Medical Technologist Coordinator
In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.
As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:
- Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
- Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
- Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
- Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
- Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and
- household needs
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
- Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
- Adoption Assistance
- Wellness Program
- Commute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!
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.
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.
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,
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,
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.
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.
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.
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