The Clinical Pathology Laboratory is responsible for providing accurate, timely diagnostic test results for patients of the hospitals that are part of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as test results for research animals. Laboratory testing includes hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis, fluid analysis/cytology, blood banking, and miscellaneous test procedures. Laboratory personnel also play a role in the education of veterinary hospital staff on the principles of diagnostic testing and good preanalytic specimen handling.
What You'll Do
The Medicial technologist is responsibile for:
- Performance of all laboratory testing procedures, including
- CBC and manual differential
- Clinical chemistry
- Coagulation, blood type and crossmatch
- Other miscellaneous testing performed by the laboratory.
- Customer service including interations with clinicians, technicians and students
- Clerical tasks including sample accessioning, troubleshooting patient test orders, preparing sample shipment to outside labs, documenting laboratory maintenance and QC, writing or reviewing SOPs, remaining current on email communications.
- Miscellaneous task such as assigned projects, learning new skills, housekeeping
- Participation in student/intern/resident education regarding routine diagnostic tests may be involved and could include answering questions regarding patient samples and lab work, or instruction of students in a setting outside of the diagnostic lab.
Working either alone or cooperatively with other lab and hospital personnel will be expected while honoring expected turnaround times for patient testing.
Weekend, holiday and on call work will be required and scheduled on a rotating basis.
Flexibility in working hours will be necessary to help cover illness, vacation and other scheduling problems.
What We're Looking For
- AS or BS in a science-based program is required for this position.
- MLT or MT with certification and a strong understanding of a wide variety of diagnostic assays, quality control and troubleshooting is strongly preferred.
- At least 2 yrs of relevant experience is preferred (in either a human or veterinary diagnostic lab setting).
- Good communication and organizationnal skills are essential.
- The ability to work in a stressful environment in which multiple tasks must be performed simultaneously with accuracy and efficiency is also required.
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is necessary
Minimum $31.15, Midpoint $37.38, Maximum $43.60
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.