Lead Med Technologist
The Section Supervisor will be responsible for the technical, scientific, and personnel supervision of one or more of the specialty technical sections of the laboratory (e.g. Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank, Histology, Waived Testing).Performs the functions of General Supervisor as defined in CLIA ’88.May perform the function of Technical Supervisor as defined in CLIA ’88, depending on credentials. Other duties related to department functions are performed as assigned. This position will also perform duties as a laboratory technologist as scheduled. This position requires performance of OSHA Category-I tasks.
1.Supervise and maintain the technical, scientific and clinical functions of the section. If not qualified as a technical supervisor, performs these responsibilities under the oversight of the designated Technical Supervisor.
2.Personnel supervision including interviewing prospective employees, make hiring and firing recommendations, discipline staff, conduct performance appraisals, handle staff complaints, and direct and make work assignments.
3.Perform administrative functions including budget preparation and reporting, develop and maintain policies and procedures, ensure regulatory, accreditation and safety compliance, participate in related quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
4.Perform the functions of a bench technician as required.
5. Maintain a safe environment for healthcare workers, patients, and/or visitors complying with NLH policies and procedures; review, document and address all incidents and safety violations within area of responsibility; report all lost time due to reported work injuries within 24 hours to local HR BP or Safety contact; support and facilitate open and non-punitive communication among NLH employees, non-employed healthcare workers, patients and visitors, reporting and addressing patient and environmental safety concerns.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:As assigned
EDUCATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, and two years of laboratory training or experience in high-complexity testing, and six months acquiring proficiency in the section specialty, or
Previously qualified as a medical technologist under 42 CFR 493.1427 of the federal regulations published March 14, 1990 (HHS CLT certification), and six months acquiring proficiency in the section specialty
Baccalaureate degree in a laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution, and certified by ASCP as a Medical Technologist or be eligible to take the registry exam, and
Four years prior experience and/or training in the section specialty, and six months acquiring proficiency in the section specialty, or ASCP certification in the section specialty.
1.Normally 8-hour shifts on day shift. Also will be scheduled for weekends and holidays on a rotational or fixed basis. Inter-campus travel and work assignments may be required. Periodic callback may be required to meet staffing needs. After hours call may be required for troubleshooting of instrumentation.
2. Periodic callback may be required on both standard and non-standard shifts to meet patient needs.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1.Related experience preferred but not required
2.Experience with computers preferred but not required
3.Must complete a structured training program, with experience, at TAMC or elsewhere
4.Must undergo orientation/training period
5.Basic Life Support (BLS) within six months of hire. Updated as required by
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
4.Lifting.25-50lbs with good body mechanics.
5.Twisting.Moderate, 130-480 or greater twists/day.
6.Bending.130-480 bends hours/day.
8.Endurance.Light energy requirements.
9.Wrist Position. Moderate deviation.
10.Pinching.Frequent, 500 pinches per day.
11.Hand/Wrist Repetitions.500/day or more.
12.Manual Dexterity.Frequent fine motor skills required.
13.Either Handedness.70%- 100% of job cycle time.
14.Both Handedness.70%-100% of job cycle time.
15.Sight.Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision. And requires both red/green and blue/violet color discrimination.
16.Hearing.Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).
17.Speech.Frequent clear speaking ability required.
18.Exposure to Infection.High.
1.High/Low Temperature.Work environment 70 - 80˚F.
2.Noise.Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.
3.Working with Others.Close association is frequent and compromises a major portion of the job.
4.Confined Spaces or Cramped Body Positions. Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (2-10 hours per week).
5.Body Injuries.Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury - deep cuts, fractures or permanent disabling injuries.Moderate likelihood of needlestick injury.
6.Moving Objects.Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.
7.Toxic Conditions.Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.
8.Working with Others.Great, association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.
9.Role Ambiguity.Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.
1.Problem-Solving Skills.Frequent problem-solving skills required.
2.Judgment/Assessment. Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.
3.Supervision. Supervises multiple individuals and must perform functions involved with supervision of employees in the particular department.
4.Reading/Comprehension. Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 12 level of instructions.
5.Math/Arithmetic. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, and calculate percentages.
1.Composure Under Working Conditions (including demanding, and/or rude, residents/staff/visitors).Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relationships with patients, staff, and visitors.
2.Coping Skills for Stresses Associated with Illness, Disability, Dying and/or Death.Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on a regular basis; may be present at the death bed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
1.Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.
2.Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.
3.Present a neat appearance and professional image
4.Good judgment, discretion, tact, courtesy, and etiquette
5.Professional, ethical, mature, and caring manner and attitude
6. Good communication skills, and ability to work with people
7.Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Equal Opportunity EmploymentWe are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status