Laboratory Technical Specialist, Core Lab, Full Time/Day (10hr)

Location: 
SMMC-SMMC Hospital
Schedule: 
Full Time
Shift: 
Day Job
Job Listing: 
SAD002919
Clinical, Laboratory, Sciences

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees.  Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare.  Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability.  Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

Technical Specialist to lead lab departments of Hematology, Coagulation & Urinalysis.Responsible for the training and competency assessment of staff along with the ability to write policies and procedures for the department. Ability to work well with pathologists, and other physicians.

Performs Laboratory testing and/or prepares blood components.Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures.This knowledge includes the use of specialized analytical instrumentation, clinical correlation of test results, quality control requirements, and preventative maintenance.Supports the laboratory mission.Participates in the continuous quality improvement process through professional development, continuing education, and quality improvement.Oversees the laboratory Quality Improvement program including variance tracking and trending, quality monitoring, and quality presentation preparation.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

Consistently applies infection control and OSHA policies and procedures.

Leads and participates in department specific education/training.Reads and acknowledge monthly Roll Call in a timely manner which includes new/revised policies and procedures.Develops competency assessment tools for staff (including Age Specific).

Ensures that any unusual occurrences, quality/safety issues, and customer complaints are documented timely using the Variance Reporting process.

Oversees the overall functions and technical issues of the department.

Oversees and performs patient testing, internal and external quality control (QC) testing.Develops skills and maintains staff competency in assigned laboratory areas.

Assumes responsibility for maintaining proper inventories and correctly uses supplies and reagents.

Oversees and performs advanced equipment trouble-shooting and equipment maintenance.

Communicates effectively with managers, staff, Medical Director, and others regarding all aspects of the areas of specialty.

Serves as lead trainer and role model for new Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technician staff or students.

Demonstrate ability to work independently, makes appropriate use of time, and prioritizes effectively.Maintains focus on objectives and goals.Demonstrates proficiency in computer applications needed to gather, analyze, display, and present data.

Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the section of responsibility

Minimum one year of experience in a general laboratory

Experience w/ SYSMEX, WAM, Stago, and IRIS is a plus

Education/Licensure/Certification:

Current State of California Clinical Laboratory Technologist License required

Bachelor�s degree in a science discipline preferred

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