Lab Technical Specialist - Microbiology (Full-Time) at Newton-Wellesley Hospital(NWH)

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers:

  • Opportunity to work with a great team of experienced Med Techs!

  • Working in a Beautiful Campus Setting and Outstanding Benefits!

  • $5,000 Bonus!

  • Free Parking!

In addition to the duties and functions of a medical technologist/technician:

  • Coordinates technical functions and activities in designated department of the clinical laboratory in cooperation with the supervisor/clinical manager.

  • Acts as a technical resource for the laboratory and other hospital staff.

  • Assumes responsibility for the section/shift in the absence of the supervisor.

  • Takes responsibility for timely communication of any problems/issues with equipment, supplies, or personnel to the supervisor/clinical manager.

  • Ensures that department staff is kept informed of operational issues/concerns.

  • Reviews periodic reports to ensure that: established turn-around time qualifiers are met; outliers are addressed as needed; missing samples are tracked.

  • Monitors department/shift workflow to accomplish daily objectives according to established schedules.

  • Complies with, and assists others in complying with, established standards and practices/procedures.

  • Initiates service calls; follows through on return/replacement for defective supplies.

  • Uses supply ordering system and/or obtains purchase orders as applicable.

  • Ensures adequate levels of supplies/reagents.

  • Monitors physical environment to ensure that any issues with temperature, humidity, or general plant condition are addressed; may require submission of work orders for correction.

  • Performs, documents, and/or assigns quality control and proficiency testing, and maintains accurate records.

  • Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, logs, files, and slides. Assists supervisor/clinical manager in preparing and maintaining department in a ready-state for unannounced inspections that may include (but are not limited to) CAP, Joint Commission, FDA, DPH.

  • May be responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of students and others during their clinical rotation.

  • Participates in competency assessment of department staff that may include: initial competency evaluation of new hires, annual competency assessment of incumbent staff, and remedial competency assessment for performance issues.

  • Participates in week-end and holiday rotations; may be required to cover evening and night shifts to support operational needs of the department.

  • Prepares and/or monitors department schedule to ensure adequate department/shift coverage.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of applicable regulatory standards that may pertain to the department that may include: CAP, AABB, FDA, DPH, and Joint Commission. Reports problems or situations that may be contrary to prevailing compliance requirements.

  • Responds to physician/patient/customer/staff inquiries or needs promptly and thoroughly.


    • Qualified under CLIA as High complexity Testing personnel (42.CFR 493 1489)

    • Bachelor's degree in medical technology or related science from an accredited school preferred.

    • Specialized knowledge/skill in a specific discipline acquired through advanced training or previous work experience of at least two years (full-time).

    • Previous experience as a lead technologist preferred.

    • Nationally recognized certification as a medical technologist preferred.

    • Certification in a specialty category may be acceptable in lieu of medical technologist certification.

    EEO Statement

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran or active military status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
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