Cambridge $60,000 - $70,000 Permanent
Refer problems and unusual results to appropriate personnel for further analysis and resolution.
Provide clerical and support services as needed, including responding to customer needs and requests.
Participate in proficiency testing of unknown samples and engage in internal and external continuing education activities.
Take part in continuing education programs relevant to the laboratory field.
Receive blood specimens sent to the laboratory, label them with laboratory computer numbers, and log the information into the computer system.
Separate specimens and send them to the appropriate testing station.
Quantitatively measure blood using pipettes and make necessary dilutions following standard procedures.
Perform automated testing of various parameters, including CBC, platelet, retic, autodiff, body fluid counts, ESR, PT, PTT, Fibrinogen, D-Dimer, urinalysis (macro and micro), and cytospin body fluid diff preparation.
Conduct spun hematocrits using a micro-capillary centrifuge, perform microscopic urinalysis, hemocytometer WBC, CSF and body fluid counts, joint fluid testing for crystals, and microscopic differential cell counts.
Prepare slides for staining.
Consult with supervisory technologists or hematologists/pathologists regarding challenging analyses or abnormal findings.
Possess knowledge of normal and abnormal white blood cells, as well as red blood cell and platelet morphology.
Demonstrate understanding of cells found in body fluid samples.
Apply standard laboratory math and calculations to complete various work assignments.
Prepare reagents and controls for blood, urine, and body fluid tests, utilizing pipetting skills.
BS or BA in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science or chemical, physical, or biological science from an accredited college required
ASCP Certified or Eligible.