This position provides patient test analysis and laboratory services in a CLIA moderate-complexity lab. Work with Laboratory Director to maintain viability of laboratory.
- Perform waived and moderate-complexity patient lab testing.
- Ensure lab sample suitability for analysis.
- Collect lab specimens (e.g., phlebotomy).
- Accept and process samples for on-site testing or to contracted reference laboratories.
- Evaluate, judge, interpret, and maintain test results. Identify and resolve inconsistencies in patient results and correlate unexpected results with disease states.
- Complete x-ray examinations with patients as needed.
- Assist in preparing lab for inspection from regulatory institutions.
- Actively participate in Laboratory Quality Assurance activities with emphasis on ensuring compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies.
- Perform Quality Control (QC), troubleshooting, and appropriate documentation.
- Review all lab QC, including Point of Care (PoC).
- Review QC results daily, weekly (Levy-Jennings), and monthly and submit monthly QC data for peer comparison.
- Provide customer service for questions directed at the laboratory from providers and patients.
- Analyze and verify data in the computer system.
- Write and run reports as required to provide operating procedures, test processes, patient results, or sample collection techniques.
- Assist in training new employees and laboratory students.
- Participate in continuing education programs.
- Monitor, maintain, order, and stock laboratory supplies.
- Review manually-entered results daily to ensure accuracy.
- Provide initial training to waived testing personnel.
- Assess waived testing personnel competency.
- Maintain medical laboratory equipment through inspection, compliance, certification, and coordinating repair.
- Prepare monthly laboratory operation reports.
- Coordinate with Lab Director and Human Resources to ensure accreditation compliance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Skill in operating laboratory equipment and contemporary laboratory information system (LIS) applications.
- Knowledge of clinical processes and medical terminology.
- Knowledge of applicable federal, state, hospital, and regulatory committee rules and regulations.
- Ability to utilize a trauma sensitive approach to interacting with clients.
- Strong understanding and sensitivity to Alaska Native culture and lifestyle, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native population.
- Strong written, analytical, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
- Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
- Ability to keep accurate records and produce timely and accurate written reports.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as required for HIPAA, other regulations and organization matters.
- Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, including outside contacts.
- Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
- Associate’s Degree in lab medicine.
- Five (5) years of clinical laboratory testing experience.
- Board certified from a nationally-recognized agency (e.g. American Society of Clinical Pathologists - ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Medical Technologist (MT)/Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or equivalent required.
- A combination of experience, education, and training may substitute for degree requirements on a year for year basis.
- Bachelor’s degree in lab medicine.
- Supervisory experience in clinical laboratory.
- Experience with regulatory and accreditation of clinical laboratory operations, including lab inspections.
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.
The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 25 lbs. The majority of work is performed in an office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities. CRNA is a smoke free and tobacco free campus. May require local travel between compact services of CRNA which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Works in an environment where protection of client confidentiality is essential. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided when and where needed.
Work will be monitored through meetings, reports, and regular communication with the immediate supervisor. General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements, conditions of grant award(s), and the general policies and procedures of CRNA.
Position will exercise supervision of assigned staff and complete required documentation, including performance evaluations, training, and general oversight through direct reports.
Contacts include and not limited to volunteers, organizational staff, clients, and outside agencies.
CONDITIONS OF HIRE
- All employment at CRNA is “at will.” This means that the employee or CRNA may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
- CRNA is a no tolerance workplace. All employees must pass an initial and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
- CRNA has several positions that require a criminal background check for the safety of our clients. All employment offers in the “covered” classification are conditional until CRNA has received a Federal criminal background check verifying eligibility to work in these programs.
- First Aid/CPR certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire for required positions.
- As applicable by position and company policy, must meet standards for fitness for duty, immunizations, credentialing and privileging.