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As part of the state’s premier academic medical center, University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals at MU Health ...Care.
The comprehensive health care network began when University Hospital opened in Columbia in 1956. Today, MU Health Care consists of University Hospital and Clinics, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and the Missouri Psychiatric Center, all based in Columbia, as well as 51 clinics.
Located in central Missouri, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri, and consistently ranked nationally as one of the most desirable places to live. This unique city combines the quality and culture of larger metropolitan areas, with lower housing costs, excellent schools and beautiful neighborhoods. A highly competitive salary, outstanding benefits package, which includes generous retirement and vacation plans, and tuition assistance for employees and family members accompany this position.