Lahey Health Senior Medical Technologist in Burlington, Massachusetts

About the Job

Sr. Medical Technologist Laboratory Support Services

Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, independently performs a variety of supporting work for use in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Performs quality control and quality assurance procedures as required. Works independently with respect to entering reference laboratory test results, coordinating CAP Proficiency Program, assessing Laboratory Decision Support, analyzing quality measures, assisting in improvement projects and processing research studies. Assists personnel and medical staff as needed. Performs safety and compliance duties as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but are not limited to:

Test Performance

  • Verify sample identification, acceptability of sample, and appropriateness of order according to written procedures.

  • Handle each specimen according to written procedure and perform follow-up procedures on rejected samples according to protocol.

  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize work by completing assignments according to written procedures without excessive waste within established turnaround times.

  • Recognize and evaluate unusual or unreasonable results. Consult with manager or appropriate personnel about abnormal findings, unusual combinations or difficult analyses.

  • Record laboratory results (observations/interpretations/calculations) on worksheets, verify results are entered into the laboratory computer system correctly, and report STAT and critical values according to protocol.

  • Perform and document required QC/QA procedures according to established protocols. Interpret results to determine existing or potential out of control situations. Notify manager and/or QC coordinator.

  • Coordinate the purchase and distribution of CAP surveys as well as perform analysis of returned evaluations and document receipt of all applicable corrective actions and signatures.

  • Enhance and disseminate computer reports with analysis of Key Performance Indicators; collaborate with senior staff, laboratory managers and multidisciplinary teams to improve system and work processes

  • Review pertinent regulations, such as CAP, TJC, OSHA, perform compliance audits and assist in updating laboratory procedures

  • Cover in the absence of another LSS colleague(s) with additional duties. Perform in charge responsibilities in absence of manager.

  • Contribute new ideas and participate in changes within the department.

Fiscal Management

  • Contribute to department goal of optimization of resources and revenue enhancement.

  • Maintain appropriate inventory.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Baccalaureate degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Or Associates degree including laboratory internship at an institution certified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) with a minimum of ten years full-time experience as a staff medical laboratory technician.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry or the National Certification Agency (NCA) for Medical Laboratory personnel or by American Medical Technologists (AMT) for Medical Laboratory personnel.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Knowledge of clinical tests and standards necessary to perform complex tests and accurately report result.

  • Analytic ability to perform complex tests, interprets findings, perform calculations, calibrate instruments, etc.

  • Ability to identify and evaluate clinical testing problems and to effect corrective action procedures and modifications.

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, utilize good judgment, work accurately under pressure and handle stress to meet deadlines.

  • Manual dexterity and acuity necessary to prepare specimens, prepare solutions, screen specimens, and operate instrumentation and a computer.

  • Interpersonal verbal and written English language skills sufficient to exchange information with physicians and other colleagues.

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.

Experience: Minimum of 3-4 years of experience working as a medical laboratory technologist preferred. Requires active knowledge of CAP, TJC and OSHA regulatory compliance as well as quality and safety programs.

SHIFT: 40 hours, 1st shift

REQNUMBER: 150650-1A