Aug 21, 2020

Sr. Medical Technologist - Hematology - Ochsner Medical Center West Bank - Days

  • Ochsner Health
  • Gretna, LA, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job performs routine and special tests; coordinates the implementation of new procedures; and assumes responsibility for resolving day to day lab technical problems and notifies laboratory immediate supervisor or Pathologist as appropriate. Assumes supervisory role of department section including coordinating laboratory operations within the section to ensure reliable patient testing and timely services, monitors laboratory specific Performance Improvement /Quality Control activities, exhibits knowledge of and adherence to Institution/Department policies and procedures, assists supervisor in maintaining a section that complies with the standards of accrediting/regulatory agencies, and maintains confidentiality of patient related information at all times.

Education

Required - Bachelor’s degree


Work Experience
Required - 4 years experience (one year of which is in the appropriate clinical lab section) in appropriate clinical lab under a qualified Director. In the case of a technologist that rotates in general lab, the one year of experience in the appropriate section should be documented. In cases where there is no documentation of the section rotation, a signed letter from the laboratory medical director must be placed in the technologist’s file stating that the technologist has been deemed competent in that section.

Preferred - Experience including advanced analytical skills necessary in order to analyze complex data and trouble shoot equipment


Certifications

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 the CLIA standards as a general laboratory supervisor; i.e. at a minimum a bachelor’s degree, and one year lab training or experience, or both, in high complexity testing, 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.
  • Ability to and experience working in controlled environment, following safety measures to minimize exposure to chemicals, body fluids, blood borne pathogens, etc.
  • Advanced analytical skills to collect data, perform calculations, maintains system logs and operates laboratory computer equipment.
  • Judgmental skills in order to identify and solve problems as well as handle difficult situations.
  • Skills to manage stress in order to maintain a professional atmosphere and provide quality service.
  • Skills to work independently.


Job Duties

  • Coordinates clinical competency in section.
  • Performs routine and special lab procedures.
  • Maintains regulatory compliance and performance improvement.
  • Assists and consults with the laboratory supervisor/director.
  • Maintains competency, meets goals and objectives.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required.

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.


This employer maintains and complies with its 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.

The employer 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 essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.