There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
Location: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital
Work Schedule: Days
Work Type: FULL TIME
Provides day-to-day technical supervision of testing personnel ensuring the proper performance of all laboratory procedures and report of test results. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction. Promotes standardization through collaboration and coordination within a specialty.
Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the GHS in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Directly accountable to the Doctoral Director(s) and under the administrative direction of the Operations Director, Manager, Supervisor or Team Leader.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. *Performs technical duties and provides technical knowledge and support to staff and clients within a department of responsibility.
2. *Analyzes technical problems and resolves in accordance with established laboratory policies. Reviews test results, quality control records, proficiency testing results and preventative maintenance records. Ensures that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems/QA deviate from established performance specifications.
3. *Collaborates the planning of capital purchases and leases with the appropriate section Doctoral Director and Operations Director.
4. *Participates with the Director and other system colleagues in the development of new testing, validation and evaluation of new equipment, reagents, instrumentation and technologies.
5. *Maintains a working knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and ensures that compliance of standards is maintained.
6. *Participates in the analysis of cost for materials and negotiation of contracts to obtain favorable prices. Responsible for section purchasing, receiving, and inventory management to reduce costs.
7. *Accepts responsibility for effective cost accounting and cost management. Maintains adequate supply inventory.
8. *Participates in and coordinates the development of policy and procedure manuals with doctoral director and system colleagues. Assures timely and regular review of procedure manuals.
9. *Provides orientation to all new employees and/or identifies training needs and ensures that employees receive appropriate in-service training and education for their job responsibilities. Continually evaluates monitors and documents the performance of competency of each employee.
10. *Participates in annual performance appraisals.
11. *Collaborates with their specialty specific colleagues at other lab locations to assure standardization system-wide.
12. *Member of the Best Practice Committee for their area of responsibility.
13. *Performs in a changing environment utilizing independent thinking, handling uncertainty, being receptive to new ideas and challenges, and integrates system focused solutions. Effectively leads others through change.
14. *Encourages and engages in a service-oriented behavior designed to support and meet the needs of our various clients. Provides timely consultations and takes prompt action to correct problems and issues.
15. *Participates in educational/training activities to acquire new skills and maintain current proficiency. Accepts that overnight travel may be required.
16. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
* Denotes essential job functions.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates good organizational skills and effective communication skills.
Possesses basic PC navigation skills and is able to access applicable computer applications as needed for job functionality.
Knows and abides by GHS and GML policies and procedures including compliance policies.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology required or three years of college and completion of one year CAHEA accredited school of medical technology required, or Bachelor of Science in chemistry, biological or physical sciences plus one year of experience/training in the specialty/subspecialty in which the tests are performed required, or three years of accredited college course work and completion date in compliance with Pennsylvania clinical laboratory regulation required, or performed duties of a medical technologist prior to June 14, 1974, and with continuous (full- or part-time) pertinent, clinically related laboratory employment since that date required, or passed proficiency exam given by the HHS (formerly HEW) with designation as a clinical laboratory technologist required.
Requires five years laboratory experience, which includes three years in the pertinent technical specialty.
Certification as a SBB (ASCP) preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
Possible exposure to infection from disease bearing specimens. Exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens. Must comply with applicable safety procedures. Physical demands: Standing: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position. Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, or otherwise working with hands. Fingering: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers. Vision requirements: Able to pass standardized color vision test. Protective Equipment (as required by procedure performed): Eye protection, face protection, lab coat, non-sterile medical gloves.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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