Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Days Hours: Days
J OB SUMMARY:
T his position, Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead, under minimal supervision, is responsible for independently performing complex laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells, and tissues that includes standardized microscopic, chemical, and/or bacteriological testing. All testing, by the Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead, is performed in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures, FDA, CAP, OSHA, CLIA, and Joint Commission regulations and guidelines. Test results are used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
M INIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science, or related science
M T (ASCP) - Medical Technologist or MLS (ASCP) - Medical Laboratory Scientist, American Society of Clinical Pathology, Health and Human Services Certification. CM required if certified after 2004.
M inimum of 10 years of experience in Hematology and Coagulation disciplines.
M inimum of 5 years of experience in Hematology/ Coagulation lab which performs significant testing for oncology practice(s).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, equipment, and techniques of clinical laboratory science, in Hematology and Coagulation.
Working knowledge of recent laboratory developments, current literature, and sources of information in medical technology appropriate to the field of specialization.
Previous supervisory or leadership experience
Ability to perform assigned tasks according to procedures and to make accurate observations and records of test result.
Skilled in the use of medical laboratory equipment in the performance of required tests and examinations.
Ability to work with pathologist in keeping current with latest testing developments
Ability to communicate effectively with clinicians and other department staff concerning abnormal findings
S pecialist Certification: Specialist in Hematology, SH (ASCP). CM required if certified after 2004
Excellent computer skills
Proficient in Word and Excel
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent team building skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Ability to work independently
Experience working with middleware or LIS system specialists
Experience with College of American Pathologist (CAP) regulations
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