Per Diem Clinical Lab Technologist - Blood Bank
As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada’s highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.
We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.
Independently performs complex and sophisticated laboratory analysis according to established laboratory protocols and procedures to include, but not limited to: patient test results; calibration of equipment; quality control; preventative maintenance; troubleshooting of instruments; method validation studies; result calculations; etc. Provides meaningful data that may be used by a physician in determining the presence, extent, cause and treatment of disease. Ensures accurate test results and communication when appropriate. Assists in the training of new staff, competency of staff, and education of students performing departmental clinical rotations. The work includes the use of microscopes, chemicals, computers, complex laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
Meets the requirements to be licensed as a Medical Technologist (NAC 652.420) or Specialty Technologist (NAC 652.483) in the State of Nevada.
Employees working in the Transfusion Service must pass the background and/or security investigations and maintain clearance per the State of Nevada and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
A valid State of Nevada license as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Specialty Technologist is required or temporary employment for a period NOT exceeding six (6) months may be granted with documentation that the application for license process has been initiated. Failure to obtain and/or maintain licensure will result in termination of employment.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
- Recent documented experience in a Hospital / Acute Care Laboratory.
- 3+ years recent documented Transfusion/Blood Bank experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Anatomy; proper laboratory techniques, including infection and disease control measures; medical technology related specifically to the department; proper handling and disposal of biohazardous waste; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; infection control policies and practices; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Applying phlebotomy techniques; applying procedures for emergency situations; applying customer service principles; analyzing blood, urine and other body fluid samples; using laboratory microscopes; troubleshooting and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment; applying quality controls to laboratory procedures; interpreting laboratory test results and identifying abnormalities; Using a computer and a variety of software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials including a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or an eligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.