Are you looking for a career and not just a job in the Medical field? Virginia Cancer Specialists, an affiliate of McKesson Specialty Health and US Oncology, a leader in Cancer care, is seeking an On-Call (PRN) Medical Lab Tech for our Fairfax office.
Is responsible for accurately performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures including moderate and high complexity laboratory tests. Initiates and follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Performs specimen collection and assists with patient flow as needed. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Assists with performing phlebotomy and collecting appropriate specimens from patients as ordered. Assures pre-authorization and completes appropriate consent forms (ABN) prior to collection of limited coverage tests. -Assists with special procedures as needed (i.e. bone marrows in the room). -Follows the laboratory*s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results. Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house. Processes incoming orders for lab testing including reference laboratory specimens. -Performs specimen analysis of all Chemistry, Hematology and Immunology specimens. -Maintains and operates all laboratory equipment. Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated. -Adheres to the laboratory*s quality control policies and documents all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance. Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrators and reagents. -Participates in proficiency testing by performing sample analysis and reporting results at least once a year. -Prepares peripheral blood smear and performs complete WBC differential. -Performs microscopic examination of urinary sediment -Records results on appropriate worksheet and computer system and performs file maintenance. Processes specimens for send-out testing. -Follows the laboratory*s policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory*s established acceptable levels of performance. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either corrects the problem or notifies supervisor. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory*s established performance specifications. -Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists. Verifies all critical results and documents with accurate follow-up. -Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing. Prepares reagents, stains and other chemical solutions as needed. Restocks the laboratory area as needed. -Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting. -Charts patient results in a timely manner as needed. -Properly identify and band patients for blood product transfusion. Processes properly labeled specimens according to local bloodbank policy. -Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures. -Complies with applicable regulatory agency standards. -Properly disposes of hazardous materials. -Maintains a clean working environment. -Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.
Associates Degree required. Current state license if required. AMT, ASCP or equivalent certification preferred but not required. Position requires 3-7 years experience.
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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Category: Clinical *HEC
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: MCKEA00878109
About US Oncology Network
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. We empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
- 25 years of oncology practice management expertise
- Leader in value-based cancer care with over 900 physicians participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare
- Innovation Oncology Care Model – one fourth of the entire population of physicians nationwide
- Over 1,400 affiliated physicians
- More than 450 cancer treatment center locations across the United States
- Over 995,000 patients treated annually