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This job assumes responsibility for operation, technical and personnel management related duties for assigned Laboratory section and for solving day to day lab operational problems and notifying Lab Manager/Physician Supervisor of problems as appropriate. This job maintains a patient /client focused section that complies with the standards of accrediting/regulatory agencies; oversees training of all personnel in section and performs technical work as necessary; promotes and ensures compliance with Ochsner Health System and Laboratory policies and practices. Maintains confidentiality of patient and personnel-related information at all times and exhibits a high degree of professional excellence characterized by sound independent judgment, reliability, initiative, flexibility and a high standard of ethics.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner’s discretion.
Required – Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, or chemical, physical or biological science
Required – 4 years training and experience in high complexity testing in the respective specialty under a qualified Medical Director
Experience working in controlled environment, following safety measures to minimize exposure to chemicals, body fluids, blood borne pathogens, etc.
Judgmental skills in order to identify and solve problems as well as handle difficult situations
Analytical skills necessary to prepare/interpret a variety of management reports, analyze complex data and trouble shoot equipment
Analytical skills to collect data, perform calculations, maintain system logs and operate laboratory computer equipment
Skills to manage stress in order to maintain a professional atmosphere and provide quality service
Preferred- Advanced analytical skills necessary in order to analyze complex data and trouble shoot equipment
Required – Current license or temporary license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Generalist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Specialist in the state of practice
Meets CLIA and CAP requirements for testing personnel relative to scope of duties
Meets CLIA standards as a general laboratory supervisor
ASCP certification as a Medical Technologist
Any incumbent certified by ASCP on or after January 1, 2004 must successfully complete the requirements of the ASCP’s Certification Maintenance Program
Preferred- Current license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist – Specialist in the state of practice
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Judgmental skills in order to identify and solve problems as well as handle difficult situations
- Analytical skills necessary to prepare/interpret a variety of management reports, analyze complex data and trouble shoot equipment
- Analytical skills to collect data, perform calculations, maintain system logs and operate laboratory computer equipment
- Skills to manage stress in order to maintain a professional atmosphere and provide quality service
- Preferred- Advanced analytical skills necessary in order to analyze complex data and trouble shoot equipment
- Coordinates daily operations
- Supervises, trains and develops department staff
- Oversees performance improvement and quality control programs
- Ensures fiscal responsibility
- Participates in Ochsner PALM and department projects
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heavy Work – Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Mechanical lifting devices (e.g., carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. more than 8 hours a day, weekend).
Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.
The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure for communicable diseases
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