Amended: Duties, Hours, Close Date The Lead Medical Technologist for Chemistry serves in one or more sections of a clinical laboratory and in addition, is assigned specialized and complex laboratory tasks beyond providing patient test results. He/She is responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of Specialty, including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance to regulatory and Service requirements. The Lead Medical Technologist for Chemistry: Conducts studies and recommends changes to correct deficiencies and improve the specialty area. Is assigned responsibility for evaluation of new and evolving developments in laboratory instrumentation and automation. Recommends new/replacement instrumentation; functions as the primary source of information for maintaining current instrumentation. Applies laws, policies and precedents, regulatory, licensing and accrediting requirements to establish, monitor and maintain specialized testing. Researches qualitative and quantitative methods in the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Maintains process Maintains a continuous flow of accurate patient laboratory data by monitoring, ordering and maintaining a stock of reagents, calibrators and operational supplies from vendors on VISN 16 Cost per Reportable contract instruments. Identifies training needs appropriate for the type and complexity of the laboratory services performed and is responsible for coordination of training in the methods and techniques of the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Prepares reports, maintains records and administrative information; Performs Core Laboratory Hematology/ Coagulation testing relevant to Stroke Protocol Receives, accessions, and processes incoming samples per SOP from all areas of the hospital and outlying clinics Acts as the Pathology & Laboratory's Medical Service Safety Officer by attending required safety meetings, coordinating safety inspections, identifying safety hazards, and resolving safety issues that affect the P&LMS department. Serves as the Chair of the P&LMS Safety Committee and works with the Co-Chair of the P&LMS Safety Committee to develop training protocols for P&LMS staff on PPE, understanding of Safety Data Sheets, etc. Assists the Section Supervisor in managing workflow in a manner to ensure completion of the daily workload. Coordinates workflow and work assignments in the absence of the Section Supervisor Works with Hematology section to coordinate Core Laboratory coverage as needed. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm; Rotating Weekends and Holidays; Subject to change based on agency needs Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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