Hancock Regional Hospital

  • Gateway Lead Lab Tech

    Job ID
    2018-4202
    Shift
    7a-5p
    Department
    Laboratory Services
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Ready to go above and beyond to shape a new healthcare experience?

    If you have a gift for getting things done without being told what to do…if you don’t know the words “not my patient” or “not my responsibility”…and if listening, solving problems, and providing quality customer service come naturally to you, you’ll fit right in at Hancock Health Gateway. Join the team and help us provide care that’s friendly, personal, and easy to access—just what health care should be.

    At Hancock Health Gateway, you’ll be empowered to provide a new standard of health care, centered on what patients want and need. And you’ll do it in a fast-paced but friendly environment. Here, every team member, no matter their role, is equally responsible for creating, leading, and managing a high-quality patient experience. Whether your expertise is in the lab or patient care, we want our Gateway staff to take ownership of all aspects of service. To us, going above and beyond means providing high-quality healthcare, assisting patients with the registration and check-in process, having a conversation, and creating a lasting impression—even making a cup of coffee for a guest when needed.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    This position will perform and oversee laboratory testing on patient specimens. Tasks include but are not limited to:
    • Competent to perform specimen collection (phlebotomy/throat and nasopharyngeal swabs) as required.
    • Accurately performs all pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic activities defined by departmental procedure for which the associate has successfully completed training and for which competency
    assessment is current.
    • Assists in validation and/or implementation of new procedures as needed.
    • Assists in training of new or rotating personnel.
    • Assists in communicating and interacting with other Gateway departments and with hospital for different services to ensure supervisor is aware of problems or information.
    • Responsible (may assign tasks) for the completion of daily laboratory QA/QC, maintenance, instrument function checks and supply inventory.
    • Maintains records of performance and utilizes independent judgment to oversee acceptable test results within quality control standards.
    • Responsible for team member training.
    • May work on the development and modification of procedures and assumes additional responsibilities as outlined by management or the laboratory director.
    • Complies with all safety policies and procedures.
    • Must be computer literate and able to utilize the necessary software and hardware to perform the functions of the job and access company communications.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Must be able to accurately produce test results and evaluate variances.
    • Follows universal precautions and protective measures required by facility and outside regulatory agencies. Incumbent may be exposed to blood or body fluids and will be in areas which contain these
    items. Frequent hand washing and gloves are required.
    • This position requires variable work hours and weekend/holiday rotation.
    • Must be capable of consistent, independent judgement under fluctuating workload pressure.
    • Notifies the supervisor of any performance trends identified, of any unresolved problems.

    Qualifications

    CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: Med Lab Tech MLT(ASCP); Med Technologist MT(ASCP)

    ADDITIONAL LICENSURE/CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: MT(ASCP), MLT(ASCP) or equivalent education/experience to per CLIA 88. Must maintain competency per protocol.

    ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must meet CLIA 88 "Testing Personnel" requirements for moderate and high complexity testing. Prefer candidate have 5 or more years of generalist technologist experience; but will consider on a case by case basis.

    ABOUT HANCOCK HEALTH GATEWAY:
    Hancock Health Gateway is our vision of healthful living powered by the people of Hancock County—beginning with immediate care, low-cost labs and imaging, and more resources to improve life and health together. In the future, Gateway will expand to include more patient-centered healthcare services and resources, with the aim of becoming a local center for healthful living.

    *TJN*
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