The Senior Clinical Technologist plans and implements special, complex procedures for use in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, along with assisting in the establishment and maintenance of quality control standards.
In addition to performing the duties of a medical technologist at a high level of expertise, and with assistance from Medical Technologist Specialists, the Senior Clinical Technologist is normally responsible for, and oversees the following activities in their area of expertise.
Provide day-to-day technical supervision of qualified personnel performing testing and reporting high complexity test results.
Responsible for reviewing procedures and policies no less than biennially within the document management system. This includes modifying, and archiving. Final approval for any new or revised document is completed by the CLIA Laboratory Director.
Provides advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, interpretation, consultation and verification of test results. Acts as technical adviser/expert in area of expertise.
Assist in the development and implementation of new protocols and selection of new equipment.
Performs validation of equipment, analyzers, and tests in area of expertise.
Monitor, organize, maintain Quality control and Quality Assurance Records. Ensure that quality assurance and control is being performed in a timely manner. Maintains all QA/QC records
Review Quality Control and instrument function reports to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained.
Monitors instrument maintenance, repair, and calibration in area of expertise
Assists in preparation for CAP inspections
Submits PT surveys and performs summary review, along with review with testing personnel
Assess training competency of new employees, initially, and after 6 months. Performs annual evaluation.
Conduct training competencies for all new test methods or new equipment
Distribute proficiency testing among employees, in area of expertise.
Maintain expertise/competency in all areas related to the area of expertise.
Organize and maintain accurate quality control records
Review, update and write procedures for Molecular Microbiology
Investigate quality assurance issues and respond to change in requirements
Notify vendors for repairs or preventive maintenance and maintain equipment in the area
Utilize pathology department information and data systems
SCC (Lab MIC and MIC Mol)
Train employees and teach Medical Technology students, Pathology Residents, new hires, and High School students, good microbiology skills.
Perform clinical testing in the area
Assess and document competency, remediate if necessary
Evaluate new tests and/or methods
Prepare area for inspection by accrediting agencies
Communicate with clinicians, and assume responsibility in the absence of the supervisor
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science, or biological science which is directly related to the duties of the position is required, as well as certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP) or Medical Technologist MT(AMT) or specialty certification is required
Must have a minimum of 4 years (post-training), clinical experience relevant to the position
Must have demonstrated ability to perform the duties of an MT at a high level of expertise, and the ability to perform the assigned work without sacrificing patient care or assigned work.
Must have the demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively with other medical personnel in both verbal and written form; demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize work, and to exercise initiative in recognizing and solving problems. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Will typically receive an average of 16 hrs/wk (40%) to accomplish the extra duties. This will vary at the scheduling supervisor’s/manager’s discretion based on the amount of senior clinical work pending, and patient work or other projects that must be completed.
Works with infectious disease and/or hazardous materials.
May have exposure to noise from laboratory equipment and pneumatic tube system.
May participate in a rotating weekend, holiday and on call work schedule.
Requires frequent standing/walking/sitting/hand pipetting for long periods of time and the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
Time management skills and the ability to accomplish extra duties while completing patient work.
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