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Lab Med Technologist ASCP - Hematology - Full Time Days

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Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Lab Med Technologist ASCP

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Performs moderate to high complexity testing.

What you will do

  • Evaluates specimens and test orders for acceptability and determines rejections according to established guidelines.
  • Maintains and assures positive identity of all patient specimens, specimen types and aliquots throughout the analytical process. Stores specimens properly
  • Follows laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses and reporting. Enters/verify all results completely and accurately.
  • Performs and records tests in one or more sections of the Laboratory under the indirect supervision of a section supervisor according to Lab policy.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of difficult principles, procedures and techniques and the ability to make independent judgements on the basis of scientific knowledge. Supervises personnel of less skill and experience.
  • Meets productivity standards/turnaround time of the department. Maintain efficient workflow.
  • Recognizes testing errors/discrepancies or problems affecting test results. Either corrects the problem or notifies appropriate supervisor on a timely basis.
  • Operates all instruments according to accepted written protocols.
  • Recognizes and identifies instrument problems, performs trouble shooting and seek help of proper resources if needed.
  • Performs and documents all Quality Control, routine and no-routine maintenance according to established Laboratory protocol.
  • Follows laboratory established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within laboratory’s acceptable level of performance. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Performs proficiency testing. Ensures that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.
  • Calls and documents abnormal, critical or STAT results according to established protocol.
  • Correlates test results with diagnosis and/or compares with previous results if available. Recognizes and resolves problems or inconsistencies.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the hospital (HIS) and laboratory information systems (LIS) and their application to all aspects of job related functions. (Result retrieval, entering results, crediting, etc.)
  • Recognizes and resolves minor computer problems. Notifies LIS manager of problems.
  • Maintains a clean, neat and orderly workplace. Cleans refrigerators, incubators, centrifuges, computer terminal screens and all general laboratory equipment.
  • Processes receipt of departmental supplies. Labels, records and stores supplies received.
  • Reviews quantities and expiration dates of all supplies. Maintains inventory as needed for department.
  • Participates in orientation, instruction and training of others (new personnel/off-hour staff members and students) as required by department.
  • Instructs Nursing personnel, or other health care workers in patient preparation for tests and in obtaining and handling specimens.
  • Assists physicians, hospital personnel, patients and general public with pertinent laboratory information. Directs questions or problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Prepares specimens for dispatch to reference laboratories.
  • May assume responsibilities of section supervisors in their absence.
  • Informs section supervisor or laboratory administration of problems which affect the safety, function or reputation of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine or the hospital in a timely and judicious manner.
  • Understands and practices standard precautions and infection control to protect both self and patient. Practices hospital and laboratory safety according to policies and procedures. Is familiar with emergency procedures, codes and use of personal protective equipment. Reports incidents as necessary.
  • Job performance requires extensive standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
  • Cooperates with lab staff to achieve lab goals and maintains good employee relations, interdepartmental relations and public relations.
  • Keeps current in the field of Medical Technology through literature, attendance at workshops, seminars and in-service programs. Maintains membership in professional organizations.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry or related life Sciences. Required or
  • Associate's Degree Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry or related life Sciences. Required

Experience Qualifications

  • Experience preferred. Recent graduates are welcome and encouraged to apply. Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • ASCP - American Society of Clinical Pathologist ASCP certification or eligible Upon Hire Required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.