Position Purpose: To ensure accurate diagnostic test results are reported to clinicians in an efficient manner through coordination of personnel, management of processes and workflow with equipment acquisition in a cost effective environment.
Essential Functions and Basic Duties
Position Specific Performance Expectations:
o Positive and supportive team member to staff members and the hospital.
o Establishes written, annual objectives and associated plans compatible with the Hospital Mission, Vision and Values.
o Strive to ensure continual compliance with Departmental and Hospital Policies and Procedures and State/Federal Regulations.
o Participates in mandatory in-services.
o Attends staff meetings and supervisor meetings.
o Interaction with other departments in solving problems and working as a team.
o Provide periodic staff feedback sessions with employees.
o Provides for orientation, in-service training and continued education.
o Identifies learning needs for staff.
o Responsible for the department's effective operation and for the continuous improvement of its activities.
o Assures that procedures and practices of the Laboratory Department conform to applicable accrediting, regulatory, licensing and risk management standards.
o Develops and manages an annual budget, which request staff, spaces and the financial resources necessary to effectively accomplish the Mission of the Lab.
o Regulates a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide care.
o Monitors budget variances and develops plan of action to correct significant variances.
o Approves updates and writes new policies and procedures as needed.
o Continually assesses and improves Lab Departmental functions.
o Responsible for integration of the department into the primary functions of the organization. Recommends contracts outside reference testing services are supplies not available in department.
o Demonstrates a professional, positive and caring attitude. Acts as role model following all hospital policies and procedures.
o Organizing and presenting regular lab/staff meetings.
o Successfully obtains blood samples using appropriate collection devices and techniques in relation to patient's age, mental status, and ability to understand instructions.
o Performs testing in all areas of lab when required.
o Follows up on abnormal and critical patient values in timely manner.
o Recommend/order/approve supplies from vendors/suppliers to maintain adequate inventory.
o Troubleshoots, performs QC and maintenance on instrumentation as needed.
o Able to process inpatient, outpatient, outside agencies specimens' paperwork and charges.
o Applies and understands Medicare rules and regulations when processing patients.
o Performs other duties as assigned
Organization Wide Performance Expectations:
o Demonstrates commitment to performing according to the CHOICE values of MRH and representing the organization in a positive and professional manner.
o Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
o Upholds regulatory requirements to ensure continual compliance with departmental, hospital, state and federal regulations and policies.
o Follows all policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment for patients, public and staff.
o Completes annual education, training, in-service, and licensure/certification requirements; attends departmental and organizational staff meetings or reads meeting minutes.
o Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated timeframes.
o Establishes and maintains effective verbal and written communication and good working relationships with all patients, staff and vendors.
o Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time.
o Actively participates in departmental and facility performance improvement and continuous quality initiatives.
o Must be at least 16 years of age (21 for driving positions)
o Must be able to legally work in the United States
o Must be able to pass a background check
o Must be able to pass a drug screen and breath alcohol test (if applicable)
o Must complete employee health meeting
o High School graduate or equivalent.
o Certified registry such as ASCP, H.E.W., A.M.T. or ASMT
o Unencumbered License/Certification (if applicable)
o Current, Valid Driver's License
o ICS-100 completed within 90 days of hire or entering into position.
- BS degree in Medical Technology
- Master's Degree in applicable field preferred.
- Five years current Clinical Lab working experience.
- Two years Lab Supervisor or Manager experience.