Processes patient, QC and proficiency samples using manual and/or automated methods; performs a wide variety of tests, independently and with strict adherence to written protocols in all areas of the department; prioritizes workflow to ensure that acceptable standards of turn-around-time for Stat and routine specimens are maintained; confirms and notifies all critical values in a timely manner. Reviews, evaluates, and interprets test results, and come to a reasonable conclusion as to the validity of those results before verifying them. Maintains a working knowledge of the limitations of the test procedures and the course of action to be taken to resolve such limitations. Performs all routine daily, weekly, and monthly quality control and maintenance on schedule and without supervision. Demonstrates familiarity with basic troubleshooting procedures and uses them appropriately. Takes initiative to contact vendor for technical assistance and troubleshooting as needed. Accurately reports test results and related technical and non-technical information to physicians, and other appropriate Medical Center personnel following established laboratory guidelines. Reports technical and non-technical worked related problems to the appropriate laboratory personnel in a timely manner. Demonstrates familiarity and competency with all computer (LIS) functions relevant to his/her job. Participates in Quality Assurance activities, including, but not limited to, performing proficiency testing, performing internal assessments, initiating event reports, and reviewing new/revised policies and procedures. Participates in at least four laboratory related continuing education exercises annually. Assists in the teaching and training of new employees, students and physicians, which may include providing lectures on theories, principles and concepts of clinical laboratory science and practical applications via bench work. Assists with assessment of reagent and supply inventory and uncrating and re-stocking of reagents and supplies. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.