LEAD FLOW CYTOMETRY TECH
MT/CLS CERTIFICATION (ASCP)
Assists management in overseeing and directing work of technical personnel engaged in performing various routine and complex laboratory tests. In doing so, establishes work priorities, organizes and assigns work to Clinical Laboratory employees. Performs more complex and/or non-routine testing procedures and regularly checks validity and accuracy of test results obtained by laboratory personnel. Performs the duties of lab technical personnel on a regular basis. Independent judgment and professional education and certification are required.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
•Performs routine and advanced procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Performs required quality control and calibration procedures. Verifies accuracy in patient information and specimen acceptability. Testing performance and assessment includes the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of such examinations
•Assists management in overseeing and directing work of lab personnel, establishes work priorities, and conducts daily surveillance and analysis of results on all shifts for accuracy. May provide feedback to Manager or Supervisor on employee performance reviews.
•Performs instrument maintenance/troubleshooting procedures and resolves or assists employees in solving complex problems related to instrumentation and/or procedures.
•Notifies appropriate person (i.e. manager, supervisor, risk manager, etc.) of problems related to equipment/product defects, and important information encountered in dealing with physicians, patients, visitors, or other personnel.
May collect and process patient specimens from all patient age groups.
•Functions as a technical resource. Provides theoretical information and bench instruction to employees and/ or students. Disseminates professional knowledge, information on current trends, and case studies to employees and/ or students.
•Develops new procedures as required to increase quality of laboratory results, reduce costs, and/or increase effectiveness of staff and section. Tests new procedures and assists in implementation. Conducts evaluation and implementation of new laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
•Updates section policy and procedure manuals and meets and works with staff to keep them informed, trains employees and demonstrates new procedures.
•May be responsible for inventory control, monitoring to assure uninterrupted laboratory services, and researching costs and conservation of supplies.
•Conducts and completes various proficiency surveys, coordinates the collection of quality control and assurance data as well as survey data and prepares required reports. Reviews data to identify trends and problem areas and proposes corrective actions if required. Works to resolve deficiencies in order to meet regulatory guidelines and may prepare a report on findings. Initiates the collection of performance improvement data and evaluates results.
Required Education, Certifications, and Skills
•A bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science is required. Successful completion of the ASCP or AMT Board of Certification CLS exam within the first year of employment is also required.
•Alternative bachelor’s degrees are acceptable with successful completion of ASCP or AMT MLS/MT/CLS/CG certification exam prior to employment.
•Maintains current certification according to guidelines established by appropriate certifying agency.
•Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively and communicate with patients and other health care professionals. High level of professionalism and skillful performance in stressful situations.
•One plus years of relevant Laboratory experience