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.
Required - Bachelor’s degree
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
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)
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.