Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry
We are currently searching for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures.
- Perform both routine and specialized laboratory procedures of moderate to high complexity on blood and body fluids in the Chemistry Service; including, but not limited to, specimen handling, specimen acceptability and processing, automated and manual chemistry assays, urinalysis, and blood gases.
- Record patient test results through a variety of data entry modes and retrieve information when necessary.
- Interpret results and relate them to the clinical history of the patient. Interact directly with patient care physicians in discussing the interpretation of test results and suggest follow up procedures, which may help answer clinical questions.
- Play a critical role in performing and adhering to Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Quality Improvement (QC/QA/QI) policies and procedures.
- Ensure compliance with Federal laws, regulations and guidelines, as well as State and agency requirements.
- Monitor, troubleshoot and initiate or take corrective action to maintain instrument function and quality, including detection of reagent problems and equipment malfunction. Calibrate, standardize, adjust, and maintain instruments. Identify the cause of common problems and mistakes and make simple repairs.
- Perform proficiency testing in the same manner as patient specimens.
- Adhere to safety procedures to minimize potential of hazardous spills or unnecessary contamination of the lab environment.
- Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; correct problem or notify senior staff; document all corrective actions taken.
- Organize daily work based on priorities and needs of the laboratory and patients.
- Assist in performing inventory, rotating stock, and maintaining the necessary logs
- Collaborate with staff to evaluate and/or develop new techniques; perform comparative studies with older technology; perform evaluations to determine new guidelines.
- Comply with accrediting and inspection agency requirements; participating in activities associated with the laboratory accreditation process.
- Comply with all hospital and laboratory mandatory trainings and competency assessments.
- Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
- Minimum of two (2) years full-time experience working in a clinical chemistry laboratory, or four (4) years of experience if working as a generalist with clinical chemistry duties included.
- Prior experience in mass spectrometry, HPLC, or protein electrophoresis preferred but not required.
- Ability to lift 10 – 30 pounds.
- Excellent hand-eye coordination.
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
Work will be performed up to 40 hours per week in 8-12 hour shifts per day. Work will be performed on a varied schedule per week and may include weekends, holidays, and/or shift work.
- Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.
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