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Senior Clinical Technologist
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15657

Summary:

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.
 

Responsibilities:

Technical Lead:

  1. Provide day-to-day technical supervision of qualified personnel performing testing and reporting high complexity test results.
  2. 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.
  3. Provides advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, interpretation, consultation and verification of test results.  Acts as technical adviser/expert in area of expertise.
  4. Assist in the development and implementation of new protocols and selection of new equipment. 
  5. Performs validation of equipment, analyzers, and tests in area of expertise. 

QC/QA/Compliance:

  1. 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
  2. Review Quality Control and instrument function reports to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained.
  3. Monitors instrument maintenance, repair, and calibration in area of expertise
  4. Assists in preparation for CAP inspections
  5. Submits PT surveys and performs summary review, along with review with testing personnel

Training/Competency

  1. Assess training competency of new employees, initially, and after 6 months. Performs annual evaluation. 
  2. Conduct training competencies for all new test methods or new equipment
  3. Distribute proficiency testing among employees, in area of expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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

Required Qualifications:

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.

Desired Qualifications:

Time management skills and the ability to accomplish extra duties while completing patient work.

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 17 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

 It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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