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Lead Lab Technologist - Hematology

Company: South Shore Health
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description SummaryResponsible for the analysis of laboratory specimens and subsequent result reporting according to laboratory protocol and procedures. Responsible to perform supervisory duties in support of the Chemistry Supervisor.Job DescriptionESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS1 - Test Performance a - Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens received in the laboratory, according to established laboratory protocol and procedures. b - Evaluates specimens for acceptability for proper testing. c - Investigates and documents problems with unacceptable specimens. d - Organizes workload for maximum efficiency in order to complete tests being performed. e - Accurately performs tests as ordered on specimens received. f - Verifies accuracy of results as those belonging to the corresponding specimen before reporting results.2 - Test Result Reporting a - Reports test results in a timely manner and according to established laboratory protocol and procedures. b - Reports results within time limits established for test procedures. c - Documents proper notification process required for test results in the reporting of all critical values that the employee results that meet the established criteria. d - In the event of an occurrence resulting in incorrect results reported on a patient, employee consistently follows the established policy on Correcting Results including the notification and documentation of corrective actions taken.3 - Follows established procedures for laboratory quality control and reports discrepancies to the appropriate supervisor. a - Performs appropriate quality control for the test procedure. b - Accurately analyzes and evaluates QC results obtained before accepting and reporting patient test results. c - Records results obtained for quality control testing as defined in test procedure. d - Appropriately notifies supervisor of discrepant QC results.4 - Performs daily, weekly, monthly or as needed, maintenance on instruments and equipment as appropriate. Performs calibration of equipment as required. a - Performs maintenance according to the schedule for the instrument/equipment. b - Documents performance of maintenance procedures for the instrument/equipment. c - Performs calibration of equipment according to scheduled intervals or receipt of reagents. d - Documents calibration of equipment.5 - Troubleshoots instruments, equipment, reagents and patient specimens when problems occur. Notifies the supervisor if unable to solve the problem. a - Follows established guidelines for troubleshooting procedures. b - Follows established guidelines for resolving patient specimen problems. c - Documents steps taken during the troubleshooting process. d - Immediately notifies supervisor when unable to solve problems. e Reviews logs to look for trends and takes corrective action accordingly.6 - Consistently adheres to established Laboratory and Hospital policies for Universal Precautions, Chemical Hygiene and Safety procedures. When handling blood and/or body fluids, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be utilized in order to minimize exposure to infectious diseases. Chemical Hygiene and Safety policies and procedures will be followed when using chemicals. a - Wears lab coat, gloves, goggles and protective devices as required when handling specimens. b - Follows safety policies for dress. c - Follows safety policies when using chemicals. d - Reports any safety hazards to the appropriate supervisor. e - Uses protective barrier equipment as required. f - Disinfects and clean work benches/areas according to established protocol during and at the end of assigned shift. g - Properly disposes of contaminated and hazardous waste materials. h - Knows where to find material safety data sheets(MSDS) for items used to perform job. i - Knows the location and procedures to follow in the containment of blood, body fluid and chemical spills.7 - Demonstrates competence in assigned work areas according to section schedule. a - Consistently acknowledges, through documentation, changes to established testing procedures in all skilled areas. b - Completes assigned CAP surveys with the expectations of the department supervisor that results are determined to score in the acceptable performance category in all skilled areas. c - Completes CAP Competency Assessments as assigned and within a specified time period. d - Actively participates in a formal continuing education program sponsored by professional organizations such as ASCP, CAP, NCA, hospital CME, etc.8 - Maintains work area - cleans bench, restocks and rotates supplies, notifies supervisor of low stock. a - Maintains appropriate supplies for work being performed. b - Assures that supplies are sufficient for ongoing testing. Notifies supervisors when supplies are below established levels. c - Regularly performs inventory of supplies and notifies appropriate Supervisor of departments need9 - Actively participates with orientation and training of new employees and students in laboratoryprocedures and policies. a - Introduces new employees/students to the members of the department. b - Engages new employees/students in daily routines within the department. c - Maintains visibility in orienting new employees/students.. d - Acts as a resource for new employees/student, acclimating them to the organization. e - During orientation period communicates to Supervisor progress of new employees and Identifies key areas that may be problem prone.10 - Assists in the performance of duties required for relief in higher classification in supervisor's absence. a - Reviews daily work for accuracy. b - Identifies and reports to a Supervisor error occurrences. c - Assures the daily operations and staffing of the department are met, reports to covering Supervisor when an issue arises.11 - Reports to workstation/assignment on schedule, ready to work, and works entire shift as assigned, unless absence/tardiness/leaving early is pre-approved, or appropriate notice for unscheduled absence is given to the employee's manager.12 Assists in the performance of duties required for relief in higher classification in supervisors absence. a - Reviews daily work for accuracy. b Identifies and report to covering supervisor error occurrences. c assures daily operations and staffing of the department are met d report to covering supervisor when an issue arises.JOB REQUIREMENTSMinimum Education - PreferredBaccalaureate or Associate's degree in relevant science preferredMinimum Work ExperienceOne (1) year clinical laboratory internship preferred.Required Certifications -MLS or MT (ASCP) or MT Eligible (ASCP Equivalent) - Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Laboratory Technologist

Keywords: South Shore Health, Weymouth , Lead Lab Technologist - Hematology, Healthcare , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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