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At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!
This job assumes responsibility for operation, technical and personnel management related duties for assigned Laboratory section and for solving day to day lab operational problems and notifying Lab Manager/Physician Supervisor of problems as appropriate. This job maintains a patient /client focused section that complies with the standards of accrediting/regulatory agencies; oversees training of all personnel in section and performs technical work as necessary; promotes and ensures compliance with the company and Laboratory policies and practices. Maintains confidentiality of patient and personnel-related information at all times and exhibits a high degree of professional excellence characterized by sound independent judgment, reliability, initiative, flexibility and a high standard of ethics.
Coordinates daily operations
Supervises, trains and develops department staff
Oversees performance improvement and quality control programs
Ensures fiscal responsibility
Participates in PALM and department projects
Required - Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, or chemical, physical or biological science
Required - 4 years training and experience in high complexity testing in the respective specialty under a qualified Medical Director
Experience working in controlled environment, following safety measures to minimize exposure to chemicals, body fluids, blood borne pathogens, etc.
Required - Current license or temporary license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Generalist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Specialist in the state of practice
Meets CLIA and CAP requirements for testing personnel relative to scope of duties
Meets CLIA standards as a general laboratory supervisor
ASCP certification as a Medical Technologist
Any incumbent certified by ASCP on or after January 1, 2004 must successfully complete the requirements of the ASCP’s Certification Maintenance Program
Preferred- Current license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Specialist in the state of practice
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Judgmental skills in order to identify and solve problems as well as handle difficult situations
Analytical skills necessary to prepare/interpret a variety of management reports, analyze complex data and trouble shoot equipment
Analytical skills to collect data, perform calculations, maintain system logs and operate laboratory computer equipment
Skills to manage stress in order to maintain a professional atmosphere and provide quality service
Preferred- Advanced analytical skills necessary in order to analyze complex data and trouble shoot equipment
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 28 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit Ochsner.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.