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Medical Technologist - Coordinator, Full Time, 7:00AM - 3:30PM - St. Francis Lab

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   4/26/2017
Job Title: 
Medical Technologist - Coordinator, Full Time, 7:00AM - 3:30PM - St. Francis Lab
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Federal Way
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Medical Technologist - Coordinator, Full Time, 7:00AM - 3:30PM - St. Francis Lab** **Description** **JOB SUMMARY:** Oversees and provides ongoing technical guidance to Lab staff in performing the technical and clinical activities of the department and assists in the administration of daily Lab operations for CHI Franciscan Health (CHI FH). An incumbent may also perform the work of a certified Medical Technologist _(Job Code 2099)_ , although this is not the primary function of the job. Work requires professional knowledge of the major disciplines of laboratory practice (e.g. clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, toxicology, microbiology and transfusion service) and of FHS standards/procedures sufficient to provide technical guidance to technical and professional staff, determine quality control measures needed and troubleshoot escalated problems/issues. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Provides technical guidance to other laboratory staff and coordinates/participates in a variety of complex technical tasks to troubleshoot escalated problems/issues and determine quality control measures needed. + Resolves referrals of abnormal or unusual results and technical observations from Lab staff. + May perform the professional duties of a Medical Technologist (refer to Medical Technologist job description, Job Code 2071) as necessary. A ssists in the review and/or directly reviews technical employee/students; conducts competency assessments by task or procedure and documents through a training checklist. + Participates in activities to develop and maintain competency of technical staff and provides feedback to managers regarding staff performance, including assisting in the completion of performance evaluations. Assists management in ensuring departmental compliance with applicable department, regulatory and safety standards. Assesses, on a continuous basis, services, patient outcomes, quality control, family/patient satisfaction, staffing needs and operational effectiveness to ensure optimal care delivery; ensures that internal controls are sufficient to provide for accurate, complete and compliant programs and processes; identifies need for changes in standards, programs and services, and develops recommendations for consideration by the Director. + Reviews QIM, ECR, RRR and QC data daily or as required. + Reviews maintenance logs, calibration frequencies and QC data to ensure test analyses are within defined limits of acceptance. + Prepares for and participates in CAP inspections and CAP survey assignment, testing/final completion, and submission. + Assists with auto-verification validation and data management. + Conducts routine review of maintenance, temperature, and other required documentation for CAP accreditation. + Conducts medical device evaluation, correlations, and routine regulatory requirements. + Keeps abreast of relevant FHS, facility-specific, and regional policies, standards, procedures and protocols. + Develops monitors and reviews technical documents. + Reviews compliance to document standards. + Coordinates and reviews inter-laboratory/path lab correlations. Participates in the implementation, validation and training processes associated with new lab equipment/ instrumentation. + Participates in new instrument validations, documents process and retains records in accordance with established guidelines. + Serves as a designated resource for testing new/revised protocol(s) and for troubleshooting system/ instrument/equipment issues. + Follows up with vendor issues and service engineer work requests. + Creates and reviews technical documents, such as reference materials, procedures, guides, etc. Develops, documents, and implements new test methodologies or procedural revisions. + Serves as a designated resource for testing new/revised protocol(s) for testing methodologies. + Identifies and advises management of procedural problems, including information to assist in determining appropriate resolutions. Works with management team to ensure the application of consistent practices relating to internal operations; assesses instruments, equipment and reagents to ensure they meet quality control standards. Monitors the strengths/weaknesses of the laboratory department to identify opportunities and provide recommendations to management for new quality/performance improvement initiatives. + Implements new processes and ensures that performance improvement activities are conducted in a timely and effective manner + Ensures staff receives the necessary on-site training and consultation to enhance their understanding of quality/performance improvement initiatives. + Checks supplies for quality assurance and inventory levels. + Conducts cost-analysis of supplies/resources/inventory. Coordinates and oversees staffing levels and shift coverage. + Assesses staffing needs and operational effectiveness to ensure optimal delivery of lab results. Performs related duties as required. **Qualifications** MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: **Education/Work Experience Requirements** Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university, including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of a NAACLS-accredited Medical Technologist program, AND four years of related work experience in a clinical laboratory that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, OR MLT (ASCP) or equivalent certification, AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university to include ASCP- or NCA-required college credits, AND four years of full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Immunohematology, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Clinical Microscopy within the past ten years, OR Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university, including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND five years of full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in the discipline for which the candidate is applying, to include Microbiology, Chemistry, Immunohematology, Hematology, AND meets the acceptable route of Categorical certification through ASCP or NCA in the area for which the candidate is applying. OR MT (ASCP) or equivalent certification, AND Associate’s degree from a regionally-accredited college/university to include coursework in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND ten years of full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in the discipline for which the candidate is applying, to include Microbiology, Chemistry, Immunohematology, Hematology, Immunology and/or Clinical Microscopy within the past fifteen years. **Licensure/Certification** National Registration as an MT (ASCP); MLS (ASCP); CLS (NCA, or Certification with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Categorical Certification by either ASCP or NCA in the discipline for which the candidate is applying (e.g. Immunohematology, Microbiology), OR current application accepted by ASCP pending examination. If not already held, one-time national certification is expected to be obtained within the first six months of employment. **Job** Laboratory **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-FEDERAL WAY-ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** 7:00AM - 3:30PM **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0105712
Job Features:   

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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