Group Lead Med Technologist- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Monday-Friday 2:00pm-10:30pm
Main Duties: Perform tests in chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, serology, coag and blood bank. Assist with specimen processing as needed. Follow employer policies, work with fellow employees in a professional, productive manner, perform instrument maintenance and troubleshooting. Additional duties include but not limited to Kronos (time clock), supply ordering, inventory, and assisting supervisor with special projects. The Lead position (in training for advancement) will also take part in management activities including but not limited to SOP training, limited corrective counseling, scheduling and dashboard activities.
Required Knowledge: A solid understanding of basic laboratory testing, including QA/QC is required for this position. A successful candidate will possess good computer skills and be able to adapt to using multiple computer systems. The candidate should be able to take instruction from a variety of sources without adversity
Required Experience: Previous hospital laboratory experience is a plus but not required. Should possess base knowledge associated with testing within Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation and Blood Bank. A successful candidate should possess or be eligible for national certification as an MT/MLT from a recognized organization (ASCP or AMT).
Special Requirement: Ability to maintain a professional, courteous and pleasant attitude in times of heavy workload and stress. Reflect the company’s values in all aspects of performance. Teamwork with fellow employees is a must. Keyboard skills are important. Good customer service skills, professional appearance and attitude are required. Must be willing to work overtime or other times/shifts if required. This full-time position works 8 hour evening shifts with rotating weekends and holidays. Show up for work, on time and prepared to perform all tasks and processes, each and every scheduled work day and to remain performing those duties throughout the entire assigned work schedule for that day. Perform all tasks and processes assigned by your immediate supervisor including all tasks and processes you are fully qualified to perform and all tasks and processes assigned that you may be over-qualified to perform. Perform the previous two job duties/functions as a collaborative member of your work team and with a personal disposition that is positive and supportive of your fellow team members.
Quest Diagnostics: Look for more than answers. Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.
As a Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab Scientist you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.
At Quest, Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab Scientist play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.
Must demonstrate proficiency in all principle duties of a Medical Technologist I and II.
In the absence of the Supervisor, performs necessary supervisory functions.
Assist in supervising assigned Medical Technologist, Technicians, and Laboratory Assistants by monitoring work flow to meet testing schedules; distributing and reviewing work assignments; training employees in laboratory techniques; resolving work related problems of staff; and providing input for performance appraisals and disciplinary actions.
Train departmental employees on techniques, procedures, and company policy.
Works with supervisor to head up the validation of new procedures.
Reviews QA and QC records when applicable.
Ability to have input into the hiring process.
Serve as a technical resource for the unit by investigating and resolving analytical testing problems, recommending a course of action in instances identified as beyond acceptable limits, and responding to non-routine/complex inquiries and/or requests from clients and sales representatives.
Expedites the flow of work to maximize productive capacity by evaluating production systems and recommending enhancements and coordinating the resolution of production problems/issues involving other laboratory departments.
Review unit activities to ensure compliance with departmental policies and federal, state, and local regulations.
Review requests for validity checks and recommend an appropriate course of action taking into account the limitations of specimen requirements and the effects of time and the quality of additional and/or repeat testing.
Assist with the department's annual competency testing process and documentation.
Interact in a professional manner with inter-departmental teams and groups.
Perform other duties as directed by supervisors.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry or an Associate degree in a Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory Technology or have previously qualified as a Technologist under 42 CFR 493. 1433 published in March 14, 1990. If HEW certified, eight years or more in same department. Associates hired after the standardization date, must have a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree. Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript.
Minimum of five years clinical experience with two years in present department. Must have received a rating of 2 on last two annual performance appraisals.
Must have the ability to establish work priorities for self and others and handle several procedures simultaneously including troubleshooting instruments and other problems/issues.
Ability to schedule and manage resources to meet department goals.
Must interact with other departments.
Contact with clients will be required, good customer service skills are important. In addition, interaction with purchasing and manufacturing or technical representatives may be required.
Must protect patient confidentiality at all times.
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