The Laboratory Specialist (LS) Hematology has primary oversight of the technical application of clinical laboratory analysis in Hematology/Coagulation/Urinalysis (Hemotology). The LS ensures regulatory compliance within respective area of specialty and develops and/or obtains materials for training, competency and proficiency of all staff involved in clinical laboratory patient testing.
PRINCIPAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
*Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
*Conducts oneself in a professional manner in accordance with Bryan Medical Center Core Values including maintaining a professional appearance, acting as a role model to others, and maintaining a superior skill and knowledge base through ongoing professional development.
*Collaborates with Laboratory Quality Manager to develop, update and maintain policies and procedures to direct and guide technical staff in performing clinical laboratory analysis in accordance with the standard of care and manufacturer, regulatory and Medical Center requirements; provides information regarding procedural changes and coordinates staff review of new and/or revised procedures; requests feedback from staff on potential changes.
*Collaborates with the Laboratory Technical Staff Manager in providing technical orientation/training for technical staff members and other ancillary department staff members to ensure adequate training to competently perform test procedures and record/report test results promptly, accurately and proficiently.
*Distributes materials and communicates information in an effort to ensure that testing personnel meet regulatory educational, competency and safety requirements; creates individualized development plans to ensure ongoing competency and consistency in performing assigned duties per laboratory policies and procedures.
*Performs testing at all levels of complexity in accordance with manufacturer, regulatory, policy and procedural requirements.
Evaluates evolving methodologies and technologies in conjunction with laboratory administration; anticipates and plans for supply/reagent, equipment and/or instrument acquisition to accommodate future needs and growth of department in support of the Bryan Medical Center mission and vision.
*Responsible for instrument, equipment and method evaluation, validation and implementation while ensuring compliance with manufacturer and regulatory requirements.
*Ensures that equipment and instruments are properly maintained, and that adequate stock of reagents and supplies are available at all times; monitors equipment/instrument/reagent performance; reviews maintenance documents for completeness and accuracy; reviews all repair and service agreements for his/her area of specialty.
*Oversees troubleshooting of malfunctioning reagents, equipment, instrumentation and other testing processes and determines appropriate backup procedures in collaboration with Laboratory Quality Manager.
*Assists Laboratory Quality Manager in identifying appropriate proficiency testing for all clinical laboratory analysis performed at Bryan Medical Center and follows up appropriately on proficiency testing deficiencies within an appropriate timeframe.
Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science from an accredited institution required. Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification (MT(ASCP), MLS(ASCP)CM) or equivalency required. Minimum of two (2) years clinical laboratory experience in high complexity testing required. Prior training, supervisory, and customer service experience preferred. Specialist designation in area of oversight from the ASCP Board of Certification desired.
Internal Number: 21359
About Bryan Medical Center
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