UNIV - Laboratory Technologist II - Psychiatry: Clinical Neurobiology Lab

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Psychiatry
Sub Department: UNIV-2262220-Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Classified
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Laboratory Services, Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 5: $32,838.00 - $46,799.00 - $60,760.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:
10Trains and updates subordinates on the theory/operation of equipment/usage and the test protocols. Ensures economical use of instrumentation and supplies and provides accurate tests in a timely manner, while ensuring lab testing and reporting is in compliance with all regulations. Assists with evaluating clinically relevant methods for improvement and/or expansion services. Learns and follows all applicable safety regulations and “Universal Precautions”. Meets regularly with lab staff to discuss work flow, scheduling, and supplies. Performs work assigned in other areas of the lab as deemed necessary and appropriate by the manager. Without additional instructions or supervision, expedites screenings/confirmation testing for clinicians to use for essential reports (legal purposes, data and treatment plans).Essential
10Up front collections to patient accounts, collect on outstanding patient balances for MUSC PC and MUSCP. Perform end of day procedures. Post all personal and mail in payment to accounts. Answer any questions relating to patient’s accounts. Make referrals as necessary. Monitors/takes requests for lab supplies, places orders. Trains others in all processes and duties and ensures complete coverage for absences.Essential
20Maintains current and up-to-date knowledge and skills related to patient treatment. Completes MUSC required annual training. Seeks appropriate learning opportunities. Able to perform these tasks as well as supervise subordinate in the following: Greet patients promptly, Receive accurate and updated demographic information on all patients to include insurance and authorizations, Set up patient demographics, insurance and case information on computer system, Schedule appointments and answer incoming calls, Prepare daily schedules, Answer any questions relating to patient’s account, Is flexible and completes job duties (witnessing, scheduling, and labeling specimens) outside of normal clinic/scheduled hours. This flexibility ensures that patients have certain requirements met for programs or insurance purposes.Essential
20Performs, and supervises others in the performance of these duties, moderate and high complexity testing utilizing automated and non-automated methodologies. Interprets data on clinical and quality control samples; reports results according to laboratory operating procedures. Collects patient samples using acceptable collection procedures and aseptic technique. Collects grant and contract specimens according to proper laboratory policies and protocol. Uses proper procedures to ensure the accurate identification of patients and patient’s samples. Completes sensitive observed collections of female patients to ensure accuracy as needed and coordinates witnessed collections for male patients via clinical staff to ensure unaltered specimens. Assists with Antabuse administration observations for new CDAP observed Antabuse clinic. Follows up with clinicians on patient’s progress and adherence to program.Essential
20Prepares specimens for shipment, analysis, or long term storage. Performs specimen collection, report distribution, and report delivery rounds as assigned. Transport specimens to the lab as required by procedures or within one hour of collection. Compiles/illustrates daily logs which include urine drug screen preliminary results, patient demographics (for secondary precautions such as system temporarily unavailable, or collection date vs. result date). Supervises others in the direction of these duties.Essential
20Recognizes investigates, and solves complex issues related to all phases of testing; documents appropriately. Performs and documents instrument system checks and maintenance procedures as scheduled, identifies and troubleshoots unacceptable performances. Maintains laboratory records. Performs analytical procedures. Interprets data on clinical and quality control samples; reports results according to laboratory operating procedures. Notifies designated personnel of any problems. Performs system checks and maintenance procedures according to schedule and documents findings with rare exceptions. Releases ordered tests in on-line lab computer system following appropriate procedures. Supervises/directs trainee in the performance of these duties. Ensures lab testing and billing is in compliance with all departmental policies and regulations. Assists in collecting data in support of the lab’s quality assurance program and institutes patient satisfaction surveys. Compiles urine drug screen data from EPIC to Excel workbook for clinical team treatment meetings and uses knowledge of service/area to summarize data for clinical staff to ensure patients are adhering to assigned treatment plan(s) and review behavior in one on one session.Essential

Job summary: The Laboratory Technologist II for IOP Laboratory Services reports to the Laboratory Manager. With minimal supervision, will maintain operational knowledge of advanced lab equipment, perform IDX patient registrations; perform specimen collection (phlebotomy) in accordance with laboratory accreditation and compliance regulations; document QC, PI, maintenance, and accurately and timely complete patient sample Order Entry, Release and Labeling from online lab computer system. May perform highly complex lab procedures, maintain all supplies, transport specimens and prepare/distribute reports. Will provide supervision to others in the performance of these duties as well.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 5: $32,838.00 - $46,799.00 - $60,760.00 (min - mid - max)

FLSA: To Be Determined

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree in a related medical or scientific discipline; or an associate degree or equivalent technical training in a related medical, scientific or technical discipline and two years journey-level work experience in a related field.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred: Excellent interpersonal skills required. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Must possess effective communication skills. Ability to work independently or in a group setting. Effective communication through speech and hearing is necessary. Computer literacy required.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent)

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