Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus
Department: LAB SPECIMEN REC
Schedule: Full Time
Work among the best. Be part of the interdisciplinary team that is the hallmark of an academic medical center. The Department of Clinical Laboratory is a full-service laboratory operating 24 hours a day. The staff performs millions of procedures annually, using some of the most cutting-edge technology and techniques available. In addition to being the best place to work, the hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.
We currently have an opening for a Medical Lab Scientist position.
The Medical Lab Scientist supervisor oversees and participates in all departmental responsibilities for comprehensive laboratory testing for patients. This includes ensuring patients' laboratory results are accurate and timely. Has the ability to prioritize and remain calm and organized in a high stress, fast-paced environment.
Analyzes patient, control and proficiency testing specimens and records results in a timely manner according to laboratory policy.
Coordinates quality assurance and quality improvement activities for the department.
Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and maintains a laboratory of constant readiness.
Ensures all departmental policies and procedures are kept up to date.
Ensures compliance with regulatory, accreditation, safety and hospital standards, policies and procedures.
Instructs, orients and mentors students, employees, residents, patients and other health care providers as applicable. Completes continuing education and submits appropriate documentation where applicable.
Oversees calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting and quality control for instrument issues in addition to the review and management of the appropriate documentation.
Performs all necessary management tasks for the department including the following:
o Maintains an adequate inventory of all supplies and reagents.
o Schedules and coordinates all departmental staffing. c) Manages all departmental financial responsibilities.
o Completes competency training and systematic reviews for the staff in the department.
o Completes performance evaluations for staff in the department.
Performs HR duties including interviewing, hiring, counseling and corrective action.
Performs product preparations in compliance with FDA, CGMP, AABB standards, NRC regulations and department procedures.
Provides oversight for the review and correlation of results to each other and with the patient's condition, recognizing abnormal results and critical/ values. Verifies accuracy of results and initiates corrective action when indicated.
Must be ASCP, NCA certified or eligible ( certification must be completed within 6 months of hire)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological, Physical, Chemical or Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology from an accredited institution preferred
Bachelor's Degree and meets the CLIA requirements for high complexity testing
Graduate of a NCCLS approved training program.
Five or more years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
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