Health Network Laboratories Senior Technologist - Pocono ACL in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Full-time, 40 hours per week, Evening shift, Monday-Friday with weekend and holiday rotations, 2:00PM-10:30PM
Assists the management team in providing in depth technical information as requested. Performs laboratory procedures to obtain results for physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using established protocols that require the broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. Works independently and communicates effectively with other healthcare professionals.
The purpose of this document is to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel as classified; it is not intended to serve as an inclusive list of all responsibilities associated with this position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Assists the management in the daily operation of departmental activities to include: scheduling, inventory and ordering, personnel evaluation, technical aspects and quality of work.
Acts as a point person for problem solving during hours of shift.
Accurately performs laboratory testing which may require the broad exercise of independent judgment to include the use of advanced clinical laboratory instrumentation and equipment according to the departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
Recognizes and corrects instrument malfunctions within the scope of the operator’s manual and records troubleshooting activities.
Confirms and verifies test results by monitoring for reasonableness and critical values.
Correlates and interprets data generated from testing.
Assists physicians in the interpretation of test results within the scope of the profession.
Establishes quality control and performance improvement activities.
Develops and perform training/competency checklists and provides clinical orientation and/or training of new employees/students and current employees.
Directs the proper storage of hazardous materials and the laboratory safety program in conjunction with the safety manager.
Prepares and/or collects specimens (blood, urine, feces, or other body fluids) for analysis.
Performs instrument and assay validations.
Actively participates in Continuous System Improvement (CSI) and continuing education programs.
Performs the duties of a CLIA general supervisor when management is not on site.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must meet CLIA 88 personnel requirements for moderate and high complexity testing. Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or related science field from an accredited institution; or, must meet CLIA grandfathered medical technologist requirements. At least four years of experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions independently. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Good organizational the human relation skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Office products and various other computer software including Laboratory Information System.
Certificates and Licenses:
Specialty certification by a recognized certifying agency for clinical laboratory professionals preferred (ASCP, ASMT, NCA, etc). Must actively demonstrate the pursuance of specialty certification in chosen field of clinical expertise.