Catholic Health Initiatives Coordinator, Medical Technologist - Full Time - Laboratory in BREMERTON, Washington

Coordinator, Medical Technologist - Full Time - Laboratory

Description

Job Type: Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2 Week Pay Period: 80

Daily Schedule: 2:00pm to 10:30pm

Weekends Required: Occasional

Location: Harrison Medical Center/Bremerton

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

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 the Franciscan Health System (FHS). 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 Duties:

  • 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.

  • Assists in the review and/or directly reviews technical employee/students; conducts competency assessments by task or procedure and documents through a training checklist.

  • 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.

  • Participates in the implementation, validation and training processes associated with new lab equipment/ instrumentation.

  • Develops, documents, and implements new test methodologies or procedural revisions.

  • 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.

  • Coordinates and oversees staffing levels and shift coverage.

Performs related duties as required.

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 Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location WASHINGTON-BREMERTON-HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 2:00pm to 10:30pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0155202

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.