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Technical Coordinator, Chemistry

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care. The Technical Coordinator serves as technical expert in assigned areas. Performs waived, moderate and highly complex laboratory tests. Assumes responsibility for teaching/training of new employees and students, problem-solving and quality control. Performs supervisory duties and special assignments as delegated.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains technical expertise in assigned area. Advises supervisor/medical director on technical methodologies, operations and systems.
  • Establishes a system for quality, efficient and cost effective completion of testing.
  • Writes and revises procedures in accordance with laboratory accrediting agencies standards including reference ranges and specimen requirements. Reviews the laboratory procedure manual at least bi-annually.
  • Schedules staff, organizes, prioritizes and oversees daily workload in order to complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion. Assumes responsibility for problem solving daily operation.
  • Establishes system and oversees the maintenance of equipment.
  • Acts as a resource in troubleshooting technical and equipment operations.
  • Establishes system for and reviews quality control data.
  • Establishes and maintains a system for proficiency testing.
  • Reviews results, submits data, reviews evaluation summaries and investigates any unacceptable results.
  • Reviews quality assurance reports. Takes action to correct questionable results with proper documentation and follow-up. Notifies supervisor of such action.
  • Maintains inventory control; orders supplies.
  • Performs laboratory tests according to established protocols as designated by supervisor.
    PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
    Sitting up to 7 hours per day - 2-hour increments. Standing up to 5 hours per day - 2-hourincrements. Walking - up to 7 hours per day - short increments. Frequently uses fingers tomanipulate small vials, pipetting, etc. Continuous use of hands for operation of laboratoryequipment and computer keyboard. Occasional lifting of boxes/equipment up to 30 lbs.Occasional pushing/pulling of equipment. Frequent stooping, bending. Occasional crouching.Frequent reaching above shoulder level and stretching across work area (30" depth). Hearing asit relates to normal, high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates to general, far, near, color andperipheral vision. Depth perception. Ability to palpate veins.
    EDUCATION:
    Must meet the 42 CFR 493.1411 - Standard; Technical consultant qualifications: Have earned a bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution (accreditation is verified on websites of accrediting commissions on higher education such as ) ; and have at least 2 years of laboratory training or experience, or both in non-waived testing, in the designated specialty or subspecialty areas of service for which the technical consultant is responsible.
    Employees hired before 3/19/2018 are grandfathered to the following qualifications of MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP), or eligible. Under these circumstances the Laboratory Manager will be ultimately responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory.
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
    A minimum of 2 years of clinical laboratory experience in the assigned discipline preferred
    Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's

    St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Technical Coordinator, Chemistry, IT / Software / Systems , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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