In conjunction with the Manager, this position ensures the technical, regulatory and quality components for the assigned section of the Laboratory. This position ensures that all work is organized and handled in accordance with the departmental protocols and serves as a resource to staff.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Espouses the principals of Lean Thinking and creates a work environment that positively promotes continuous process improvement. Explores opportunities to add value to job (innovative ideas) to benefit the organization and taking ownership of the outcome. Proactively finds other work-related tasks during low census.
Researches, develops and modifies procedures, performs technical review and monitoring of existing procedures. Creates standard operating procedures and associated forms. Maintains the management of multiple projects and ensures goals and timelines are met.
Serves as the primary point of contact for Quality Control (QC) for the assigned area including monitoring, analyzing data, recommending solutions and implementing actions. Serves as a technical consultant and resource. Actively participates in the laboratory quality plan/program (ex. investigative reports, notification of delays, etc.).
Provides technical expertise needed to establish compliance with any of the regulatory/accreditation agencies requirements related to testing, training and education, competency evaluation, proficiency testing, validation, and performance improvement. Participates in accrediting agency surveys.
Performs tests that require complex network of steps and variables, independent judgment, and interpretation while working the bench in any area of the department.
Anticipates and prevents problems independently by taking corrective actions before crises occur. Takes appropriate steps to resolve. Recognizes non-standard situations, notifies supervisor and, if applicable, documents all corrective actions taken when test systems or processes deviate from the laboratory’s established protocols.
Participates in department-specific improvement plans. Recognizes and responds to opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of service.
Assists in establishing workload priorities in order to ensure maximum workflow efficiency.
Participates in the evaluation of employees during training and performance reviews. Coordinates and participates in the training of new employees in assigned areas as well as provides educational opportunities for all staff.
Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. Conserves laboratory resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with course work sufficient to meet the requirements of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for certification as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Specialist or HEW (MT).
Two years’ experience working in an acute care facility as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist.
Preferred Experience: Previous experience leading or supervising staff.
MT(ASCP), MLS(ASCP), categorical or specialist (ASCP), or MT(HEW).
Preferred License /Certifications: ASCP specialty certification in area of expertise.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands – Medium
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.
Activation Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Expiration Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021