Sr. Medical Technologist-Microbiology
Click the Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn icons to share this job with your friends or contacts. Click the Twitter icon to tweet this job to your followers. Click the link button to view the URL of the job, which then can be copied and pasted into an e-mail or other document.
Wilmington, DE 19806
Oversees daily section operations and outcomes of work performed by others via direct observation and review of daily work logs. Reviews and critically analyzes work of other technologists, makes independent decisions concerning acceptability of assays. Assures integrity of equipment function and assay systems through maintenance of quality assurance standards. Oversees internal and external quality control program of section and maintains compliance with regulatory standards. Assists in review, revision, and writing of new and existing laboratory procedures, policies, and safety manuals.
Manages infectious specimens, hazardous chemicals, and potentially dangerous instruments in accordance with hospital and departmental policies in order to maintain a safe working environment. Interviews prospective employees, monitors competency of staff, and conducts performance appraisals. Counsels employees, issues verbal warnings and improves work performance of staff as needed.
Performs a variety of highly complex, technically demanding clinical assays on infectious specimens. Interprets the validity of assay results using professional judgement based on knowledge of physiological systems and principles of instrumentation and quality assurance. Documents and communicates results of these analyses, facilitating appropriate diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Maintains thorough knowledge of all assays, reagent systems, and instrumentation in order to assist technologists when problems occur. Continuously strengthens knowledge of laboratory principles and techniques through participation in continuing education activities. Communicates and interprets laboratory results, procedures, and policies to physicians and health care providers. Interfaces with pathology staff and all levels of hospital personnel. May serve on a variety of committees as deemed necessary.
Solves operational problems if technologists are unable to do so and is responsible for completing difficult tasks. Evaluates recent technological advances and new procedures for possible laboratory implementation. Monitors competency of section technologists. Verifies assay parameters and acceptability of control results. Provides interpretation of results and parameters when necessary. Oversees and maintains a continuous workflow in the laboratory. Assigns work to laboratory staff and prepares the work schedule.
Conducts continuing education programs. Instructs and trains staff and Medical Technology students. Demonstrates financial accountability through accurate documentation of workload and efficient use of reagents and supplies. Orders and oversees adequate inventory. Demonstrates proficiency with Laboratory Information System. Demonstrates professional, friendly, courteous, interpersonal skill in interactions with hospital staff, supervisory staff, co-workers, customers, and patients/family members. Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications(Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification/Skills):
- Baccalaureate degree or above in biological science, chemical science, or laboratory science (medical technology) preferred. MT (ASCP) certification preferred
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in an acute care hospital laboratory setting, at least 2 of which are specific to ****Microbiology**** .
- Prior laboratory information system, Microsoft (MS) Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook experience necessary.
- Performance, evaluation and supervision of routine and specialized analytical procedures require a very high level of skill and independent judgment.
- Thorough understanding of all routine, new and special procedures and theory for application and development of procedures to the laboratory.
- Previous supervisory experience desirable.
Job Number: 00112622
Location: Wilmington, DE
Organization Name: St. Francis Healthcare
Facility: SFDE – St. Francis Healthcare Service
Employment Type: Full time