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Clinical Laboratory Technologist V, Hematology

Company: NYC Health + Hospitals
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Empower Every New Yorker - Without Exception - to Live the Healthiest Life Possible
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city's five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.
Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.
TOUR I: (12:00 am - 8:00 am)
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Director, Hematology Director, Associate Exec. Director, Associate Lab and Assistant Director, this individual supervises Hematology Laboratory and performs a full range of services as assigned.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adheres to all relevant corporate, hospital, and regulatory policies and procedures governing clinical laboratory services. Demonstrates ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate staff engaged in delivering a comprehensive range of laboratory, scientific, technical and diagnostic services.
  • Communicates pertinent information to laboratory management especially problems and nonconformance.
  • Provides leadership in laboratory operations:
  • Directs the operations of a group.
  • Allocates all resources efficiently to ensure proper coverage.
  • Manages personnel effectively.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates abilities to solve problems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of safe and proper practice in the operation and maintenance of technical equipment.
  • Ensures timely turn-around time of samples received in the laboratory.
  • Ensures that the reagent and other laboratory supplies are used within the Laboratory Guidelines - e.g. Reagents are dated when received and when opened before placing on the instrument.
  • Performs tests requiring special skills and assists the laboratory in special Circumstances whenever necessary.
  • Checks and monitors maintenance of instruments.
  • Checks and monitors that quality control is performed and recorded; assures that all remedial actions are taken if necessary.
  • Ensures that all system functions are within established performance specifications.
  • Monitors examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
  • Monitors that proper record keeping practice is maintained (includes storage and retrieval of data).
  • Assures that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications; in the event of non-conformances, ensures that results of test examinations are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
  • Ensures that employees follow correct specimen handling procedures.
  • Ensures proficiency testing is performed according to KCHC guidelines.
  • Ensures proper function checks (e.g. linearity/precision, and correlation are performed).
  • Ensures that specimens are sent to the laboratory in a timely manner (pneumatic tube handling).
  • Ensures proper reporting of results to the clinicians in accordance with KCHC Guidelines.
  • Provides training and annual evaluations and documents the performance of testing subordinates.
  • Documents competence assessments for testing personnel.
  • Participates in Q.A. activities to ensure the quality of laboratory performance.
  • Ensures the smooth flow of the day-to-day operation in the laboratory.
  • Documents supervisory review even when responsibility is delegated to another trained and competent technical person.
    Minimum Qualifications:1. Valid license as a clinical laboratory technologist issued by the NYSED; and2. Candidates must also meet one of the qualification requirements of a laboratory supervisor as outlined in Title 1 0, Section 58-1.4 of the New York Public HeaIth Law.

Keywords: NYC Health + Hospitals, New York , Clinical Laboratory Technologist V, Hematology, Healthcare , New York, New York

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