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Medical Technologist Senior - Blood Bank

Overview
The Medical Laboratory Scientist, Senior performs all the essential job duties of a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), formerly known as Medical Technician (MT), as well as assumes technical responsibility for a particular area of a large laboratory setting. May temporarily assume the duties of the core lab supervisor, or other supervisors of specialized areas, in her/his absence
Responsibilities
Under general supervision of a Pathologist and other supervision, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:
Performs routine laboratory test procedures as outlined in the laboratory standard operating procedures manuals. Adheres to quality assurance and quality control procedures in performing all testing
Correlates clinical information and/or previous lab results and reports discrepancies to Medical Technologist Supervisor or other designate. Consults with superiors or pathologist when no preset criteria for decision-making is available before taking action
Collects and directs the collection of specimens with rigid attention to proper patient identification, priority status and hospital and laboratory safety and infection control policies for clinical testing
Maintains and operates lab equipment; able to detect malfunctions as they occur by review of instruments results. Troubleshoots the problem with technologist or service representative assistance
Ensures appropriate lab supplies are always on hand in their assigned area or department
May be rotated to other lab locations or shifts as necessary
Trains or instructs laboratory personnel in performance of lab tests and procedures where assigned
Participates in developmental work on new tests
Participates in established TQM activities, QC testing of lab reagents and maintenance of equipment. Follows protocol for running and documenting control values. Collects, evaluates, and reports quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance
Attends and participates in continuing education programs to monitor proficiency, expand current knowledge and enhance professional excellence. Willingly shares knowledge and provides clinical orientation to other members of the staff
Trains students from affiliated programs or new employees as assigned
Works closely with all laboratory personnel to ensure timely client service and accurate test results
Participates in Job Competency/Skills Check program
Maintains open communication with supervisors, pathologists, and fellow employees to ensure optimal operation of department. Communicates pertinent information to other members of the health care team in a clinically relevant time frame to enhance the lab's contribution to patient care
Delivers age appropriate care for the patient population. Maintains strict confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation
Maintains and assists with continual compliance as required by standards of accrediting or regulatory agencies
Monitors personnel performance and competency and provides additional instruction as necessary
Assists with establishing procedures and maintaining a laboratory department or unit under the direction of the lab supervisor or lab manager
May perform the most difficult and advanced tests, examinations, or analysis in one or more specialized fields
Writes and updates laboratory procedures under supervision as required
May be rotated to other lab locations or shifts as necessary
Adheres to confidentiality, safety, compliance, and legal requirements
Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance
Performs other duties as assigned
Physical Capabilities
Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects; and lifting of up to 50 lbs may be required
Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Must be able to hear, see, and respond adequately
Frequent prolonged standing, walking, sitting, and bending over
Use of hands and fingers
Working Environment
Air conditioned laboratory environment
Frequent exposure to video display terminals
Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), biohazardous body fluids, and occasional hazardous chemicals
Sufficient noise and interruptions to cause distraction
May be asked to work extended hours
Skills/Abilities/Competencies
Perceive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material
Ability to see things from the customer's/patient's point of view and respond in a timely appropriate and courteous manner
Handle emergency situations with calmness and professionalism
Ability to work effectively with others and promotes positive working relationships
Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately
Understand instructions, reason, and make judgments
Understand meaning of words, ideas associated with them and their effective use
Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy required
CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships.
COMMUNICATOR: Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
PROBLEM SOLVER: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.
COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish goals.
TECHNICALLY COMPETENT: Possesses and maintains the functional and technical knowledge and skills to successfully perform job.
RESULTS DRIVEN: Achievement-oriented; achieves and exceeds goals; pushes self and others for results.
ANALYTICAL: Logical, systematic, and methodical in working through a plan or problem; provides solid research on which to base decisions; establishes process for workflow.
RESOURCEFUL: Knows how to get what is needed; manages time and workloads for maximum efficiency.
QUALITY CONSCIOUS: Delivers accuracy and precision in work products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and standards.
TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others' time; adheres to schedules and agendas.
Qualifications
Bachelor degree in medical technology or related science from an accredited program
Current and active certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a medical laboratory scientist (MLS) formerly known as MT or CLS
Valid and current State of Hawaii license as a MT
Minimum four (4) years clinical laboratory experience in a hospital/commercial lab setting required
Good computer knowledge (Word and Excel) and skills in lab information systems
Previous specialized experience in microbiology and blood banking preferred for MT, Sr. assigned to these departments
Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter
Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy required
Demonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:
Shine
Team
Accurate
Respect
Standardize
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP/Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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