Medical Laboratory Skills Checklist

  • Home
  • Medical Laboratory Skills Checklist

Medical Laboratory Skills Checklist

Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.

Medical Laboratory

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Blood bank
Chem
Hemo
Micro
Serol
Medical Laboratory

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Patient positioning(Procedure)
Fingerstick(Procedure)
Venipuncture(Procedure)
Warming the puncture site(Procedure)
Tourniquet application & removal(Procedure)
Decontamination of the puncture site(Procedure)
Tuberculosis exposure control plan(Procedure)
Post venipuncture site care(Procedure)
Order of tube collection(Procedure)
Arterial blood gas kits(Equipment)
Occult blood packets(Equipment)
Heel warmers(Equipment)
Pin worm kits(Equipment)
Serum separators (Equipment)
Blood culture preparation kits(Equipment)
Centrifuge(Equipment)
Capillary blood kits(Equipment)
Bacteria media(Equipment)
Drug screen kits(Equipment)
Ova parasite containers(Equipment)
Legal blood draw kits(Equipment)
Paternity blood draw kits(Equipment)
RSV kits(Equipment)
Chemistry

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Acetone analysis
Atomic absorption
B12/folates
CSF protein
Drug monitoring
Electrolytes
Electrophoresis
Gas chromatography
Hepatitis
Hormone testing
Immunoelectrophoresis
Include blood gas
Main chemistry unit
Osmolality
Stool analysis (fecal fats)
Thin layer chromatography
Thyroid testing
Tumor markers
RIA

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Background counts
Counters
Curves/regressions
Data reduction
Instrumentation/gamma
Radiation safety techniques
Scintillation counter
Blood Bank

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Antibody identification
Antibody titer
Blood irradiation
Component preparation
Direct(Coombs test)
Indirect(Coombs test)
Cross match(Coombs test)
Donor unit collections(Coombs test)
Emergency release(Coombs test)
Freezing blood(Coombs test)
Immediate spin cross match(Coombs test)
Patient identification(Coombs test)
Plasmapheresis (Coombs test)
Plateletpheresis(Coombs test)
Procedures(Coombs test)
Rhogam(Coombs test)
Antigen typing(Coombs test)
Type, RH (Coombs test)
Microbiology/Virology

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Concentration techniques
Identification
Acid fast stain (fluorescent)
Acid fast stain (kinyoun)
Anaerobic culture
Anaerobic identification
Blood culture
C. difficile assay
Cell culture technique (viral)
Chlamydia culture
Chlamydia smear
Culture plating
Darkfield
Gram stain
India ink
KOH prep
Malarial examination
Myobacteria culture
Occult blood
Organism identification
Ova & parasite concentration
Trichcone
Wet mount
K.B.(Sensitives)
M.I.C. (Sensitives)
Virus isolation(Sensitives)
Wet mount-motility(Sensitives)
Urinalysis

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Automated instrumentation:
Large volume automation equipment
Small volume automation equipment
Crystal identification
Macroscopic U.A
Microscopic U.A
Semen analysis
Hematology

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Bleeding time
Body fluid count
CBC
D-dimer
Differential
Eosinophil count
Factor assays
Fetal hemoglobin
Fibrin split products/FDP
Fibrinogen
Lee-White clotting time
Platelet aggregation
Platelet count
PT & PTT
Reticulocyte count
Sedimentation rate
Special stains (PAS, peroxidase, leukocyte alkaline phosphatase)
Sickle cell prep
Thrombin time
Serology / Immunology

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ANA
ASO titer
C3, C4, total complement
Cold agglutinins
C-reactive protein
ELISA testing
Febrile agglutinations
Fluorescent testing
FTA-ABS
Hemagglutination inhibition
LE cell prep
Monospot
Pregnancy testing
Radial immuno diffusion
Rheumatoid factor
RPR
Rubella serology
TORCH studies
National Patient Safety Goals

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Accurate patient identification
Labeling
Effective communication
Infection control
Quality control/quality assurance
Assist with On-site procedure
Age Specific Competencies

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Newborn / neonate (Birth-30 days)
Infant (31 days-1 year)
Toddler (2-3 years)
Preschool (ages 4-5 years)
School Age (ages 6-12 years)
Adolescents (ages 13-21 years)
Young Adult (ages 22-39 years)
Adults (ages 40-64 years)
Older Adult (ages 65-79 years)
Elderly (80+ years)
Please list any Additional Skills:

Additional training:

Additional training:

I hereby certify that ALL information I have provided on this skills checklist, is true and accurate. I understand and acknowledge that any misrepresentation or omission may result in disqualification from employment and/or immediate termination.