Med Technologist Lead
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 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.
CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.
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
As a Medical Technologist, you will perform moderately to highly complex and specialized clinic laboratory tests and analyses of human blood, urine and other body fluids, tissues or substances to obtain data for use in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease and injury. Your specific areas of accountability may include one or more of the following disciplines: transfusion service, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, microbiology, immunology, toxicology and/or urinalysis. In the Lead role, you will also be responsible for ensuring that the Lab is adequately staffed for the shift and that work in the Lab is being performed according to established policies, procedures and safety standards.
Your day-to-day work will include:
Pretesting and processing samples
Performing, analyzing, interpreting, and confirming tests
Documenting and delivering test results
Operating and maintaining standard lab instruments and equipment
Accountability for ensuring the accuracy of test results and related analyses based on strict adherence to established standards, procedures and regulatory requirements for test analysis, quality control, quality assurance, safety, blood-borne pathogen/infection control, specimen handling and processing and documenting and reporting patient results.
Exercising independent judgment to monitor, control and assess test conditions, specimen quality, chemical and biologic reactions, and instrument function; identify atypical organisms; solve unexpected problems; correlate quantitative, biochemical, physiologic and morphologic data to verify results; and evaluate or implement new procedures.
Consistently demonstrating CHI Franciscan Health's Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
Additional Lead responsibilities may include:
Receiving a report from each section when arriving on duty to assess the status of equipment, pending work and coverage
Coordinating scheduling and section assignments to ensure adequate staffing coverage; monitoring rest and meal breaks; resolving workflow issues
Taking calls from physicians, nurses and other clients and resolving issues of communicating them to the appropriate supervisor or manager
Serving as a resource for testing protocols or instrument troubleshooting.
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
MLT (ASCP) or equivalent certification AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university to include ASCP- or NCA-required college credits, AND two years of full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Immunohematology, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Clinical Microscopy within the past ten years that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills and abilities,
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 apply.
Two years of work experience in a clinical laboratory setting is required for the Lead position.
National Registration as an MLS (ASCP) or Certification with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Categorical Certification by the ASCP 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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