LAB TECHNOLOGIST I or II - Outpatient Labs



DEPARTMENT: CLINICAL LABORATORIES

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: MANAGER, SUPERVISOR, DIRECTOR

TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Section Supervisor and leadership staff, perform a variety of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease in a medical center caring for infants, children and adolescents.

Responsibilities
·TECHNICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Possess the appropriate skills necessary to independently perform a variety of laboratory tests. Show competency of skills. Operate instruments; perform checks, calibrations, preventative maintenance, basic troubleshooting from written guidelines. Perform and report Quality Control Procedures. Identify Q.C. failures and corrects malfunctions identified. Prepare sample for analysis. Store and preserve specimen. Prepare reagents, assist with the monitoring supply inventories, receive and stock supplies. Perform registration and sample collection as required by location. Perform routine procedures within respective discipline, including the collection and analysis of data which will affect decisions regarding patient care. Assists with development of new procedures and updating of existing procedures. Will train bench personnel and students in bench procedures once proficient in basic as well as some advanced skills.
·QUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Perform accurate, precise work with a consistently low error rate. Maintain awareness of sectional needs and contributes ones skills and abilities to meet those needs. Assume responsibility for one�s own actions. Follow through tasks to completion. Understand and comply with applicable policies, guidelines, regulations, and/or accreditation standards. Document compliance as necessary. Maintain compliance with CCHMC Core Standards and code of ethics. May be responsible for ensuring that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and/or efficient environment for employees, patients and/or families. Participates in accreditation activities.
·PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Maintain currency in the field, including maintenance of any necessary licensure/certification, through continuing education, conferences, meetings, in-services, networking, literature, and/or seminars. Attend all mandatory CCHMC training sessions. Implement obtained knowledge/skills into one's own work, the department, and/or the organization. Assume responsibility for one's own professional growth and development. May participate in internal/external professional committees, agencies, councils, and/or activities
·CUSTOMER SERVICE
Maintain/manage strong working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders. Respond to requests quickly and effectively. Identify, understand, and meet customer needs and expectations. Communicate any relevant information to clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders.
·SAFETY
Understand and follow safe work practices. Complete annual safety training and safety checklist as required. Be mindful of safety for self, co-worker and patient and identify and report safety issues appropriately. Wear appropriate PPE for technical procedure being performed. Adheres to department, organization and regulatory safety requirements.
·DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT
Conduct, direct or assist in special projects, evaluations, experiments or research. Participate in regularly schedule cross trained rotation and demonstrate continued competency in various sections of the Clinical Laboratory. Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to department discussions. Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency

Skills & Competencies
·Collaboration
Working cooperatively with others to achieve group goals; proactively adjusting one's style and efforts to complement those of others on the team; being pleasant, agreeable, and easy to work with; valuing group success as much or more than individual success
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·Organization
Possess strong organization skills and attention to detail.
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor. Projecting a positive and professional image of the organization in all contexts; works to enhance the organizations credibility, reputation and value
·Physical stamina
Physical ability and stamina sufficient to perform bending, standing and moderate lifting.
·Technical
Professional knowledge and technical ability sufficient to provide routine and complex analysis for infants, children, and adolescents.

Required:
·Bachelor's degree in chemical, physical, or biological science OR Associates degree in Clinical Laboratory science
·2 years of experience with Bachelors degree, 4 years of experience with Associates degree

Preferred:
·Certified MLS or MLT through national certifying agency