SPHERION Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist in MADISON, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Spherion is recruiting for a Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist I for Exact Sciences! This position provides services of technical nature in the laboratory service areas. Performs complex laboratory tests in the clinical laboratory to provide physicians with rapid and accurate laboratory test results. Duties include; processing of specimens in the laboratory, performance of moderate, and highly complex analytical process, establishing performing and documenting quality assurance, quality control and equipment maintenance, recognizing problems and assisting the Clinical Laboratory Supervisor in identifying causes, confirming and verifying results, principles, and instruments, correlating and interpreting data based on knowledge of factors affecting test results, data handling and input, answering the telephone. Technical Skills: Performs moderate, and/or highly complex analytic processes without direct supervision. Uses routine and specialized automated and non-automated laboratory procedures and/or techniques for which he/she is qualified, trained, and demonstrates competency according to established lab section operating procedures. Operates laboratory instruments and ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment. Completes required maintenance activities on equipment, recognizes and elevates potential issues to the team members responsible. Reports service needs to supervisor for resolution. Maintains records and documentation of maintenance. Calibrates laboratory instruments to ensure accuracy of test results. Performs quality control procedures as specified and maintains quality control records and documentation necessary to meet the standards of accrediting agencies. Understands appropriate specimen collection, handling and transport procedures. Prepares specimens for analysis and determines acceptability of samples within guidelines. Assists in developing procedures for specimen collection, handling and transport to maintain specimen integrity and viability. Verifies accuracy, and enters data in the laboratory computer system, along with appropriate explanatory or interpretive information. Meets all section turn-around times. Knowledge Base: Complies with safety and hazard regulations as outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Safety Manual. Failure to follow safety protocols will result in disciplinary action. Understands, maintains and enforces safety guidelines. Recognizes and reports abnormal results. Recognizes unexpected results, errors and problems with patient tests. Has knowledge of the theory of laboratory procedures. Identifies technical, instrumental and/or physiologic causes of unexpected test results. Assists the supervisor and Clinical Laboratory Supervisor developing solutions to problems based on knowledge of biochemical theory/reactions, patient diagnosis and instrument performance. Judgment/Analytical Decision Making: Performs analytical and decision making functions without direct supervision. Prioritizes order of testing based on priority of request, workload and testing schedules to meet turn-around times. Coordinates general work flow in assigned area. Differentiates technical, instrumental and/or physiologic causes for unexpected test results. Resolves and documents resolution of all QC results which fail lab criteria and institutes corrective action. Evaluates instrument/method failure. Teaching/Training: Responds to technical questions consistent with level of training. Participates in continuing education and staff meetings. Prepares and presents continuing education programs for department personnel as requested. Responsible for own professional development. Assists on training new employees. Assists in verifying competency of new employees. Administration: Maintains adequate inventory of reagents and supplies. Discards outdated reagents according to section policy. Performs inventory counts as requested. ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND Q ALIFICATIONS: Necessary Education & Experience: B.S. / B.A. degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology or in the chemical or biological sciences. Must satisfy the education requirements of the applicable certifying agency, i.e. ASCP. Appropriate certification from one of the nationally recognized certification agencies, i.e. ASCP or state licensure that has been determined to be equivalent. Desired Characteristics: One year relevant experience in a clinical laboratory. Experience in molecular testing desired. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability to lift and move 20-40 pounds on an occasional basis (up to 25% of time). Ability to stand, walk, bend and reach on a regular basis (standing 50% of time; sitting 50% of time). Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height. Ability to listen and speak on the telephone and write simultaneously. Ability to operate telephone system and computer keyboard and mouse. Position requires work in normal laboratory environment. Special uniform and personal protective equipment is required while working in the laboratory. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: E-Mail a Rsum: careersmadison@spherion.com This position is listed by a private employment agency. The agency is the legal employer. No fee will be charged of the job applicant.