The lead medical technologist must ensure quality throughout the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic (reporting) phases of testing. It is essential that the lead medical technologist is able to independently identify and resolve important problems associated with the This assignment requires specialized training and experience. The employee must have advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. The incumbent has wide latitude for exercising independent judgment within the scope of testing and will perform high-level duties of significant scope, complexity and range of variety at least 25% of the time while under supervisory review. Duties/Tasks: Prepares reports, maintains records, administrative information, Prepares and presents work-related information to supervisor. Researches qualitative and quantitative methods in the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Performs statistical analysis on quality control and quality assurance Performs qualitative and quantitative moderate and complex testing methods in all the assigned laboratory specialty areas. Is responsible for coordination of training in the methods and techniques of the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Is responsible as a primary source of information for maintaining current instrumentation. Maintains and calibrates instrumentation and equipment to ensure correct performance. Troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment problems during the shift to ensure uninterrupted testing. Is responsible as a primary source of information for maintain current instrumentation. Is responsible for evaluation of new and evolving developments in laboratory instrumentation and automation. Performs all assigned duties in a timely and efficient manner. Ensures compliance with rules and regulations of assorted regulatory agencies such as CAP, TJC, AABB, and OSHA. Coordinates quality control activities with the supervisor. Coordinates proficiency program for the appropriate laboratory specialty. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Performs other related duties as assigned. Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty. In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Demonstrated Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of medical technology applicable to a wide range of duties to solve complex problems involving diverse aspects of clinical laboratory practice. Knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accrediting agency requirements and statutes governing clinical laboratory operations in order to plan, implement or monitor laboratory programs and services. Ability to manage and coordinate daily work activities and assignments in a section. Skill to maintain, troubleshoot and repair laboratory instrumentation. Ability to provide technical oversight in order to manage personnel and work assignments in a manner that assures completion of the laboratory workload. Work Schedule: 4:00pm to 12:00am (Midnight) or 12:00am (Midnight) to 8am, work schedule may include weekends and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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