Medical Technologist, Lead - Miami Lakes UCC (Full Time)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 23138
Performs laboratory tests for clinical diagnosis adhering to guidelines of licensing and regulatory agencies. Performs other Lead functions assisting with the administrative tasks of their assigned locations.
Job Specific Duties
Performs Lead functions to assist the Manager and Director with the administrative tasks of their assigned locations.
Coordinates scheduling for centers to ensure adequate numbers of competent staff to complete workload.
Complies with Health System and laboratory safety regulations.
Maintains temperatures and performs quality control on instrumentation and reagents used daily.
Reviews with the UCC Lab Manager laboratory procedures and guidelines and update Policy Tech as a document writer as needed.
Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and calibrations on instruments and equipment. Maintains cleanliness of instruments, equipment, and area.
Performs internal and external proficiency testing; evaluates and responds to proficiency testing survey results promptly.
Participates in teaching laboratory procedures and policies to students and staff. Assists with onboarding of new hires.
Monitors inventory and assures that supplies are adequate.
Performs and reports laboratory tests accurately in required turnaround time.
Performs quality control/quality improvement processes and maintains required records.
Recognizes and reports critical values within specified timeframes to appropriate patient care personnel.
Conducts parallel studies, evaluates new instrumentation, and implements new test procedures per CAP standards.
Participates in department lean processes overseen by director.
Ensures proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) indication and use.
Reviews instrumentation, processes, re-agents, and storage to ensure compliance on a daily basis.
Complies with accrediting agencies (FDA, CAP, DNV, AHCA, CMS , AABB) standards and regulations.
Participates validation new instruments and/or new test procedures in the Department.
Minimum Job Requirements
State of Florida Clinical Laboratory Technologist license - maintain active and in good standing throughout employement
2-4 years of experience working as a Medical Technologist
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree preferred.
National Certification preferred.
ASCP, AAB or AMT preferred.
Ability to communicate promptly, clearly, and courteously, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to assign tasks, coordinate team members, and leads by example.
Ability to interpret and analyze information to perform laboratory procedures.
Ability to use computer to enter and access patient data.
Able to accurately relay patient test results to appropriate person.
Knowledge of and ability to perform laboratory techniques and use laboratory instruments.
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information and adheres to HIPAA guidelines.
Able to work cooperatively and constructively with physicians, patients, families, and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.