MLS or MLT Categorical Equivalent Certification and Medical Technologist or Technician Licensure in the state of Tennessee. Allowed 120 days to obtain State of Tennessee categorical equivalent license. Considered 'in training' prior to license approval and 1 year of relevant work experience
License as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, generalist, Medical Laboratory Technician, or categorical, or
- Successful completion of CAHEA or NAACLS accredited medical laboratory science program or BS degree, or AS degree from an accredited institution with major in a biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science, or Equivalent education and experience per CLIA and the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (1200-067-01-.22) for personnel performing high complexity testing, and ASCP or AMT medical laboratory scientist generalist, medical laboratory technician, or categorical certification, or equivalent certification. Allowed 120 days to obtain State of Tennessee license. Considered ‘in training' prior to license approval.
- Prior diagnostic laboratory Core and Chemistry benchwork with high volumes and demanding turnaround times
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.
- Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
- Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
- Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
- Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
- Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
- Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
- Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
- Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
- Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
- Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
- Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
- Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
- Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
- Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
- Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
- Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
- Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
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