Supervise the work of laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures, including planning laboratory work, evaluating work performed and handling procedural and technical laboratory problems. Develop and implement quality control programs to ensure reliability of testing procedures, proper function of laboratory equipment and regulation compliance.
- Prepare technical reports reflecting volume of work, procedures utilized and test results; coordinate the preparation of reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Participate in the development of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques.
- Participate in the development of new medical lab procedures and techniques. Stay abreast of and execute latest technical and management developments including new lab procedures.
- Assist in the design of appropriate work schedules for department employees and plans daily work assignments in order to maintain an adequate personnel complement for laboratory efficiency. Coordinate student rotations, including instruction in laboratory methods & procedures.
- Monitor Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Safety and Inspection Control practices to assure compliance with regulations. Maintain sufficient inventory of material supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment with budgetary guidelines. Utilize various laboratory and hospital information systems and software.
- Utilize various laboratory and hospital information systems and software. Actively participates in process improvement to enhance turnaround times and quality of test results utilizing decision making and troubleshooting skills. Provide advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, interpretation/consultation, verification of specimen quality and test results.
- Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, clarify orders and communicate status.
- Interprets accrediting agencies standards or guidelines for ancillary testing program and translates requirement into policies and procedures; initiates corrective action as soon as deficiency is identified; completes CAP checklist and other information sheets required and coordinates on-site inspection of sections for which responsible.
- Provide advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, interpretation/consultation, verification of specimen quality and test results. Actively participates in process improvement to enhance turnaround times and quality of test results utilizing decision making and troubleshooting skills.
Education & Experience
A Bachelor's degree of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) along with American Society for Clinical Pathology National certification of MLT(ASCP). Must have, or within two years obtain, certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology: MLS (ASCP).
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Exposure to infectious and caustic agents; working in small, closed area; subject to high stress. Intermittent sitting and computer use. 80% of shift standing and walking. Ability to lift 15 pounds. Bending and reaching required. Manual dexterity essential.
Internal & External Contacts
Patients, pathologist, all hospital staff, physicians and their office personnel, airlines and courier services, reference laboratories and community patient services.