Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (MDL) is a CLIA certified clinical laboratory with multiple state licensing, specializing in state of the art, automated DNA based molecular analysis of a variety of chronic and infectious illnesses. MDL specializes and performs Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) with a larger menu of testing available in the field of infectious disease. Our main theme of research is in the field of Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, Infectious Arthritis, Tick-borne Diseases, Mycology, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
§ Unpack specimen deliveries
§ Properly count/compare the courier & field service technician specimens to route sheets
§ Correctly identify all necessary information on a test requisition form
§ Match information on the test requisition with information on the collection vial for accuracy
§ Identify correct documentation and procedures for missing or discrepant information
§ Demonstrate proper use of dMDL
§ Properly collate all paperwork received with specimen including requisition, checks, credit card forms, insurance card copies and prescriptions
§ Demonstrate proper use of MDL test codes and panels
§ Accession multiple types of specimens including blood, urine, swabs, CSF, synovial fluid, ticks, biopsies, etc.
§ Take pictures of specimen vial/container for QC purposes
§ Print labels and affix to specimen, requisition forms and accompanying documentation
§ Sort and prepare all paperwork for scanning; scan all paperwork
§ Sort samples in ascending order, as well as set up samples according to an XG sheet
§ Properly locate a sample requested by the clinical lab, quality control, or the SRC department
§ Complete any paperwork from QC/SRC
§ Archive and file all paperwork
§ Demonstrate proper use of a Sample Scan 96
§ Print labels for plates, preparing them to be scanned
§ Take temperatures of the clinical lab
§ Record data and organize documentation
§ Organize and maintain lab storage, samples and specimens
§ Prepare equipment and work space
§ Sanitize and sterilize equipment and workspace
§ Perform routine equipment preventative maintenance and thermometer calibrations; record data and results and report results and variations to supervisor
§ Prepare and aliquot reagents; make master-mix
§ Pour microbiology plates and perform sterility and growth promotion testing
§ Perform clerical and administrative duties as needed
§ Assist laboratory staff in daily activities or additional duties as delegated.
§ Performs other similar or related duties as required or assigned.
§ Assures activities are conducted in a safe manner and materials are handled according to safety guidelines. Follow all health and safety regulations when handling laboratory specimens.
§ Assures customer privacy is maintained at all times.
§ Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
§ Assures information is delivered in a manner that is supportive, timely and understandable.
§ Initiative is demonstrated to proactively diagnose and resolve problems.
§ Productive work habits are consistently displayed.
§ Accuracy and quality are maintained for all activities.
Job Qualifications: General Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s) required
§ Clinical Laboratory Accessioner training
§ Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently