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Hematology Lead MLS Technologist

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Lead Medical Lab Scientist assists physicians and other specialists by performing all aspects of testing on blood, tissue, and other bodily fluids, the results of which can then be used to diagnose and treat patients. In addition, the Lead Medical Lab Scientist participates and assumes responsibility for the daily operations of their section and laboratory.Essential Job Functions Reports quality patient results in a timely manner from section of responsibility. Responsible for achieving desired fiscal performance. Stays current in laboratory theory and techniques. Maintains regulatory compliance of their lab section. Responsible for quality control, proficiency testing, instrument maintenance, staff competency. Prepares section schedules. Provides recommendations for process improvement. Oversees training and orientation of personnel. Performs routine, moderate, and highly complex laboratory diagnostic tests. Confirms test results and provides the physician with data necessary to determine the presence, extent, cause, and treatment of disease. Follows quality control programs, assuring the accuracy and reliability of test results. Monitors, maintains, and troubleshoots laboratory instruments and equipment. Assists with training of new employees and students in the use of lab equipment and testing procedures. Performs computer function on both Lab Information Systems (LIS) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS). Participates in continuing education in respective areas of expertise. Performs, records, and evaluates Quality Control Assists with inventory control and maintaining supply levels for the department. Maintains compliance of their section with all appropriate agencies (CAP, TJC, OSHA, CLIA.) Completes schedules for department and updates time/schedule as necessary for daily operations. Responsible for achieving desired fiscal performance. Submits and reviews The College of American Pathologists (CAP) proficiency testing. Assumes manager's duties and responsibilities in their absence.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationMLS Medical Lab Scientist Certification or eligible by a nationally recognized certification agency (preferably ASCP) (required)EducationBachelors, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science/Biology/Biochemistrythrough a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) approved program (required)20+ years of Lab experience would be considered in lieu of a Bachelors DegreeWork Experience2 years of clinical lab experience (required)5 years of clinical lab experience (preferred)TrainingNoneSkillsActive ListeningService OrientationCoordinationVerbal and Written Communication SkillsProblem SolvingCustomer ServiceOrganizationTime ManagementKeyboardingMicrosoft OfficeTelephone SkillsLab Information SystemsLaboratory Diagnostic TestsAnalyze dataLaboratory equipmentQuality assurance and controlDocumentationFDA health laws and regulations.Medical TerminologyLeadership SkillsWorking ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*May have periods of constant interruptionsProlonged periods of working aloneOther: Intermittent exposure to fumes and odors* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsLifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 1-33%Climbing 1-33%Balance 67-100%Bending 1-33%Sitting 67-100%Walking 67-100%Standing 67-100%Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionUse of latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposurePatient PopulationNeonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comby Jobble

Keywords: Mercy Health, Fairfield , Hematology Lead MLS Technologist, Other , Fairfield, Ohio

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