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Medical Technologist Lead - Core Testing

Job ID: 14786
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Technologist Lead - Core Testing for a Full Time, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $33.72, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for coordinating the day to day functions for assigned area. Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines met and service excellence provided in all aspects of work. Serves as a subject matter expert. Responsible for performing complex laboratory procedures and tests in areas such as blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology, using established protocols and procedures. Monitors, screens, and troubleshoots devices, tests, and procedures, recognizing anomalies, and making corrections to ensure quality. Serves as a model for professionalism by focusing on patient care; respectful communication to coworkers and clients; safe work practices; and attention to rapid and accurate testing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Assigns work; plans and manages priorities, provides technical assistance, oversees staff schedules, monitors quality of work, monitors team projects, mentors staff, provides constructive feedback, oversees staff training, ensures quality improvement, provides leadership feedback on staff performance, and assists with goal setting for the team.

2. Evaluates specimens for testing, utilizes appropriate criteria and upholds established performance standards. Applies established criteria for testing, and analysis of entire process from preparation, conducting test, functioning of devices and procedures to ensure quality test results. Performs waived, moderate, and high complexity laboratory tests.

3. Maintains equipment and tools; performs quality assurance testing, routine calibration and ensures optimal performance.

4. Participates in the evaluations of techniques and procedures. Develops, evaluates, and implements new procedures or protocols and tests.

5. Consults with clinicians, supervisor, and other caregivers as appropriate on test results, requirements, and testing protocols.

6. Gives direction and guidance to other caregivers, trains new caregivers and students. Provides in-services which apply toward the continuing education requirements and in alignment with the continuing education program.

7. Maintains appropriate records for specimens, tests, and data. Utilizes computer systems in reporting and documenting analysis.

8. Participates in department in-services and continuing education programs, attending lectures, workshops and video presentation as required. Participates in required competency assessment and proficiency testing activities. Ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements (CAP, HIPAA, etc.) and provides active support. HIPA, etc.) and provides active support.

9. Functions in the capacity of General Supervisor (as defined by CLIA/CAP) in the absence of Technical Specialist or Manager, managing staff and sick calls, performing method/analyzer troubleshooting, ensuring overall quality for lab operation.

10.Performs other duties as assigned by Technical Specialist, Supervisor or Manager, or as delegated by Laboratory Medical Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biological Science or an equivalent related science.
  • Current with ongoing education requirements for continuous certification.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience performing high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory department with BS degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience performing high complexity testing in a clinical laboratory department with AS degree.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified Medical Technologist, ASCP or equivalent is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license for driving positions.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of specimen collection, preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs
  • Moderate lifting up to 35 pounds
  • Mathematical ability to calculate fractions, percentages, ratios, proportion measurements and apply practical algebra
  • General understanding of laboratory equipment to calibrate and do minor repairs

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Works in a clinical laboratory or hospital setting. Intermittently (1-5% of the time) works in other office, client, and conference facility environments.
  • Continuous (67 - 100%) exposure to moderate noise level.
  • The ability to frequently (34-66 %) stand, walk or sit is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying is required. Intermittent (1-5%) lifting and carrying of up to 45 pounds is required. Must have good manual dexterity of both hands and employ fine hand movements to continuously (67 - 100%) manipulate instruments, computer terminal keyboards and other items.
  • Good, corrected vision and the ability to do near point work at varying distances from the eye is required. The ability to identify and distinguish colors is required.
  • Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood or body fluids containing blood, or other potentially infectious materials, and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals is required. 

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