The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is seeking 1full-time Medical Technologist (Quality Management) for the Pathology & Laboratory Service. The starting salary is $82,246 up to $106,924. The incumbent will be required to work Monday through Friday, days 8:00am - 4:30pm, or evenings 4pm-12am or nights 12am-8am with rotating shifts, holidays and weekends, as required in the Laboratory.
The incumbent is a qualified, experienced Medical Technologist that serves as the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) Quality Management Technologist in a busy, diversified clinical laboratory.
The incumbent provides consultative services to management at all levels of the organization as it applies to quality management in a clinical and anatomic laboratory setting. Maintains a laboratory performance improvement program and ensures monitoring of components and customer feedback. Interacts with management officials and organizations involved in inter laboratory medical center quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, technical competency, proficiency testing and patient safety. Monitors laboratory quality control systems and performance indicators. Interacts with management officials and vendors providing inter-laboratory quality assurance and laboratory proficiency testing, including for Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs). Develops validation plans for equipment and methodology evaluations and evaluates statistical data collected. Responsible for laboratory continuous readiness for regulating agency inspections and accreditation from agencies such as the Joint Commission (JC) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of laboratory developed testing including experience with validation of non-FDA-approved tests and equipment.
Advanced knowledge of laboratory quality management standards and safety.
Advanced knowledge of CAP, AABB, FDA, and Joint Commission accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements pertaining to laboratory operations.
Comprehensive knowledge of statistical evaluation and analysis and utilization of EP Evaluator software.
Advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of medical technology sufficient to perform the full range of duties involved in planning, coordinating and evaluating laboratory services.
Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control/assurance policies, procedures and principles, as well as safety practices and regulations
Qualifications: The candidate must meet the following criteria
Be a United States Citizen
Education and/or Experience
A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.), AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ASHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.: blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical
C. Foreign Graduates: Graduates of foreign baccalaureate degree programs meet the educational and/or experience requirements if the degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the NAACLS or clinical laboratory experience as described in paragraph 2b (2) or (3) above. This finding may be based on either of the following:
A letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate program recognized by the NAACLS stating that the individual's foreign degree has been evaluated and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree.
A letter from ASCP-BOC or AMT stating that the individual is eligible for the certification examination.
D. Certification. Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below:
Currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT .
For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry).
Preferred Qualifications: (1) Greater than one-year experience in a Quality Management role; (2) Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements for Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs); (3) Experience with Unity Real Time software.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Applicants may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please note that EDRP is contingent upon the availability of funding and it is not guaranteed.
Note: Grade and Salary will be determined by the Medical Technologist Professional Standards Board. A one-year probationary period is required
To be considered please send your CV/resume along with a copy of your transcripts and ASCP or AMT certifications to the Human Resources Management Program at:
The VA Medical Center in the Bronx is the oldest VA facility in New York City, celebrating over 75 years service to veterans. The Medical Center is situated on a historic site in the borough of the Bronx. Located on the highest point in New York City, it served as a strategic vantage point during the Revolutionary War. In 1847 Frederick Bailey bought several acres of land where the hospital now stands. After his death In 1889, Bailey's heirs sold the estate to the Sisters of Charity of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The Sisters of Charity constructed and operated an orphanage on the site until 1920. The Boy's Chapel, built in the 1800's, remains on the campus and is used daily.